Kayla Skapyak

#2 Kayla Skapyak

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

2023: Made 46 appearances as a junior ... started 37 games: 27 in center field, eight in right field and two at designated players ... hit .148 (13-for-88) with 10 runs scored ... ranked third on the team in runs scored and tied for second in stolen bases (4) ... shared team lead with six sacrifice bunts, tied for sixth-most in the MVC ... went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored Feb. 11 versus Bowling Green ... picked up a hit and scored a run Feb. 24 against Siena ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base Feb. 26 against Oakland ... tallied a hit and a run scored in March 4 win at Bellarmine ... stole two bases and picked up a hit March 24 against Illinois State ... registered a hit and scored a run March 29 at Purdue Fort Wayne ... scored two runs April 25 at UIC ... notched a base hit in lone plate appearance at MVC Tournament against Indiana State May 10.

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 being 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.