Stephanie Kelly

#11 Stephanie Kelly

POS. P/1B
B/T L/L
HT. 5'7"
YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Plainfield, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Plainfield
2008: Made 24 appearances in the circle for Valpo as a junior, starting on 12 occasions ... finished fourth in the Horizon League in ERA (2.66) and saves (2) ... boasted a 3.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season ... earned first win of season in complete-game 2-1 decision over Lehigh March 4 ... followed the next day with 3.1 scoreless innings for a win against Sacred Heart ... registered victory with two shutout innings of relief work March 16 vs. St. Peter’s ... struck out a season-high eight batters against Ball State March 24 ... tallied wins on back-to-back days March 25-26 against Northern Illinois and Central Michigan ... recorded saves March 29 (Detroit) and April 9 (IPFW) ... struck out seven in four scoreless innings against Mastodons ... tossed four shutout innings April 22 against Butler in key Horizon League showdown.

2007: Appeared in 25 games for the Crusaders, making 12 starts in the circle ... ranked fourth in Mid-Con with a 2.78 ERA ... finished sixth in league in wins and batting average against and seventh in strikeouts ... won eight of last 11 decisions ... registered a 1.19 ERA in last six apperances during conference play ... allowed just an unearned run in a complete-game four-hit effort March 4 against Tennessee State ... won both ends of doubleheader March 8 against Penn and Lehigh in relief ... earned complete-game victory March 13 at East Tennessee State ... struck out 16 batters in 15.2 innings of work in three-game series versus IUPUI April 13-14 ... tossed first three innings of combined no-hitter April 16 against IPFW, striking out five hitters ... struck out eight in extra-inning effort May 6 at Oakland.

2006:
Made 29 appearances, starting 18 times in the circle for Valpo as a freshman ... ranked ninth in Mid-Con in appearances (29) and strikeouts (73) ... recorded a sterling 3.04 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... won first career start vs. Saint Peter’s March 5, allowing just one run in five innings ... proceeded to earn wins in each of first three starts ... pitched 3.1 scoreless innings March 30 against IPFW and March 31 against Oakland ... allowed just two hits in five innings April 20 at IPFW ... registered seven of 11 outs via strikeout April 30 at Western Illinois ... narrowly missed a complete-game shutout May 5 against UMKC, pitching 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while striking out a Valpo season-high 10 batters.

Prep:
Won one letter for the Wildcats after playing first three seasons as Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill. ... two-time All-State performer ... named to four All-Conference teams, three All-City teams and three All-Area teams ... Most Valuable Player of Upstate Eight Conference in 2003 and Suburban Prairie Conference in 2005 ... named a Super 60 All-Star in 2005 ... one of 19 players in Illinois prep history to record over 1,000 career strikeouts (1,027) ... holds Plainfield Central single-season strikeout record (275) and Neuqua Valley career strikeout mark (757) ... named to honor roll four times ... also lettered in basketball.

Personal:
Stephanie is the daughter of Jerry and Charlene Kelly ... major is business management ... born September 5, 1986.