Emily Richardson

#45 Emily Richardson

Pos. P
Ht. 5-10
Yr. So.
Hometown Oak Park, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) River Forest

2017: Made 19 appearances in the circle in her freshman season at Valpo, starting on two occasions ... posted a 1-2 record with a 4.32 ERA in 47 innings of work ... enjoyed a strong Horizon League campaign, finishing league play with a 2.62 ERA and a .243 opponent's batting average in 26.2 innings over eight appearances ... ranked fifth in the league in league-only action in opponent's batting average and sixth in ERA ... debuted with 1.2 innings out of the bullpen Feb. 18 against UMBC ... earned first career win the next day versus Howard with four innings of relief work ... threw four innings of shutout softball in relief action, surrendering just one hit, at Loyola Mar. 21 ... recorded back-to-back strong shutout relief appearances in Horizon League play in mid-April, tossing 4.1 innings and giving up just two hits against UIC Apr. 12 and following with three innings of one-hit ball at Cleveland State Apr. 14 ... threw five shutout innings, giving up just two hits, at Detroit Mercy Apr. 22 ... recorded a 2.2-inning scoreless appearance in non-league action at Northern Illinois Apr. 26 ... threw a season-high 7.1 innings in a relief appearance against Oakland Apr. 28, giving up just give hits and one earned run while striking out a season-best eight batters.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Huskies ... a First Team All-State honoree as a senior ... earned First Team All-Area honors in 2016 after being named a Second Team selection in 2015 ... twice earned All-Conference accolades ... named high school's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... played travel softball for the Wasco Diamonds after spending 10 years with the Oak Park Windmills.

Personal: Daughter of Jessica and Dewayne Richardson ... majors are biology and secondary education.