Friday, April 13, 2012

Van Wagnen still tearing it up at Ohio University

Admiral King graduate Jillian Van Wagnen, who made the Ohio University softball team as a walk-on as a freshman, is leading the Bobcats with a .392 batting average.

The senior has played in all 35 games and averages over one hit per game. She also has two doubles, two triples, along with 11 RBIs. She has stolen 23 bases and has scored 24 runs.

Last year, as a junior, she made the MAC All-Tournament team and Academic All-MAC team. She started in 48 of 49 games in centerfield. She finished with 22 runs, 27 hits, seven RBIs and a triple. She also led the team with 22 stolen bases.

As a sophomore, she started 29 games and batted .316. She had 18 hits, three RBIs, and two doubles. She also shared the team-lead lead for stolen bases.

Her freshman season, she started in 27 games after making the team as a walk-on. She batted .290. She was also warded the team’s Wendy Fox Award, given to the player who exhibits the most drive to succeed.

At Admiral King, she was Lorain County’s Miss Softball (2008) after batting .535 with eight home runs, 33 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. She also lettered in tennis (four years), cross country (two years), basketball (four years), golf (two years) and softball (four years).

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