Janelle Bouchard

#27 Janelle Bouchard

Pos. C
Ht. 5'7"
Yr. So.
Hometown Kennebunk, Maine
High School (Prev. School) Kennebunk

2013: A Second Team All-League and All-Newcomer Team honoree as a freshman ... appeared in 61 games for the Crusaders, starting 59 times ... 49 of her starts came at catcher ... hit .323 with 23 runs scored and 53 RBIs ... paced the Horizon League in RBIs, a mark which ranks second in a single season in Crusader history ... named Most Valuable Player of the HL Championship, as well as Batter of the Championship and a member of the All-Tournament Team ... hit .529 with 10 RBIs, four runs scored and four doubles over the tournament's six games in helping lead Valpo to the title ... 10 RBIs in the tournament matched a league record ... ranked among the top-ten in the league in doubles (15, t-1st), hits (60, 3rd), total bases (98, 4th), slugging percentage (.527, 7th) and home runs (7, t-8th) ... also posted a 1.000 fielding percentage to tie for the league lead, the first perfect fielding percentage (minimum 100 chances) at Valpo in 19 seasons ... registered 15 multi-hit games and a team-best 14 multi-RBI games ... kicked off career with a grand slam in a 5-RBI effort against Jackson State Feb. 9 ... earned All-Tournament honors at the Hilltopper Classic Feb. 22-24, hitting .438 with hits in all five games, three RBIs and three doubles ... went deep in 2-for-4, 2 R effort against UNC Wilmington Mar. 1 ... drove in four runs against Temple Mar. 15 ... went a perfect 3-for-3 Mar. 16 versus Maryland ... drove in multiple runs three straight games Apr. 2-3, including back-to-back 3-RBI games in league play against Wright State ... named HL Player of the Week Apr. 22 after hitting four home runs in a three-game series at Detroit ... went 6-for-9 in the series against the Titans, scoring four runs and posting 11 RBIs ... hit two grand slams that weekend, including one which capped a 2-HR first inning Apr. 21 ... went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double in opener at Western Michigan Apr. 30 ... posted a 3-for-7, 2-RBI effort in marathon win in nightcap versus Youngstown State May 4 ... drove in a pair of runs apiece in each of Valpo's first two HL Championship wins against UIC and Cleveland State May 9-10 ... connected on walk-off single in extra innings in the latter game to keep the Crusaders alive ... stood out on Championship Saturday, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored, five RBIs, three doubles and a home run in the two victories over Youngstown State.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Rams ... named a First Team All-State honoree in each of her four seasons ... also was team MVP and listed among  Portland Press Herald 25 Players to Watch all four years ... named Southern Maine Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year each of her last three  seasons ... was also the SMAA Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 ... played ASA for the Frozen Ropes Maine 18U starting in her freshman year ... also  earned three letters in basketball and one letter in field hockey.

Personal: Janelle is the daughter of Andrew and Debbie Bouchard ... major is elementary education ... born July 29, 1994.