Shay Frederick

#5 Shay Frederick

Pos. G
Ht. 5-7
Yr. So.
Hometown Greenville, Wis.
High School (Prev. School) Hortonville

2019-20: Started all 29 games as a sophomore for Valpo, averaging 10.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 30.2 minutes/game of action ... led the team in assists, ranked second in steals and third in scoring ... handed out 126 total assists, 10th-most in a single season in program history ... already ranks 19th on Valpo's career assists chart after just two seasons ... ranked second in the MVC in assists, fourth in assist/TO ratio, seventh in free throw percentage (.811) and 10th in steals ... increased scoring average to 11.5 points/game within MVC-only play ... scored in double figures on 14 occasions ... led Valpo in assists 21 times, steals six times, scoring five times and rebounds five times ... tied for team-high honors with then-career best 21 points in overtime win over Bowling Green Nov. 24, scoring 13 of her 21 in the fourth quarter/overtime ... went 13-of-14 from the foul line in the win over the Falcons, the 13 made free throws tied for fifth-most in a single game in program history ... also handed out six assists in the win over BGSU ... dished out seven assists in Nov. 27 win at Toledo ... set career high by handing out eight assists in victory over Morehead State Dec. 17 ... recorded five steals against #21/19 Missouri State Jan. 5 ... posted 18 points, five assists and a career-high six steals in Jan. 12 win at Evansville ... tallied seven assists while committing just one turnover against Bradley Jan. 19 ... led epic comeback victory against Loyola Jan. 24 as Valpo erased 11-point deficit in final three minutes ... scored Valpo's last seven points in a span of 14.5 seconds - a layup with 19.7 to play, two free throws with 12.0 remaining and a 3-point play which gave Valpo the lead with 5.2 seconds left ... finished the win over the Ramblers with 21 points to tie her career high at that point, six rebounds and five assists ... averaged 7.7 assists/game over a three-game stretch Feb. 2-8, including matching her career best with eight assists in back-to-back wins over Evansville Feb. 6 and Indiana State Feb. 8 ... posted team-high 18 points Feb. 14 at Bradley ... set career high with 22 points in win over UNI Feb. 28, knocking down career-best eight field goals (8-16) while also tallying four assists without committing a turnover ... dished out game-high six assists to go with 15 points versus Drake March 1 ... helped Valpo close season with road win at Southern Illinois March 7 with eight points, a career-high nine rebounds and four assists.

2018-19: Became the first Valpo player to garner MVC All-Freshman Team honors and the first to do so in any conference since Meredith Hamlet was a member of the 2015-16 Horizon League All-Freshman Team… Was named the Female Newcomer of the Year in Valpo Athletics at the end-of-year ARC Awards, as voted on by her peers… Appeared in all 32 games and made 13 starts for Valpo, averaging 7.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 29.4 minutes while totaling a team-high 106 assists against just 43 turnovers… Had 49 steals to rank second on the team… Ranked sixth in The Valley and first among freshmen with 3.3 assists per game… Ranked 13th in the conference and fourth among freshmen with 1.5 steals per game… Ranked second in the MVC and first among freshmen with a 2.0 assist to turnover ratio… Played the most minutes per game of any freshman in the conference… Had a strong showing in her collegiate debut on Nov. 7 at UIC, filling up the stat sheet with seven points, three steals and a team-high four assists...After scoring 10 points on Nov. 16 at Morehead State, finished in double figures for the third time in four games on Nov. 17 vs. St. Francis Brooklyn. She racked up career highs in points (19), assists (5), made 3s (4), made field goals (5) and made free throws (5) while committing just one turnover.... Became just the fourth Valpo player since the 2001-02 season to average double figures over the first five games of her freshman year by turning in 10.2 points per game through the first five games this season... Dished out a game-high six assists on Nov. 26 vs. Toledo, setting a career watermark... Went 5-of-7 from the field to score 12 points off the bench on Jan. 18 vs. Indiana State... Led all scorers on Jan. 27 at Missouri State with a 17-point performance that included a career-high six made field goals. She matched a personal best with four made triples while finishing two points shy of a career watermark... Made her first career start on Feb. 1 vs. Bradley and turned in career highs in points (21) and assists (8) while seeing 38 minutes of action... Swiped six steals on Feb. 8 vs. Drake, the most by a Valpo player in a single game since 2014... Had 15 points on Feb. 28 at Bradley, her highest scoring output since setting her career high in her first career start in the first meeting with the Braves.

Prep: Was a captain as a junior and senior... Four-year letter winner in basketball and one-year letter winner in softball… Thrived academically, earning honor roll all semesters of high school and finishing with a 3.9 GPA… Led Hortonville to its first state tournament final four appearance in 30 years as a junior and senior…Helped her team to back-to-back FVA conference championships as a freshman and sophomore… Won regional titles all four years and sectional championships in 2017 and 2018… Led the team in scoring and assists in each of her final three seasons… Fab Five (Preseason Top 5 Players for Northeast Wisconsin) as a sophomore, junior and senior… All-Area First-Team selection all four years… WBCA D2 All-State First Team as a junior and senior and honorable mention as a sophomore… Associated Press Third Team All-State as a senior and honorable mention as a junior… McDonald’s All-American nominee… Finished as the school’s all-time leader in scoring, assists, steals and 3-pointers (boys and girls)… Compiled 1,451 points, 403 assists, 205 steals and 282 made 3s… Averaged 16.7 points and 5.2 assists per game as a senior after scoring 16.5 points per contest as a junior… Voted the top shooter in the state of Wisconsin… Selected to play in the WBCA 2018 Senior All-Star Game… Earned the US Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete Award at Hortonville... First Team All-Conference (Fox Valley Association) all four years... Ranked sixth by WIS Sports for the Class of 2018. 

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Colleen Frederick… Has one brother, Reece… Born on June 13, 2000... Involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus... Majoring in business marketing with a minor in sports management... Is close friends and former AAU teammates with two other Missouri Valley Conference freshmen – Drake’s Maggie Negaard and Illinois State’s Ally Gietzel.