Kelsie Packard

#28 Kelsie Packard

Pos. P
B/T R/R
Ht. 5-8
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Beloit, Wis.
High School (Prev. School) Turner (Rock Valley College)

2018: Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year and a Second Team All-MVC selection ... made 23 appearances in the circle in her first year as a Crusader, starting 15 times ... went 8-5 with a 2.68 ERA in 102 innings of work, striking out 111 batters ... finished year sixth in the conference in strikeouts ... stood out in MVC play, going 6-3 with a 1.78 ERA and striking out 78 batters over 67 innings in conference action ... ranked third in the MVC in conference-only play in opponents' batting average (.216), fourth in ERA and fourth in strikeouts ... debuted for Valpo by giving up just one earned run in three innings against SIUE Feb. 9 ... tossed two shutout innings out of the bullpen at Indiana State in nightcap March 17 ... earned victory in first start in MVC play, scattering seven hits and giving up just one run in opener at Missouri State March 24 ... struck out six in start against Southern Illinois March 30, kicking off a stretch of 10 straight appearances with at least five strikeouts - the most by a Valpo pitcher in program history ... earned shutout win over Fort Wayne April 11, striking out eight ... tallied seven strikeouts in start against Drake April 15 ... recorded first double-figure strikeout effort of her career in opener against Evansville April 21, notching 10 K's in the tough-luck loss ... threw 3.2 innings of no-hit relief against the Purple Aces the next day, striking out five ... shut out Loyola on the road April 24 in opener of twinbill, striking out a career-best 11 hitters while scattering five hits ... win over the Ramblers started a string of wins in each of her last five MVC starts of the year ... surrendered just one run over two complete-game wins over Bradley April 28-29 against a Braves team which entered the series averaging 5.5 runs/game in conference action ... allowed one run while striking out seven in a 2-1 victory in the series opener, and then capped the series with a six-hit shutout, striking out nine, in a 1-0 win ... named MVC Pitcher of the Week and Newcomer of the Week April 30 for her efforts against the Ramblers and the Braves ... tossed a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts in win at Illinois State in opener May 5 ... came back the next day with another complete-game win over the Redbirds, giving up just one run and striking out six ... picked up victory in the Crusaders' first-ever MVC Tournament game, going 6.2 innings and stirking out six in a 3-2 win over Indiana State ... tossed three shutout innings in tournament finale against Drake, striking out four while giving up just one hit ... named to the MVC All-Tournament Team.

2016-2017 (Rock Valley College): Rock Valley claimed national championships in each of her two seasons on the roster ... named NJCAA Division III Pitcher of the Year and an NFCA NJCAA Division III First Team All-American in 2017 ... also a First Team All-District and First Team All-Conference selection ... posted a 23-0 record with a 1.29 ERA and struck out 209 batters in 130.2 innings of work ... led the nation in strikeouts, ranked second in both wins and ERA, third in shutouts (five) and fourth in opponents’ batting average (.135) ... a two-time selection as NJCAA Division III National Pitcher of the Week ... threw two no-hitters as a sophomore ...  registered two shutout victories at the National Championship to help the Golden Eagles claim the title – the program’s fourth consecutive national crown – including a four-hit, nine-strikeout shutout of Herkimer to send RVC to the championship game ... missed most of freshman year due to injury.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Trojans ... a First Team All-State honoree as a senior ... earned Second Team All-State accolades as a sophomore and Third Team notice as a junior ... three-time First Team All-District honoree ... named conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference in each of her four seasons ... helped team to a third-place finish at state tournament as a senior ... also earned one letter in volleyball ... played travel ball for Illinois Chill Gold.

Personal: Daughter of Jim Packard and Dori Hughes ... major is sports management.