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Marissa Mersch
Marissa Mersch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South

Height:
5-3

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
L/L

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.

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Season Highs
At Bats

4 (3x) MR vs. Iowa, March 29

Runs

2 (4x) MR vs. Detroit, March 20

Hits

4 vs. Iowa, March 29

Doubles N/A
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

2 (5x) MR vs. Washington, March 7

Stolen Bases

3 vs. Detroit, March 20

Hitting Streak

3, Feb. 14-15

Career Highs
At Bats 5 (2x) MR vs. Western Illinois, April 10, 2012
Runs

2 (8x) MR vs. Detroit, March 20, 2014

Hits 4 vs. Iowa, March 29, 2014
Doubles 1 (8x) MR vs. North Carolina, May 17, 2013
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 vs. Georgia Southern, Feb. 24, 2013
Stolen Bases 3 vs. Detroit, March 20, 2014
Hitting Streak 5, May 11-17, 2013

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