MU Softball BIO
11 Rachel Shotzbarger
2016 (Junior): Started all 50 games at shortstop, hitting .305 with 38 runs scored and 34 RBI’s… Hit 13 doubles to bring her career total to 41, tying the program career record… Had 13 multi-hit games, including three with three hits… Drove in multiple runs on seven occasions, including a five-RBI output with a grand slam against Manhattan… Also drove in four runs against Fairleigh Dickinson and three against Rider… Had three hits in single games at Stetson and at Quinnipiac… Reached base safely in 14 straight games and had the team’s longest hitting streak, 12 games.

2015 (Sophomore):
Saw action in 38 games, including 37 starts, primarily at shortstop… Earned MAAC All-Tournament Team honors after hitting .353 with three home runs, two doubles, 10 RBI’s and five runs scored in five games… Hit .305 with a team-best six home runs and 14 doubles to go along with 29 RBI’s (2nd-team) and 23 runs scored (T-4th-team) for the season… Her 14 doubles, for the second-consecutive season, rank second in program history in a single season, while moving her into a tie for ninth in program career record with 28… Led the MAAC at 0.37 doubles per game… Slugged a team-high .576… Had 11 multi-hit games… Was the only Hawk to have a five-RBI game and did it twice (at Saint Peter’s, vs. Fairfield)… Reached base safely in each of the Hawks’ final 18 games… Went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored at Campbell (Mar. 8)… Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Game 2 at Rider (Mar. 29)… Drove in the tying run with a two-out pinch-hit single against Drexel (Apr. 1)… Singled, walked and scored a run in Game 1 against Quinnipiac (Apr. 4), before adding a double, two walks, an RBI and a run scored in Game 2… Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored vs. Delaware (Apr. 8)… Went 5-for-10 with two doubles, a home run, eight RBI’s and two runs scored in a doubleheader at Saint Peter’s (Apr. 18) to spark a season-best seven-game hitting streak (Apr. 18-26)… Had a single and an RBI in both games of a doubleheader vs. Fairfield (Apr. 19)… Singled in both games at Marist (Apr. 25) and had an RBI double in Game 1 at Siena (Apr. 26)… Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against Villanova (Apr. 29)… Had hits, including two doubles, to go along with two runs scored and an RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Canisius (May 2)… Had two hits, including a double, to go along with an RBI and two runs scored in both of the Hawks’ wins over Niagara (May 3)… Hit a solo home run in the conference tournament opener against Siena (May 6)… Walked and scored a run against Canisius (May 7)… Went 2-for-5 with a sacrifice fly, a three-run home run, and an RBI double to finish with five RBI’s and two runs scored against Fairfield (May 8)… Went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single in Game 1 of the championship round vs. Fairfield (May 9), before hitting a two-run double in Game 2.    

2014 (Freshman):
Earned Second Team All-MAAC and was selected by the MAAC coaches to the All-Rookie Team… Named MAAC and ECAC Division Metro-Upstate Player of the Week on April 29… Hit 14 doubles, good for second all-time at Monmouth in a single season… Also led the Hawks with a .333 batting average, .496 slugging percentage, 24 RBI’s, 16 walks and 61 total bases… Finished second on the team with a .410 on-base percentage, two home runs and 41 hits… Went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in her first collegiate game against Delaware (Mar. 1)… Hit safely in four-straight games (Mar. 2-8), including consecutive games with two RBI’s… Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI’s and a run scored at UC Santa Barbara (Mar. 14)… Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against Portland State (Mar. 16)… Hit a grand slam, her first career home run, in a 6-5 win over Dartmouth (Mar. 20)… Went 1-for-2 with two walks at UC Riverside (Mar. 20)… Hit an RBI double and scored a run at Saint Joseph’s (Apr. 2)… Went 2-for-3 with a double in Game 1 against Siena (Apr. 6) and added an RBI double in Game 2… Had seven hits in a weekend at Iona (Apr. 12) and Fairfield (Apr. 13), including a 2-for-3 effort with a double and an RBI in Game 2 at Iona and a 3-for-4 performance with a double and an RBI in Game 2 at Fairfield… Had a two-run single, a bases-loaded walk and two runs scored in Game 1 at Quinnipiac (Apr. 20)… Went 3-for-3 with an RBI against Penn (Apr. 23)… Went 3-for- 4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI’s and three runs scored in Game 2 at Niagara (Apr. 26)… Had a double in each game at Canisius (Apr. 27) as part of a 3-for-6 effort… Ended the year on a five-game winning streak (May 4-9), including a 2-for-3 performance in the Hawks’ victory over Siena (May 7) in the MAAC Championships.

Before Monmouth:
A two-time all-league selection at Saugus (Calif.) High School… Led the Centurions to the Foothill League Championship in 2011… Also led her team to the High Desert Championship in 2010 and the Spring Classic Championship in 2011… Selected to the West vs. East All-Star Team in 2013 and was Home Run Derby Champion of the All-Star Game… Also lettered in golf.

Personal: Born in Saugus, Calif. … The daughter of Laura and Harry Shotzbarger… A business major.

2014 .333 43 43 123 15 41 14 0 2 24 1-1
2015 .305 38 37 118 23 36 14 0 6 29 0-0
2016 .305 50 50 167 38 51 13 0 4 34 6-7
TOTAL .314 131 130 408 76 128 41 0 12 87 7-8
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saugus, CA
High School: Saugus
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