Tarah McShane

#18 Tarah McShane

POS. C
B/T R/R
HT. 5'5"
YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Streamwood, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) St. Edward Central Catholic

2014: Started all 57 of her appearances as a junior, starting 40 times at first base, 13 times at designated player, three times at third base and once at catcher ... hit .261 on the year with 16 runs scored and 36 RBIs ... ranked third in the Horizon League in RBIs and second in HBP (9) ... posted an on-base percentage of .346 and a slugging percentage of .418 ... made just four errors on the season and enters final season second in program history in fielding percentage (.986) ... went a perfect 5-for-5 in Crusaders' record-setting win over Seton Hall Feb. 8, the most hits in a single game by a Valpo player since at least 1998 ... went 2-for-3 the next day against UMass Lowell with two RBIs and a home run ... connected on round-trippers and posted three-RBI games during spring trip against Longwood (Mar. 2), Boise State (Mar. 8) and BYU (Mar. 14) ... went 3-for-7 with three RBIs and two doubles in Horizon League twinbill at Youngstown State Mar. 22 ... named Valparaiso athletic department's Female Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2014 ... registered eight-game hitting streak Apr. 5-18, including back-to-back two-hit games versus Northern Illinois Apr. 8 ... drove in a pair of runs in three games during that streak, including consecutive league matchups against Cleveland State (Apr. 13) and Oakland (Apr. 18) ... connected on home run at #21 Notre Dame Apr. 24 ... went 3-for-4 in Horizon League Championship opener against UIC May 7 ... two days later, delivered walk-off hit against the Flames to cap a 2-for-4, 3-RBI game and send the Crusaders to the league title game ... named to All-Tournament Team at Horizon League Championship.

2013: Appeared in 54 games for the Crusaders as a sophomore, starting 51 times ... made 38 starts at designated player and 13 starts at catcher ... hit .255 with 20 runs scored and 23 RBIs ... tied for Horizon League lead with 15 doubles on the year, tied for the fifth-most in a single season in Crusader history ... posted 10 multi-hit games, seven multi-RBI games and four multi-run games ...went 3-for-4 against Pitt Feb. 24 ... hit first career home run Mar. 9 against Colgate, part of a 2-for-3, 2-RBI performance ... registered 4-for-4 day at the plate at Florida Gulf Coast Mar. 13, scoring a run and driving in two ... went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two doubles and a triple in home opener against Western Illinois Mar. 28 ... went 2-for-3 with one run scored, an RBI and two doubles in series opener Apr. 1 versus Wright State ... followed with a 3-for-4, 2-R, 2-RBI effort against the Raiders in the opener of a doubleheader the next day, including a triple ... picked up a double and a home run in 2-for-4, 2-R, RBI game in opener at IUPUI May 1 ... became the only Crusader with a pair of four-hit games on the season May 4 in nightcap marathon win over Youngstown State, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored and two doubles ... scored game-tying run in 12th inning of win against the Penguins and then scored walk-off run in the 14th inning ... had a big game to help send Valpo to Championship Saturday of HL Championship May 10 against Wright State, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs on a grand slam.

2012: Made six appearances during rookie season with the Crusaders ... pinch-hit Feb. 24 at UT-Chattanooga and Mar. 10 against Creighton ... also earned four outings as a defensive replacement behind the plate, tallying five putouts ... drew a walk May 2 against Western Michigan.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Green Wave ... All-Conference honoree all four years ... Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... four-time Daily Herald All-Area team selection ... two-time Courier News All-Area selection ... named offensive MVP twice ... hit .518 as a senior with eight home runs and eight triples ... ended career as a .484 hitter ... also lettered in basketball and volleyball ... member of the state championship basketball team at Driscoll Catholic, which she attended through her sophomore year ... played five years for Chi-Town Express, which won 16U Chicagoland Metros and finished in top 16 at 16U ASA nationals ... also finished in top 16 at 14U NSA World Series ... also played one year for Orland Park A’s.

Personal: Tarah is the daughter of Steve and Noel McShane ... major is psychology ... born September 7, 1992.