#15 Kelsey Phalen
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Batavia|
2011: Appeared in 54 games as a junior, while starting 52 at first base ... entered as a defensive replacement at first base once and pinch-hit before entering at first base once ... hit .213 with 14 extra base hits ... drove in 27 runs and scored 16 ... a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts ... finished second in the Horizon League defensively in putouts (362) ... recorded six doubles in Horizon League play, fourth-most in the league ... hit a home run in both games of a double-header at Iowa State Feb. 13 ... went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored against Florida A&M Mar. 9 ... drove in five runs and hit a grand slam while going 2-for-4 against Penn Mar. 11 ... had two doubles and two RBIs against Detroit Mar. 26 ... drove home three runs with two hits against Detroit Mar. 27 ... doubled and tripled at Northern Illinois Mar. 30 ... went 3-for-3 with a home run at Green Bay Apr. 30 ... named an NFCA Scholar Athlete ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the fall and spring semesters.
2010: Started all 56 games for the Crusaders at first base as a sophomore ... hit .301 with 34 runs scored and 31 RBIs ... 31 RBIs is tied for third-most in a single season in Valpo history, while 34 runs scored ranks fifth on the Crusader single-season charts ... connected for 17 extra-base hits, including six homers, tied for fifth in a single year in Crusader history ... set new school record and led the Horizon League in the field with 411 putouts ... posted 13 multi-hit games, drove in multiple runs eight times and scored two or more runs on seven occasions ... kicked off season with 6-for-12, 7 RBI, 3 2B effort over four games Feb. 13-14 at UNI Dome Classic ... named Horizon League Batter of the Week Feb. 15 for her opening weekend effort ... tallied hits in 15 of the season’s first 16 games, including 11-game hitting streak Feb. 27-Mar. 7 ... had five multi-hit games during that stretch, including four straight two-hit games Mar. 3-7 ... hit two-run homer in top of ninth inning to cap 2-for-3, 3 RBI game in extra-inning win over Gardner-Webb Mar. 5 ... connected for home run against Auburn Mar. 7 and scored two runs ... hit three-run homer against Northern Illinois Mar. 31 as part of four-RBI game, matching career high ... went 6-for-9 with six runs scored and four RBIs in three-game series at Detroit Apr. 2-3 ... drove in three runs, including two-run homer, in second game of series ... tallied two doubles and scored three runs in series finale ... went 2-for-3 with three runs scored Apr. 17 in nightcap win at Loyola ... hit a home run as part of 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI day Apr. 21 at #23 Notre Dame ... a member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Made 30 appearances as a freshman, including 24 starts, before suffering season-ending injury April 11 at Youngstown State … 23 of her starts came at shortstop … was hitting .294 on the season and .300 in league play prior to injury … had four multi-hit games while driving in multiple runs five times and scoring two runs on three occasions … scored first career run while drawing a walk and stealing a base March 7 as pinch-hitter against Saint Francis (Pa.) … started for first time at shortstop on March 9 vs. Bryant, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs … connected on two home runs in the same inning against Bryant … also went deep April 4 at Loyola and April 9 at Notre Dame … went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and two doubles March 25 at Northern Illinois.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs ... a three-time All-Area and four-time All-Conference honoree ... named Softball Player of the Year by Batavia Republican in 2008 ... honored among top 100 area players in 2008 by Chicago Sun-Times ... three year team captain ... also earned two letters in volleyball ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Kelsey is the daughter of Dan and Laurie Phalen ... major is exercise science ... born May 12, 1990.