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Maria Connell
Player Profile:
Maria Connell 3097245
Position: Infield
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Plainfield, Ill.
High School: Plainfield Central
Major: Education

Career Statistics & Career Highs

2019 • SOPHOMORE | Game-by-Game Stats | Season Highs
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades.
• Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
• Played in 50 games and started 49.
• Led the A-10 with 136 assists – fourth all-time at SLU.
• Tied for the A-10 lead with nine sacrifice bunts – 64th nationally.

• 230 chances – second on the team, 13th in the A-10.
• A-10 rankings in conference games only – tied for second in assists (57); 17th in chances (96).
• Posted a school-record 10 assists vs. Kansas City; tied the school record of two sacrifice bunts vs. Dayton.
• Additional SLU single-game highsthree runs vs. La Salle; five RBI vs. La Salle; four hits vs. La Salle and Murray State; eight total bases vs. La Salle.
• The four-hit efforts vs. La Salle and Murray State were among 10 multi-hit games she recorded.
• Batted .400 (8-for-20) during a season-best six-game hitting streak, part of a season-ending stretch in which she hit safely in 12 of 14 games (15-for-43, .349).
• Was 3-for-8 with an RBI and four sacrifice bunts in the A-10 Championship.
• Had two hits and an RBI in a win over Massachusetts.
• Struck out just once every 13.1 plate appearances.

2018 • FRESHMAN | Game-by-Game Stats
• A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
• Started all 57 games.
• A-10 rankings (all games) – first in assists (125, SLU freshman record); tied for third in sacrifice flies (team-high-tying three); 14th in chances (224).
• A-10 rankings (conference games) – tied for third in sacrifice flies (two); tied for 11th in assists (35); tied for 18th in doubles (four).
• SLU all-time single-season lists – ninth in assists.
• No. 3 on the team – chances, putouts (78).
• Batted .244 in conference play.
• Tied the team season high of six assists vs. Arkansas.
• Season highs – three hits vs. George Mason; two RBIs vs. St. Bonaventure; five putouts vs. South Dakota.
• Hit .333 (7-for-21) over the final nine games of the season.
• Four of her six doubles came vs. A-10 opponents.
• Produced an eighth-inning RBI single in SLU’s A-10 Championship first-round win over George Mason.
• Singled and sacrificed vs. Dayton in the conference tournament.
• Was 3-for-3 including an RBI double in a victory over George Mason.
• Collected three RBIs in the St. Bonaventure doubleheader.
• Had two hits in a win over George Washington.
• Singled vs. Mississippi.

PRIOR TO SLU

Earned All-Area and All-Conference honors and served as team captain at Plainfield Central … posted a .349 career batting average and finished among the program's all-time leaders in RBIs (second, 100), doubles (second, 39) and hits (third, 156) … plays travel softball with the LIDS Indy Dreams … participated in Plainfield Central's Athletic Leadership Program and was an honor roll student.

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