UW Health Sports Medicine 

Marissa Mersch
Marissa  Mersch


Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South




2015: Started all 52 games … finished in the second-winningest senior class in school history with a winning percentage of 61.9 and a record of 135-83 … finished second on the team with 73 total bases … recorded 59 hits and 22 stolen bases, which ranked second on the season for UW … logged a team season-high and career-best four runs vs. Penn State (4/3) … notched a career-high five hits vs. Penn State (4/3), which was a team season-best mark … was fourth-best on the team with seven doubles and ranked second with two triples … hit a home run vs. New Mexico State (2/28)

Played in 55 games, starting in 52 ...swiped three bases in a game twice this season (3/20 vs. Detroit, 4/16 vs. Green Bay) en route to 17 total stolen bases--second most on the team ... registered career-high four hits and four RBI against Iowa (3/29) ... one of 30 Wisconsin players to ever record four hits in a game ... hit two doubles--a career-high--and scored two runs at Penn State (4/19) ... had a hit, run and two RBI at Michigan (5/4)

2013: Played in 50 games with 29 starts ... hit first career home run against North Carolina in NCAA tournament regional game (5/16) ... went 2-for-4 and scored two runs against Michigan in Big Ten tournament (5/11) ... recorded three multi-hit games ... had a five game hitting streak from May 11-17

2012: Finished the season fifth on the UW freshman single-season record list with a .875 stolen base percentage ... tied for seventh in triples (2) ... tied for eighth in stolen bases (7) ... tied for first in triples in Big Ten single-season play (2) ... played in 50 games, starting 32 ... recorded three hits and three RBI against Illinois (4/15) ... stole two bases at Illinois (4/14) ... recorded first career hit against USF (2/18) ... scored first run as a Badger against Drake (2/19), recording a double and two RBI

High School: Four-year member of the varsity softball team at Downers Grove South H.S. for head coach Ron Havelka ... named all-conference all four years ... senior year was NFCAA All-American honorable mention and NFCAA All-Region first team ... named Illinois Coaches first team all-state ... Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year nominee ... awarded first team all-state by Chicago Tribune, first team all-area by Chicago Sun Times, first team Daily Herald All-Area and Daily Herald Player of the Year senior year ... selected as Downer Grove Reporter Player of the Year ... set high school records senior year for batting average, career average, career hits and career doubles ... junior year named to Chicago Sun Times All-Area team, Du Page County All-Area team and Downers Grove Bugle Player of the Year ... was named to Chicago Tribune second team All-State sophomore year and Downers Grove South MVP ... played for Beverly Bandits 18u gold team

Personal: Parents are Jeff and Nancy ... has an older brother, Dan ... enjoys reading, spending quality time with and family and friends, and watching movies ... major is undecided

Why Wisconsin?

"Wisconsin is a prestigious world class institution that has so much to offer both on and off the softball field. It has a renowned academic and athletic reputation that truly sets it apart from any other school."

Off the Field with Marissa

Favorite quote: "Everything happens for a reason."

Favorite softball moment: Winning the Big Ten Tournament in 2013

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Skydive

If you could be a member of any TV-sitcom family, which would it be? I would love to be a part of the Taylor family from Friday Night Lights!

What is your favorite book? Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Season Highs
At Bats 4 (7x) MR at Michigan, May 4
Runs 2 (5x) MR at Penn State, April 19
Hits 4 vs. Iowa, March 29
Doubles 2 at Penn State, April 19
Triples 1 (2x) vs. Long Beach State, March 8
Home Runs N/A
Runs Batted In 4 vs. Iowa, March 29
Walks 2 vs. Kent State, March 15
Strikeouts 3 at Minnesota, April 6
Stolen Bases 3 (2x) MR vs. Green Bay, April 16
Hitting Streak 4, April 16-19
Career Highs
At Bats 5 (2x) MR vs. Western Illinois, April 10, 2012
Runs 2 (9x) MR at Penn State, April 19, 2014
Hits 4 vs. Iowa, March 29, 2014
Doubles 2 at Penn State, April 19, 2014
Triples 1 (4x) MR vs. Long Beach State, March 8, 2014
Home Runs N/A
Runs Batted In 4 vs. Iowa, March 29, 2014
Walks 2 (4x) MR vs. Kent State, March 15, 2014
Strikeouts 3 (2x) MR at Minnesota, April 6, 2014
Stolen Bases 3 (2x) MR vs. Green Bay, April 16, 2014
Hitting Streak 5, May 11-17, 2013

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