Jenna Stauffenberg

#15 Jenna Stauffenberg

Pos. C
Ht. 5-7
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Kankakee, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Bishop McNamara

2017: Appeared in 49 games during her junior season, starting 24 times at designated player and 23 times at catcher ... also made one pinch-hitting appearance and came off bench as a defensive replacement once ... hit .253 with 14 runs scored and 26 RBIs ... tied for second on the team in RBIs ... enters senior season fourth in program history with a .987 career fielding percentage ... ranked third on the team with nine multi-hit games on the year and drove in multiple runs four times ... went 2-for-3 with a triple in win over UMBC Feb. 18 ... enjoyed one of top single-game performances in program history in win over Howard Feb. 19, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and six RBIs ... the six runs driven in are tied for third in a single game by a Valpo player since 1999, and matched the most by any Horizon League player in a single game in 2017 ... three-hit effort against Howard kicked off a five-game hitting streak ... recorded a season-best seven-game hitting streak Mar. 18-29, tallying two hits in four of the seven games ... also drove in at least one run in six of the seven contests during the streak ... delivered walk-off base hit to complete Valpo rally against South Dakota Mar. 18 ... went 2-for-5 with her first career home run, as well as a double and two RBIs, in Mar. 25 series finale win over Northern Kentucky ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a double in Apr. 4 victory against Green Bay ... recorded doubles in back-to-back wins over Cleveland State Apr. 14-15, driving in a pair of runs in the series finale versus the Vikings ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2016: Saw action in 23 games as a sophomore, making 17 starts ... strong defensively behind the plate, posting a .988 fielding percentage on the year as she committed just one error ... handled each of her final 78 chances defensively without error ... enters junior year third in program history in career fielding percentage ... recorded a base hit and a walk and laid down a sacrifice bunt in Apr. 3 nightcap win over Northern Kentucky ... nearly hit first career home run in Apr. 16 win over Cleveland State, drilling a base hit off the top of the fence ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Appeared in 42 games in her freshman year with the Crusaders, starting 39 times at catcher ... hit .253 on the season with 11 runs scored ... posted an on-base percentage of .314 ... threw out 16 runners attempting to steal, second-most in the Horizon League ... opened career with a hit and a run scored in her first career game, Feb. 6 at Mercer ... went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI Feb. 21 against Alabama State ... picked up another RBI later that same day at Samford ... went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored Mar. 7 against Omaha ... recorded another double Mar. 9 at Colorado State ... drew two walks and scored a run Mar. 13 against Albany ... registered hits in all three games of Horizon League series at Cleveland State Apr. 17-18 ... tallied hits in three straight games May 2-6, including going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in Horizon League Championship opener against Wright State.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Irish ... earned All-Area accolades in each of her final two seasons ... helped lead 2013 team to an undefeated season and the 2A state title as a junior, connecting on the game-winning home run in the state semifinal ... earned All-Conference honors as a junior and as a senior ... four-time All-City honoree ... named team MVP as a senior after winning the squad's Most Improved Player award as a junior ... played travel ball one year for Legends Fast Pitch after spending seven years with Team Oak Stars ... also earned one letter in volleyball and three letters in basketball.

Personal: Jenna is the daughter of Darren and Carrie Stauffenberg ... major is nursing.