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#5 - Sara Simons
2007-08 Softball
Kearney, Mo. (Missouri)
Sara Simons

Coach Kristin Peck says: "We are very fortunate to have a player like Sara join us for her senior year. She has already proven to be one of our hardest workers, and we are anxious to see her perform in our lineup. She brings a ton of maturity to a young team, and she expects the most out of herself and her teammates. She leads by example and seems to take more of a leadership role everyday. She understands the game and is a competitor. Sara has big game experience which will help as the season progresses. We look for her to be a key contributor and leader in the outfield and a competitive hitter at the plate. She will without a doubt strengthen our lineup."

2007, 2006 and 2005: Played left field for the University of Missouri. ...In 2007 she played in 31 games, starting 13. ...Batted .234 with 11 hits in 47 at bats. ...Recorded three doubles, one home run and 10 RBI. ...Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage. ..In 2006 she played a reserve role in the outfield, but did make three starts. ...Played in 17 games in a reserve role. ...One double and one home run in 23 at bats. ...In 2005 she had a season high three put outs in an April 27 game against North Dakota State. ...Played a reserve role as an outfielder in 2005 and posted a 1.000 fielding percentage.  

High School: Played four years for Kearney High School. ...As a center fielder she was named First Team All-Conference as a freshman, junior and senior. ...She was Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore. ...Named Second Team All-District as a sophomore. ...First Team All-District, All-Region and All-Metro as a junior and senior. ...Career team leader in hits (115), doubles (19), triples (12), runs scored (104), walks (39) and RBI (68). ...Also played basketball and ran track, earning 10 letters overall. ...Academically, she was a member of the athletic academic team, honor roll and National Honor Society. ...Received an All-Academic letter from her school.

Personal: Bats right, throws right. ... Born Aug. 1, 1985 in Kansas City, Mo. ...Parents are Liz and Gary Simons. ...Has one brother, Chris. ...Has her degree in nursing.

2007-08 Softball
Amber WoodGraduate Assistant
Shelley McDanielAssistant Athletic Trainer
Kristin PeckHead Coach
3 Megan RottlerIF/OF
5 Sara SimonsOutfield
9 Abby KeeseSS/IF
10 Christy GrishamP/1B
11 Kellie Sirus3B/IF
12 Lauren DortwegtOF
13 Katie HaabIF/OF
14 Christen CampbellP/IF
15 Jennifer AllsupC/3B
17 Heather Collins1B/C
19 Alaina JacobsonP
20 Abigail CraigOF/IF
21 Kim JacobsonP/IF
22 Katie BrokmeyerC/UT