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2017 Roster

Morgan Zerkle
#28

Position: OF
College Experience: Marshall
Bats: L
Throws: R

Biography:

Morgan Zerkle has improved vastly each season of her collegiate career. In her freshman year, she was ranked in the Top 10 of two NCAA records (T4th - .81 Stolen Bases Per Game and T2nd – 48 Stolen Bases). She collected 67 hits on the season which is third highest by any freshman at Marshall. In her second year with The Herd she has one of the best single seasons in program history hitting .506 with 89 hits which set a new program record for both and ranked No. 2 in Division 1. She was named an All-Mideast Region First Team selection and the recipient of the Golden Shoe Award Winner: Nation’s Leader in Stolen Bases. In 2016, Zerkle was invited to join the USA Women’s National Elite Team. She hit .482 with 54 hits in 34 games while stealing 28 bases. Zerkle continues to climb the ladder of success as she was most recently named to the USA Women’s National Team and the 2017 Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year. 

 
Career Highlights
Second Team All-Mideast Region (2014)
NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete (2014, ’15, ‘16)
Conference USA All-Freshman Team (2014)
Top 10 in NCAA Stolen Bases Per Game (T4th - .81) and Stolen Bases (T2nd-48) (2014)
Golden Shoe Award Winner: Nation’s Leader in Stolen Bases (2015)
Capital One Second Team Academic All-America (2015)
First Team All-Mideast Region (2015, ‘16)
CoSIDA Academic All-District Team (2015)
First Team All-Conference USA (2015, ‘16)
College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Year (2015)
Two-Time Conference USA Player of the Week (Feb 16th & March 9th, 2015)
Marshall Female Athlete of the Year (2015)
Top 10 in four (4) NCAA Offensive categories in 2015: 
o Stolen Bases per Game (1st - .94)
o Stolen Bases (1st – 47)
o Batting Average (2nd - .506)
o Hits (T4th – 89)
Top 25 Finalist USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year (2016)
Conference USA Spirit of Service Award (2016)
Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year (2016)
Member of the USA Women's National Team (2017)
Top 50 Watch List USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year (2017)
Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year (2017)
Drafted 26th overall in the NPF to the Scrap Yard Dawgs (2017)

 

Pitchers

# Name POS
8 Rachel Fox P
14 Monica Abbott P
20 Morgan Foley P
49 Miranda Kramer P
77 Cheridan Hawkins P

Catchers

# Name POS
13 Meagan May Whitley C
25 Taylor Edwards C

Infielders

# Name POS
0 Nikki Udria - DRAFTEE IF
1 Hannah Flippen IF
4 Olivia Watkins IF
9 Kayla Winkfield IF
11 Ali Aguilar SS
15 Nerissa Myers 2B
17 Anissa Urtez SS
18 Britt Vonk 1B
23 Christian Stokes SS
31 Kasey Cooper IF
34 Katiyana Mauga 3B
47 Amanda Kamekona IF
99 MJ Knighten IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
6 Kiki Stokes OF
22 Brittany Cervantes OF
28 Morgan Zerkle OF
43 Allexis Bennett OF
44 Brianna Cherry OF