Kaitlyn Ranieri

#23 Kaitlyn Ranieri

HT. 5'2"
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Schererville, Ind.

2013: Appeared in 61 games as a freshman for the Crusaders, starting 59 times in the outfield ... a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree ... finished season hitting .314 with 35 runs scored and 16 RBIs ... finished second in the league in hits (61) and walks (31), fifth in runs scored, tied for fifth in doubles (12) and ninth in on-base percentage (.417) ... 31 walks is second-most in a single season in Crusader history, while 61 hits rank fifth on Valpo's single-season chart ... also matched Valpo record for most at-bats in a season (194) ... hit .350 in league-only play with 14 RBIs ... drew 18 walks in league play to lead the league, while her .513 on-base percentage in league-only action ranked fifth ... registered team-best 16 multi-hit games on the season ... also drew multiple walks six times on the year ... picked up triple as part of 2-for-3 game against Western Michigan Feb. 24 ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs Mar. 1 against UNC Wilmington ... tallied three hits and two RBIs Mar. 9 against Colgate ... came up with two more three-hit games on spring break trip, Mar. 15 versus Temple and Mar. 17 against Cornell ... tallied two hits in both ends of a doubleheader sweep of Green Bay Mar. 30 ... set program record for walks drawn in a game, earning four free passes at Detroit Apr. 21 ... also hit by a pitch that game as well, scoring two runs without an official at-bat ... dominated a three-game series to close out regular season against Youngstown State May 4-5, going 7-for-10 with two runs scored, two RBIs and six walks over the three games ... delivered game-tying hit in the 12th inning and walk-off hit in the 14th inning of middle game of series versus YSU ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a double in first elimination game of HL Championship, a win over UIC May 9 ... again dominated Youngstown State on Championship Saturday May 11, combining to go 3-for-7 with three runs scored, an RBI, a walk and a double over the two Crusader wins ... went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Valpo's first-ever NCAA Tournament win, May 18 over Central Michigan.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Indians ... earned All-Region and All-Conference accolades in each of her final three seasons ... selected as Lake Central's Team MVP for her sophomore and senior seasons ... played for Bull Sox Academy 18U Gold squad in her final year of travel ball, which went to the ASA Gold Nationals.

Personal: Kaitlyn is the daughter of Rick and Dana Ranieri ... major is nursing ... born December 23, 1993.