#7 Amanda Wisniewski
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Huntley|
Enters senior season third in Crusader history in career walks (78) and seventh in home runs (18)
2013: Appeared in 60 games as a junior for Valpo, starting 59 times ... was the regular starter in center field the first two-thirds of the season before moving to second base for the final third ... hit .167 with 28 runs scored and 18 RBIs ... posted an on-base percentage of .333 ... drew 35 walks on the season, setting a new Crusader single-season record and leading the Horizon League ... scored multiple runs five times and drew multiple walks on nine occasions ... kicked off season by drawing two walks and scoring three runs Feb. 9 versus Jackson State ... walked three times later that same day against Belmont ... drove in three runs and hit a homer Feb. 10 against Central Arkansas ... scored two runs and walked three times Mar. 1 versus UNC Wilmington ... connected on a home run, walked twice and scored three times Mar. 2 at Charleston Southern ... hit a pair of doubles against Stetson Mar. 9 ... walked three times and got hit by a pitch Mar. 15 against Temple ... drove in runs in four straight Horizon League games Mar. 30-Apr. 2 ... hit a home run in series finale against Green Bay Mar. 30 ... went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in title-clinching victory in HL Championship May 11 against Youngstown State ... went 3-for-4, including a three-run homer, with two runs scored in Valpo's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, May 18 over Central Michigan.
2012: Started 57 games for the Crusaders as a sophomore, 56 of those coming in the outfield ... also started one contest at second base ... hit .258 with 29 runs scored and 25 RBIs on the season ... connected on nine home runs, tied for third-most in the Horizon League and tied for fourth on Valpo's single-season chart ... drew 25 walks, fifth-most in the league and seventh-most in Crusader history ... finished season with an on-base percentage of .371 and a slugging percentage of .503 ... had a huge game early on agaisnt Nebraska-Omaha Feb. 11, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, two doubles and a homer ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a pair of walks Mar. 2 against Iowa State ... drove in season-high four runs, tallying a double and a homer, Mar. 3 against UTSA ... also homered next time out, Mar. 4 at UTEP ... scored a pair of runs Mar. 25 at Detroit and Apr. 14 in nightcap comeback win over Youngstown State ... launched home run at Notre Dame Apr. 18 ... homered in back-to-back Horizon League Championship games against Youngstown State and Butler May 11 ... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the win over the Penguins ... scored the championship-clinching run in the bottom of the seventh of the second title game May 12 against Loyola ... picked up a hit and a run scored in NCAA Tournament game at #9/7 Louisville May 18.
2011: Started 46 of the 49 games she played in as a rookie for the Crusaders ... started 41 games at second base and five in the outfield ... was a defensive replacement in the outfield twice and made one pinch-hit appearance ... named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... hit .279 ... drove in 20 runs and scored 23 times ... posted nine multi-hit games ... singled in first career at-bat while also hitting first career home run after going 2-for-2 with three runs scored against Western Illinois Feb. 12 ... went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored in the first game of a double-header at IUPUI Mar. 22 ... had a six-game hitting streak Mar. 25-Mar. 30, where she had four multi-hit games ... went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run score against Detroit Mar. 26 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored at Northern Illinois Mar. 30 ... drove in three runs with a home run at Youngstown State Apr. 17 ... had a three hit game against Wright State Apr. 21 ... finished the year going 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Butler at the Horizon League Championship May 13.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Red Raiders ... earned All-Conference honors in 2007 and 2010 ... named to the All-Area Second Team in 2007 ... played for the Wasco Diamonds 18USC (2009-2010) and 16USC (2008-2009) ... also earned two letters in basketball.
Personal: Amanda is the daughter of Keith and Joy Young ... major is psychology ... born July 25, 1992.