MU Softball BIO
13 Jill Freese
2015 (Junior): Started 34 of 37 games played, primarily at catcher… Hit .307 with six doubles, three home runs, 14 runs scored and 17 RBI’s… Had six multi-hit games… Reached base safely in each of the last nine games of the season… Finished third on the team in both slugging percentage (.477) and on-base percentage (.390)… Caught seven attempted base stealers… Singled, walked and scored twice against Fairfield (Mar. 7)… Singled and drove in two in Game 1 at Stetson (Mar. 17)… Went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk against Princeton (Mar. 25)… Went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI’s in Game 2 at Rider (Mar. 29)… Went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Drexel (Apr. 1)… Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in Game 1 at Saint Peter’s (Apr. 18)… Went 2-for-2 in a doubleheader against Fairfield (Apr. 19)… Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI’s in Game 2 against Canisius (May 2)… Hit safely in each of the last four games of the conference tournament to finish at .357 (5-for-14) with a double, a home run, six RBI’s and two runs scored in five games… Hit a two-run double and scored a run against Canisius (May 7)… Hit a two-run home run in Game 1 of the championship round against Fairfield (May 9)… Went 2-for-4 with two RBI’s in Game 2 of the championship round against Fairfield.

2014 (Sophomore):
Started all 39 games she played as the Hawks’ primary catcher, hitting .284 (5th-Team)… Tied for the team lead with 24 RBI’s and hit a team-best four home runs… Was second on the team in slugging percentage (.471) and third in on-base percentage (.371) and walks (13)… Scored 19 runs (T4th-Team), hit five doubles (4th-Team) and finished with 48 total bases, good for fifth on the team… Went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s and a run scored in her season debut against Delaware (Mar. 1)… Added another 2-for-3 effort with two runs scored later in the day at Norfolk State (Mar. 1)… Had a double, a run scored and an RBI against Cornell (Mar. 8)… Hit a grand slam as part of a 2-for-3 effort against Cornell (Mar. 9)… Hit a two-run home run against Utah State (Mar. 15)… Went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI’s against Portland State (Mar. 16)… Went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s at UC Riverside (Mar. 20)… Had a double, a walk and a run scored at Drexel (Apr. 9)… Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Game 2 at Iona (Apr. 12)… Hit a two-run home run in Game 2 at Fairfield (Apr. 13)… Went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Game 1 against Marist (Apr. 17)… Hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the 5th inning of Game 2 against Saint Peter’s (Apr. 19)… Tripled in Game 2 at Quinnipiac (Apr. 20)… Went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s in Game 2 against Rider (May 3)… Walked in all three plate appearances in Game 1 against Manhattan (May 4), driving in one run and scoring twice… Scored a run against Siena (May 7) and added a hit against Manhattan (May 9) in the MAAC Championships.

2013 (Freshman):
Saw action in 20 games, including five starts on the season… Served as a catcher and designated hitter in her initial collegiate campaign… Registered her first collegiate hit and RBI at Norfolk State (Feb. 24)… Had a pinch-hit, two-run single at Winthrop (Mar. 1)… Hit a sacrifice fly vs. Bryant (Mar. 24)… Went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI at Penn (April 3)… Doubled in her only plate appearance at Rutgers (April 25).

High School:
Named captain of the Oxford Area High School varsity team as a freshman... Earned All-League First Team and Team MVP in each of her four years, adding All-State Second Team as a sophomore... Went on to earn All-Area First Team, All-State First Team and Team Defensive MVP as a junior... Hit .611 with seven home runs, five triples, five doubles and 25 RBI while compiling a .728 on-base percentage in her junior year... Also lettered in field hockey and basketball... Also achieved in the classroom, taking honors biology and honors American history classes at Oxford Area, while also being involved in student council, yearbook and powder puff... Was an active volunteer with the Special Olympics.

Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1993 in Lancaster, Pa. ... The daughter of Kim and Randy Freese... A psychology major.

2013 .185 20 5 27 1 5 2 0 0 5
2014 .284 39 39 102 19 29 5 1 4 24
2015 .307 37 34 88 14 27 6 0 3 17
TOTAL .281 96 78 217 34 61 13 1 7 46
Position: Catcher
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oxford, PA
High School: Oxford Area
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