Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#18 - Tarah McShane
2013-14 Softball
POS.
C
B/T
R/R
HT.
5'5"
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Streamwood, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
St. Edward Central Catholic
Tarah McShane

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.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
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
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay