Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#1 - Sam McGee
2011-12 Softball
POS.
P
B/T
R/R
HT.
5'10"
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Bloomington, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Jefferson
Sam McGee

2011: Took to the circle 31 times during junior season, starting 24 games ... finished the season with a 17-7 record and a 2.95 ERA ... tied for third in the Horizon League in wins, which also is tied for second in a single season in school history ... ended the year eighth in the Horizon League in strikeouts with 98 ... finished 10th in the conference in ERA ... pitched four innings, giving up only three runs, to earn a victory against Western Illinois Feb. 12 ... went seven innings and recorded seven strikeouts, giving up no earned runs, and five hits to pick up a win against Charleston Southern Feb. 25 ... struck out ten batters against South Dakota Mar. 8 ... pitched 4.1 scoreless innings of relief, only allowing two hits, to beat Bethune-Cookman Feb. 27 ... struck out a season-best 10 batters against South Dakota on Mar. 8 ... had an seven game win streak from Mar. 9 to Apr. 2 ... started the win streak with complete game shutout against Temple Mar. 9 ... gave up only one run over six innings in the second game of a doubleheader to win at IUPUI Mar. 22 ... only allowed four runs in seven innings of work in a victory over Michigan State Mar. 25 ... struck out four batters in three straight outings from Apr. 7 to Apr. 10 ... allowed just one run in a complete-game victory at Butler Apr. 12 ... surrendered just one hit and struck out six in a five-inning complete-game win at Green Bay on Apr. 30 ... threw 9.1 scoreless innings over two straight games against Cleveland State May 8 and against Butler at the Horizon League Championship May 12.

2010: Made 28 appearances in the pitching circle as a sophomore, starting 26 games ... a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree ... finished season 14-6 with a 2.17 ERA, placing fourth among league players in both wins and ERA ... ranked sixth in league, allowing opponents to hit just .254 against her, and seventh with 95 strikeouts ... 14 wins tied for fourth-most in a single season in Valpo history, while 95 strikeouts rank tenth on Crusader single-season chart ... only walked 25 batters on the season in 126 innings of work ... ranked 34th nationally with just 1.39 walks per seven innings ... picked up six wins in league play and lowered ERA against league opponents to 2.06 ... gave up just one hit over six innings to earn win in first appearance Feb. 13 against South Dakota ... earned wins in three straight starts Feb. 28-Mar. 3 ... limited Auburn to just one unearned run and three hits in 5.1 innings of work Mar. 7 ... earned complete-game win at Marshall Mar. 9 ... struck out seven while giving up just one run in 6.1 innings Mar. 13 against Missouri State ... tallied three straight victories in starts Mar. 27-Apr. 3 ... gave up just one run over 10.1 innings in that stretch ... dominated IUPUI Apr. 13, tossing six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and striking out a career-high nine batters ... took no-hitter into sixth inning and gave up just one unearned run in six-inning run-rule victory over UIC Apr. 17 ... tossed complete-game four-hitter against Loyola Apr. 24 ... struck out seven in six innings of work for win over Youngstown State May 1 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Made 21 appearances in the circle for Valparaiso as a freshman, earning 15 starting nods … finished rookie year with a 9-5 record and a 3.25 ERA … nine wins ranked ninth in the Horizon League, while her ERA was good for tenth … walked just 1.48 batters per seven innings as a freshman … won first seven decisions of career, including victories in six straight appearances March 5-12 … garnered first career W March 5 in relief effort against Holy Cross … pitched complete games in next four outings for wins over Fairfield, Saint Francis (Pa.), La Salle and Robert Morris, posting ERA of 1.35 over that stretch … struck out season-high six batters March 6 against Fairfield [matched April 18 at Green Bay and April 22 at Butler] … tossed first shutout of season vs. La Salle March 10 … picked up relief win March 12 against Penn … earned victory in run-rule shortened complete game March 25 at Northern Illinois … threw complete-game six-hitter to defeated Youngstown State April 11 … picked up second shutout of season April 18 at Green Bay, allowing just five hits … spent summer playing for Minnesota Blizzard 18U ASA Gold squad.

Prep: A six-year letterwinner for the Jaguars ... named Star Tribune Scholar-Athlete of the Year following senior season ... a two-time First Team All-State honoree ... earned All-Section accolades three times and All-Conference honors four times ... also received Academic All-State accolades ... played for Minnesota Blizzard ASA team at 2008 18U national championships that finished tied for seventh ... earned Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Pitcher honors at 2006 USSAA national tournament as member of tournament champions Minnesota Stars ... also earned five letters in swimming and four letters in basketball ... received Academic All-State notice in both sports ... an All-Conference selection once on the hardwood ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Sam is the daughter of Dave and Liz McGee ... major is civil engineering ... has earned Presidential Academic honors and been named to the Dean's List during her time at Valpo … born April 16, 1990.

M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo