Kayla Skapyak

#2 Kayla Skapyak

Pos. OF
Ht. 5-7
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Macomb, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) Dakota

2022: Made 40 appearances as a sophomore, starting in the outfield on 36 occasions ... hit .227 (17-for-75) with eight runs scored ... stole seven bases without beging caught once ... picked up a hit, scored a run and stole a base Feb. 12 versus Western Michigan ... went 1-for-3 with a steal and a run scored Feb. 19 against Holy Cross ... put together a four-game hitting streak March 4-5 ... stole a base in the first three of those games ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base to open hitting streak against Western Illinois March 4 ... went 2-for-2 with a run scored April 30 at Illinois State ... tallied a hit in each half of doubleheader against Evansville May 7 ... talied a hit, stole a base and scored a run in MVC Tournament against Indiana State May 11.

2021: Made 29 appearances in her first season at Valpo, making 20 starts - 12 in left field and eight in right field ... hit .156 (7-for-45) with six runs scored ... picked up first career hit Feb. 13 against Kansas City ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a walk in Feb. 27 win over Belmont ... kicked off five-game on-base streak March 7 in win over Marshall, going 1-for-2 with a run scored ... tallied a hit in four of those five games ... drew two walks and scored two runs March 13 against Western Kentucky ... picked up a base hit and scored a run the next day against WKU ... scored a run in MVC Tournament game versus Indiana State May 12.

Prep: Helped the Cougars to a district championship in 2019 as a junior, earning First All-County and All-Conference accolades while hitting .418 ... hit above .400 in consecutive seasons, as she posted a .407 batting average as a sophomore in 2018 ... travel teammates at last two stops with Valpo classmate Kylie Millhorn ... played travel most recently for Turnin2 Fastpitch after previously playing with the Michigan Finesse, helping her team to a 17th-place finish at the 2019 PGF Platinum National Championships and a fifth-place finish at TCA/USA Nationals.

Personal: Major is exercise science.