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Josie Knesel
Player Profile:
Josie Knesel 1863737
Position: Outfield
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ballwin, Mo.
High School: Ursuline
Major: Nursing

Career Statistics & Career Highs

Decided to forgo her senior season ... concluded her career seventh in on-base percentage (.392), 15th in slugging percentage (.390) and 16th in batting average (.284) on the Billikens' career lists.

2017 • JUNIOR | Game-by-Game Stats
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades.
• Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (minimum 3.5 GPA) for the spring semester.
• Started all 46 games in which she appeared (both career highs).
• National rankings – 64th in walks per game (0.61).
• Atlantic 10 rankings (conference games) – tied for fifth in walks (16).
• SLU single-season lists – tied for eighth in walks (career-high 28).
• No. 2 on the team – on-base percentage (.421), walks, stolen bases (career-high nine).
• Tied for No. 2 on the team – sacrifice bunts (career-high three).
• Tied for No. 3 on the team – hit by pitch (career-high three).
• Posted a .315 batting average and a .479 on-base percentage in conference games.
• Five of her eight doubles were recorded in conference games.
• Career highs for a season – hits (28), doubles (eight), RBIs (11, tied), runs (24), total bases (38), at-bats (108), putouts (52).
• Single-game career highs – two runs (tied) vs. South Carolina State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Dayton, La Salle, George Mason and St. Bonaventure; five putouts vs. Morehead State; two assists vs. Rhode Island.
• Had a 17-game streak of reaching base by hit or walk, tying for second longest on the team.
• Her season-long six-game hitting streak (7-for-16, .438) was part of a stretch during which she hit safely in 11 of 12 games (12-for-32, .375).
• Posted four multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games.
• Eight of her 11 RBIs came with two outs.
• Reached base in six of 10 plate appearances (4-for-8, two walks) in the George Washington series.
• Was 3-for-5 with a double, a walk and three runs in a doubleheader sweep of Dayton.
• Doubled twice vs. Saint Joseph’s.
• Tripled, doubled and drove in three runs to help beat Southeast Missouri State in the We Back Pat Tournament championship game; was 4-for-7 with four walks in four tournament games.

2016 • SOPHOMORE | Game-by-Game Stats
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades.
• Named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.5 GPA) for the fall semester.
• Played only 16 games due to injury.
• Had a season-high two hits vs. Long Island Brooklyn (double), BYU (double) and Drake.
• Drew a career-high two walks vs. Nebraska.
• Struck out just four times in 36 plate appearances.
• Handled 16 chances without an error.

2015 • FRESHMAN | Game-by-Game Stats
Was an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters … earned A-10 second-team All-Conference plaudits and All-Rookie accolades … played in 42 games and started 27 (all in left field) … started 22 of the Billikens' last 27 games … tied for fourth on the team in stolen bases (five, in six attempts) … reached base by hit, walk or hit-by-pitch leading off an inning at a .500 clip, tied for third best on the team … in A-10 games, topped her overall season numbers in batting average (.391/.305 overall), on-base percentage (.404/.326) and slugging percentage (.543/.439) … her .391 batting average in conference games ranked second on the team … nine of her 11 RBIs came in A-10 action … recorded seven multi-hit games, including two hits in each game of a three-game series at Massachusetts … had a home run, a single, four RBIs and two runs scored in a 9-8 win at Rhode Island … went 3-for-3 to help SLU beat Dayton 5-0 … contributed three multi-RBI games … homered in game two at UMass … scored twice in game two vs. UMass and in game two of a doubleheader at Southeast Missouri State … hit safely in 10 of her last 12 games (15-for-37, .405) to lift her batting average from .222 to .305 … that stretch included a season-high six-game hitting streak (8-for-18, .444, no strikeouts) … made a season-high three putouts at Southern Illinois and in game two of the SEMO doubleheader.

PRIOR TO SLU
As a senior, hit .531 and collected first-team All-State plaudits, made her fourth All-District first team and picked up first-team All-Region and first-team All-Conference laurels for a third time … earned a spot on the All-Metro second team as a junior and senior … was a second-team All-Conference choice as a freshman … twice was named Ursuline's MVP … received Ursuline's 110 Percent Award as a senior … finished her career with a .498 batting average, 15 home runs and 98 RBIs … set three state records – career triples (26), career triples per game (0.29) and triples per game in a season (0.60 in 2013) – and finished among the top 10 in single-season slugging percentage (1.286 in 2012), career slugging percentage (.765), career extra-base hits (63), career total bases (251) and single-season triples (12 in 2013) … batted .625 in her junior season … was a member of the St. Louis Chaos '96 travel team … starting left fielder and leadoff hitter for Chaos team that finished fifth at the 2014 ASA Gold Nationals … played in the Missouri-Illinois All-Star Game … National Honor Society member.

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