Joylyn Ichiyama

#21 Joylyn Ichiyama

Pos. IF
Ht. 5'2"
Yr. Sr./Jr.
Hometown Torrance, Calif.
High School (Prev. School) Redondo Union

2012: Made 60 starts at third base during her redshirt junior campaign ... earned a spot on the All-League First Team ... named Defensive Player of the Horizon League Championship, tallying eight putouts and 18 assists over the six games ... hit .302 with 24 runs scored and 46 RBIs ... broke Valpo's  single-season record and led the Horizon League with 188 assists from the hot corner ... moved into Crusader single-season top-10s in RBIs (3rd), total bases  (98, 4th), doubles (14, 5th) and home runs (8, 9th) ... ranked third in Horizon League in RBIs, fifth in total bases and seventh in doubles and slugging  percentage (.547) ... led all Horizon League players within league-only play in doubles (9) and ranked second in RBIs (29) ... enters final season already  among Valpo's career top-10 in six different categories ... posted 13 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games as a junior ... hit a home run as part of a 3-for-3, 2-run, 4-RBI game vs. UT-Martin Feb. 25 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scoerd and two triples Mar. 3 against UTSA ... set a new career high by going  4-for-4 in series-opening win over Detroit Mar. 24, kicking off an 11-game hitting streak ... hit a home run and drove in three runs in series finale at  Wright State Apr. 12 ... posted a three-hit game Apr. 21 at UIC ... went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs in nightcap against Butler Apr. 25 ... picked  up a base hit and drove in a run in both NCAA Tournament games May 18-19 ... named an NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.

2011: Sat out season as a redshirt, maintaining two seasons of eligibility ... named an NFCA Scholar Athlete.

2010: Started all 52 games she appeared in for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... made 50 of her starts at second base, while also starting one game apiece at shortstop and designated player ... hit .311 on the season with 18 runs scored and 22 RBIs ... tallied 12 extra-base hits, including three home runs ... raised average to .393 in Horizon League action, good for 11th in the league ... slugged at a .492 clip in league games ... finished season tied for tenth in a single year in Valpo history with 50 hits ... closed year 13th in the league with 92 assists in the field ... registered nine multi-hit games ... stole six bases without being caught once on the basepaths ... blasted home runs on consecutive days Mar. 2-3 against Holy Cross ... went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a double Mar. 6 versus Tennessee State ... recorded two hits in three straight games Mar. 31-Apr. 2 within an eight-game hitting streak ... went 3-for-6, all three hits being doubles, with two runs scored and two RBIs in twinbill sweep of Northern Illinois Mar. 31 ... closed Detroit series Apr. 2-3 5-for-8 with three runs and two RBIs over the three games ... registered season-best ten-game hitting streak Apr. 24-May 9 ... opened streak with 2-for-3 performance against Loyola Apr. 24 while also tying career high with three RBIs ... tallied career-best four hits in series finale with Youngstown State May 2 ... connected for solo homer in series opener at Cleveland State May 8.

2009: Saw action in 46 games as a freshman for the Crusaders, making 45 starts … majority of action came as designated player, while also earning starts at both middle infield positions … one of two Valpo players to earn All-Newcomer Team accolades from the Horizon League … hit .303 on the season and raised batting average to .321 in league-only play … blasted six home runs on the season, tied for fourth in a single season in Crusader history and already tied for eighth on Valpo career chart … also drove in 26 runs as a freshman, sixth-most in a year all-time at Valpo … had 11 multi-hit games and drove in multiple runs on four occasions … drove in season-high three runs against Holy Cross on March 5 … hit first career home run March 6 and followed the next day with another round-tripper … posted three-hit days March 23 at IUPUI and April 23 at Butler … scored two runs March 25 at Northern Illinois and April 11 at Youngstown State … tallied two home runs and a double while also drawing two walks over three games at HL Championship May 7-8.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Sea Hawks ... named Bay League Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore ... a three-time All-Area selection ... earned All-League recognition four times, including First Team honors each of her final three years ... team captain as a senior ... also earned four letters in basketball ... team was two-time California Interscholastic Federation champion ... Sea Hawks won four straight league titles ... a three-time All-CIF and All-Area selection on the hardwood.

Personal: Joylyn is the daughter of Jodi Ichiyama ... has one son, Jayden Drewry ... graduated in May 2012 with a degree in exercise science ... currently working towards her master's degree in health administration ... born January 2, 1990.