Jaymee Lawton

#20 Jaymee Lawton

Pos. IF
Ht. 5-7
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Goodyear, Ariz.
High School (Prev. School) Desert Edge (Utah Valley)

2018: Made 48 starts as a junior for Valpo - 47 at shortstop, and once at second base ... hit .261 (35-for-134) with 25 runs scored and 30 RBIs ... led team in home runs (11) and RBIs, as well as slugging percentage (.545) ... moved into a tie for fourth in a single season in program history with her 11 homers ... tied for second among MVC players in homers and ranked fifth in slugging percentage, tied for sixth in RBIs and sixth in assists (105) ... enters final season at Valpo 10th in program history with 16 career home runs ... had eight multi-hit games on the year, including four three-hit outings, and drove in multiple runs seven times ... went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBIs, a double, a homer and a walk in Feb. 10 win over Tennessee State ... finished Feb. 16 win over Eastern Kentucky 2-for-4 with three RBIs ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a homer and matched career best with four RBIs later that day in win at Charleston Southern ... tallied three more hits (3-for-4) the next day in another win over EKU ... homered in both of Valpo's wins on March 4, over Princeton and UNLV ... went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a double in addition to her homer in the latter game ... connected on another homer in nightcap at Grand Canyon March 6 ... hit another homer March 11 against Northern Colorado ... posted second career two-homer game in nightcap at Indiana State March 17 while going 3-for-4 at the plate ... went 1-for-1 with a run scored, an RBI, two walks and a sac fly in nightcap win at Missouri State March 24 ... connected on a homer the next day in the series finale against the Bears, part of a 2-for-3 effort at the plate ... went deep against Southern Illinois in March 30 nightcap ... drew walks in all three of her plate appearances in win over Fort Wayne April 11 ... had a big game in series-opening win at Illinois State May 5, going 2-for-2 with three runs scored, an RBI, a home run and a walk.

2017: Started all 51 games at shortstop in her first season with the Crusaders ... hit .246 with 21 runs scored and 23 RBIs ... posted a .352 on-base percentage, drawing 21 walks ... slugged at a .442 clip (eight doubles, two triples, five home runs) ... ranked ninth in the Horizon League in walks ... led the league and ranked second in a single season in Valpo program history with 171 assists ... had a single-game high nine assists in win over Stony Brook Mar. 3, the most in a single game by any Horizon League player in 2017 and tying Valpo's single-game record dating back to 1999 ... raised slugging percentage within league-only play to .569, second-best on the team and good for ninth in the league in league-only action ... drove in multiple runs six times, second-most on the team ... connected on first career home run Mar. 4 against Eastern Illinois, driving in a pair of runs ... reached base in eight straight games Mar. 25-Apr. 4 ... hit home run and drove in three runs in middle game of series at Northern Kentucky Mar. 25 ... made it seven RBIs in the doubleheader with 2-for-3, 3-run, 4-RBI performance in series finale, connecting on a pair of home runs ... continued hot hitting next time out in win over IUPUI Mar. 29, going 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs ... hit a home run in series opener against Green Bay Apr. 4 ... reached base in all four of her plate appearances in the middle game of the series against the Phoenix, going 1-for-1 with a run scored and a season-best three walks ... went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in series finale win at Cleveland State Apr. 15 ... finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in opener at Northern Illinois Apr. 26.

2016 (Utah Valley): Appeared in 37 games as a freshman for the Wolverines ... made 18 starts, split between second base and designated player ... hit .222 with seven runs scored and four RBIs ... drew four walks and tallied a pair of doubles ... committed just three errors on the season, posting a .955 fielding percentage ... named to the Dean's List.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Scorpions ... three-time team MVP ... named Section Player of the Year in 2014 ... also earned First Team honors as a freshman in 2012 ... an Honorable Mention state All-Academic selection as a senior in 2015 ... played travel with AZ Storm, helping 18u Gold team to berth at PGF Premier in both 2014 and 205 ... helepd team place 16th out of nearly 50 teams at 2015 Colorado Sparklers ... also earned one letter in tennis, advancing to states.

Personal: Daughter of Kandi and Jason Lawton ... major is finance.