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University of the Ozarks 2018 Softball Media Guide

Tradition of Excellence

  • 58 ASC All-Academic Team Members
  • 3 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Team Members
  • 15 NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes

Head Coach Roland Rodriguez

  • Head Coach at Ozarks (2016-present)
  • Has accumulated more than 300 career wins
  • His teams have qualified for four NCAA Division III Tournaments
  • Has won five conference championships
  • Four-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year at Trinity University
  • Two-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year at Millsaps College

Assistant Coach Laken Gray

  • First season at University of the Ozarks (2017-2018)
  • Played at University of the Ozarks, Catcher (2014-17)
  • Holds the single season record for most runners thrown out (14)
  • Holds the career record for most runners thrown out (32)
  • Two-time American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team member

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Meet The Team

  • Hailey Ostrander
  • Bryce Yates
  • Kieara Bryant
  • Megan Madden
  • Brittney Dean
  • Hannah Oler
  • Riki Haase
  • Jaela Martin
  • Cheyanna Miller
  • Abby Mork
  • Sydney Key
  • Brooklyn Keeling
  • Brooke Savoie
  • Gabby Ellis
  • Brooke Hoffsommer
  • Hailie Tolich
  • Taylor Teague
  • Katie Ventress

Seniors

#24 Brooke Hoffsommer

  • Height: 5-7
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Alma, Ark.
  • High School: Alma HS
  • Position: 3B/OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2017: Named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team. Led the team with 18 runs and 111 at-bats and ranked second in hits (25) and total bases (30). A starter in all 37 games, posted six multiple-hit games. Finished with five doubles. Scored two or more runs in four different games. Against Howard Payne, drove in three runs and scored three runs against Blackburn. Doubled and drove in two runs against Blackburn. Scored three runs against two opponents. During a 12-game stretch in March, hit over .350. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2016: Started in all 36 games. Led the team with 12 walks and tied for the team-lead in hit by pitch (7). Recorded 26 hits, 14 runs and 10 RBI. Owned a .982 fielding percentage. Went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI against Centenary. Finished 3-for-3 with two runs against Sul Ross State. Had four walks in Hardin-Simmons' series.
  • 2015: Named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Started in 23 games and played in 31. Led the team in batting (.354), while finishing second in runs (16). Had five doubles to go along with 10 RBI. Owned a .477 slugging percentage. Went 2-for-2 with a homer and 3 RBI against Sul Ross State March 7. Also went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI against Centenary March 31. Scored 3 runs in that game. Posted seven multiple-hit games and had a pair of three-RBI games.
  • Alma HS: Hit .301 with 2 home runs and 24 RBI as a senior. Also had 5 steals and scored 21 runs while owning a .511 on-base percentage and a .421 slugging percentage. Named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team her senior season. Helped team to a pair of state tournament appearances in prep career.

#9 Hannah Oler

  • Height: 5-4
  • Bats/Throws: R/L
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Needville, Texas
  • High School: Needville HS
  • Position: LHP/OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/L
  • 2017: Named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team as a utility player. Led the team in innings pitched (123.0) and strikeouts (27), while also homering and driving in seven runs at the plate. In the circle, she led the club in complete games (14) and recorded one shutout. As a pitcher, had five strikeouts on two occasions. Against Howard Payne, threw a complete game and didn't allow a run while scattering three hits. In a win against Sul Ross State University, didn't allow an earned run over seven innings. At the plate, went 3-for-4 against Texas Dallas. Finished 2-for-4 with two RBI against Oklahoma Baptist. Drew a pair of walks against Belhaven.
  • 2016: Named to the All-ASC Third Team as a designated player. Led the team with 23 RBI and in slugging percentage with a .573 average, and ranked second in batting (.354), home runs (4) and on-base percentage (.398). Had 47 total bases to go along with four doubles. At the plate, recorded seven multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games. She went 3-for-3 and tied a school record with six RBI against Howard Payne University February 12. In the circle, posted a 5-8 record in 89.1 innings pitched. Threw one shutout and six complete games. Recorded 26 strikeouts. Threw a four-hitter in nine innings of work to receive the win against Concordia University April 22
  • 2015: Named to the All-Conference Second Team. Finished second on the team in innings pitched (80.2), strikeouts (28), games started (9) and complete games (7). Posted a 3-8 record and a 6.25 ERA. Made 17 appearances. In a win against Texas Dallas, Oler tossed a complete game, issued just one walk and allowed two earned runs. Struck out five against East Texas Baptist. Did not allow an earned run in 7.0 innings of work against Howard Payne. At the plate, she hit .296 with a team-best 4 homers. Drove in 12 runs and recorded 2 triples. Posted 3 RBI against Louisiana College February 27. Went 3-for-3 against Mary Hardin-Baylor April 2. Finished 2-for-2 with a homer and 2 RBI against Sul Ross State March 6. Scored 3 runs against Hendrix College April 8. Also homered in that game.
  • Needville HS: Hit .379 with 2 home runs and 28 RBI her senior season. Also scored 30 runs and recorded 36 hits while posting a .547 slugging percentage and a .412 on-base percentage. As a pitcher, tossed 153.1 innings and struck out 115. Finished with a 1.87 ERA in 31 games. Named to the All-District Second Team as a pitcher her senior season. Earned All-District First Team honors her junior year. As a freshman, named District Newcomer of the Year and Second Team All-Area Pitcher. During her prep career, was named Academic All-District three times. Helped team to regional finals finish twice. Additionally, helped team to Bi-District finals as a senior.

#25 Hailie Tolich

  • Height: 5-5
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • High School: Lamar HS
  • Position: C/3B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2017: Started in six games and played in 19. Posted a .962 fielding percentage. Doubled in her first plate appearance of the season. Doubled and drove in two runs against Oklahoma Baptist.
  • 2016: Started in 18 games and played in 24. Had 11 hits and drove in five runs. Posted two hits against Texas Dallas and Concordia. Drove in a pair of runs against Howard Payne. Also drove in two runs against Hardin-Simmons.
  • 2015: Started in 25 games and played in 34. Went 3-for-3 against LeTourneau February 24.
  • Lamar HS: Hit .461 with 5 home runs while owning a .811 on-base percentage her senior season. Named to the All-District Second Team her junior and sophomore season. Earned team Most Valuable Player three times and was Rookie of the Year.

#34 Katie Ventress

  • Height: 5-10
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • High School: Rose State College/Bethany HS
  • Position: P
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2017: Named Second Team All-Conference as a designated player. Led the team in batting (.289), hits (28), total bases (44), home runs (4), RBI (17), slugging percentage (.454), walks (13) and on-base percentage (.373). Also recorded four doubles, and finished with seven multiple-hit games. In her debut at Ozarks, homered and drove in three runs against Howard Payne University. Against Blackburn College, went 3-for-3 with two RBI. Had two doubles against Louisiana College. Drove in two runs against five opponents. In the circle, she threw 69.2 innings and struck out 25. Struck out four against Howard Payne and a season-high six against LeTourneau. Did not allow an earned run in 4.0 innings against Louisiana College.
  • Rose State College: During her sophomore campaign, earned First Team All-Region and Third Team All-American honors. Hit .503 with 74 RBIs, 11 home runs and 89 hits. Also posted a .797 slugging percentage while smashing 19 doubles. Obtained an on base percentage of .529 while scoring 31 runs and stealing one base.

Juniors

#18 Brooklyn Keeling

  • Height: 5-5
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Farmington, Ark.
  • High School: Farmington HS
  • Position: C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2017: Started in 10 games and played in 28 games. Homered and recorded two doubles on the season. Went 2-for-3 against Sul Ross State. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2016: Started in 5 games and played in 13. Finished with four walks and three hits. Had a double and a run against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • Farmington HS: Hit .238 with 7 RBI as a senior. Named Second Team All-Conference as a junior. Helped team to three conference championships during prep career. Led team to the state tournament as a senior and sophomore.

#13 Cheyanna Miller

  • Height: 5-4
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: West Plains, Mo.
  • High School: Dora R-III HS
  • Position: C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2017: Started in 21 games and played in 27. Went 2-for-3 with a double against Sul Ross State. Finished 2-for-2 against LeTourneau. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2016: Started in 13 games and played in 13. Had three plate appearances and drew one walk.
  • Dora HS: Hit .451 with 34 RBI and 21 runs as a senior. Also had 37 hits. Four-time First Team All-District performer. Named to the All-Region Team three times. Earned All-State her senior year. Named to the Subway Classic All-Tournament Team twice and was All-Ozarks in 2014. Garnered Best of SW Missouri Preps All-Star Team honors. Helped team to back-to-back district championships. Team finished second in the state tournament.

#15 Abby Mork

  • Height: 5-9
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Aurora, Colo.
  • High School: Grandview HS
  • Position: P
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Tossed a team-high 102.0 and posted six wins. Had 34 strikeouts and threw 11 complete games. Recorded one save. Had six strikeouts in a win over Mary Hardin-Baylor. Had four strikeouts against Texas-Tyler. Did not allow an earned run in first appearance of the season.
  • 2015: Started in five games and appeared in nine. Tossed 23.1 innings and owned the team’s lowest ERA (5.10). Finished with a 1-1 record and 1 complete game.
  • Grandview HS: Hit .418 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI as a senior. Also scored 24 runs, stole 7 bases and recorded 21 hits. Named to the All-Conference Second Team her senior year. Earned First Team All-Academic Team honors four straight years. Helped team to the state tournament as a sophomore and senior. Team won the centennial league championship her sophomore campaign.

#1 Hailey Ostrander

  • Height: 5-3
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Alma, Ark.
  • High School: Alma HS
  • Position: SS
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2017: Drove in five runs in 28 starts. Stole two bases. Went 2-for-3 against Belhaven. Drew four walks in a two-game series against Blackburn. Posted a .895 fielding percentage.
  • 2016: Started in 30 games and totaled 14 hits and 11 runs. Had three doubles. Went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • Alma HS: Hit .365 with 41 RBI and 45 runs as a senior. Also recorded 65 hits and 2 home runs. Four-time All-Conference performer. Named All-State and earned a spot on the All- State Tournament Team her senior season. Helped team to four straight state tournament appearances.

Sophomore

#17 Sydney Key

  • Height: 5-8
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Lamar, Ark.
  • High School: Clarksville HS
  • Position: UT
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2017: Started in 36 games. Collected 23 hits and nine RBI. Had five multiple-hit games. Drove in two runs on three occasions. Went 2-for-3 against three opponents. Had two hits and two runs in collegiate opener.
  • Clarksville HS: During her senior campaign, recorded 8 home runs and 2 steals while claiming All-Conference and All-State honors.

Newcomers

#4 Kieara Bryant

  • Height: 5-4
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Garfield, Ark.
  • High School: Pea Ridge HS
  • Position: OF
  • Pea Ridge HS: Lettered on the varsity team.

#8 Brittney Dean

  • Height: 5-6
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Rogers, Ark.
  • High School: Heritage HS
  • Position: OF
  • Heritage HS: Hit .416 with 42 hits, 27 runs, two homeruns, 11 doubles, four triples and 21 RBI as a senior. Owned an on-base percentage of .423 and a slugging percentage of .663. A two-time All-State and All-Conference performer. Named to the NWA All Media Team and Offensive Player of the Year. Helped team to four straight state tournament appearances. Helped '98 NWA Knockouts to runner-up finish in five World Series and finished in the top-10 four times.

#21 Gabby Ellis

  • Height: 5-4
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Plainview, Ark.
  • High School: Two Rivers HS
  • Position: UT
  • Two Rivers HS: Hit .362 as a senior and earned All-Conference as a junior and senior. Helped team to a District Championship as a senior. Hit .356 in summer travel ball.

#11 Riki Haase

  • Height: 5-5
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Argyle, Texas
  • High School: Denton Christian
  • Position: C/INF
  • Denton Christian HS: Lettered on the varsity team.

#6 Megan Madden

  • Height: 5-2
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
  • High School: Flower Mound HS
  • Position: OF
  • Flower Mound HS: Lettered on the varsity team.

#12 Jaela Martin

  • Height: 5-2
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Star City, Ark.
  • High School: Star City HS
  • Position: OF
  • Star City HS: Lettered on the varsity team.

#19 Brooke Savoie

  • Height: 5-6
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Breaux Bridge, La.
  • High School: Breaux Bridge HS/Shelton State CC
  • Position: C
  • Breaux Bridge HS: Hit .425 with six home runs and earned All-District and District MVP.

#33 Taylor Teague

  • Height: 5-7
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Hope, Ark.
  • High School: Spring Hill HS
  • Position: 2B
  • Spring Hill HS: Hit .413 with 31 hits, 30 runs and two home runs as a senior. Also had 12 doubles with three triples and 29 RBI. Owned a .484 OBP and a .733 slugging percentage. Stole 11 bases. Named All-Conference and played in the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star Game. Helped team to the 2015 and 2016 state championships. Guided team to the 2017 state championship game. In travel play, hit .441 with two home runs and 8 RBI.

#2 Bryce Yates

  • Height: 5-6
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Chandler, Texas
  • High School: Brownsboro HS
  • Position: SS/INF
  • Brownsboro HS: Lettered on the varsity team.

2017 Results

2017 Results

  • Feb 10 - Howard Payne, W 11-0
  • Feb 10 - Howard Payne, W 2-1
  • Feb 11 - Howard Payne, L 10-5
  • Feb 17 - Louisiana College, L 3-2
  • Feb 17 - Louisiana College, L 11-1
  • Feb 18 - Louisiana College, L 5-4
  • Feb 24 - Sul Ross St., W 3-1
  • Feb 24 - Sul Ross St., L 10-5
  • Feb 25 - Sul Ross St., L 2-1
  • Mar 3 - Hardin-Simmons, L 5-2
  • Mar 3 - Hardin-Simmons, L 8-0
  • Mar 4 - Hardin-Simmons, L 4-3
  • Mar 10 - Belhaven, L 7-3
  • Mar 10 - Belhaven, L 11-4
  • Mar 11 - Belhaven, L 5-1
  • Mar 14 - Blackburn, W 6-2
  • Mar 14 - Blackburn, W 12-2
  • Mar 15 - Oklahoma Baptist, L 13-3
  • Mar 15 -Oklahoma Baptist, L 7-5
  • Mar 17 - LeTourneau, L 8-2
  • Mar 18 - LeTourneau, W 7-3
  • Mar 18 - LeTourneau, L 10-0
  • Mar 24 - Mary Hardin-Baylor, L 5-0
  • Mar 24 - Mary Hardin-Baylor, L 8-0
  • Mar 25 - Mary Hardin-Baylor, L 4-2
  • Mar 31 - East Texas Baptist, L 7-0
  • Mar 31 - East Texas Baptist, L 3-2
  • Apr 1 - East Texas Baptist, L 8-1
  • Apr 7 - Texas-Tyler, L 9-0
  • Apr 8 - Texas-Tyler, L 9-0
  • Apr 8 - Texas-Tyler, L 8-0
  • Apr 13 - Texas Dallas, L 10-1
  • Apr 14 - Texas Dallas, L 9-0
  • Apr 14 - Texas Dallas, L 10-3
  • Apr 21 - Concordia University Texas, L 5-0
  • Apr 21 - Concordia University Texas, L 7-5
  • Apr 22 - Concordia University Texas, L 5-0

Career Records

Highest Batting Average

  • .443 - Leigh Thompson (54-122) - (2002)
  • .378 - Chelsea Joslin (164-434) - (2005-08)
  • .377 - Haleigh Moore (43-114) - (2016)
  • .365 - Kara Bartholomew (170-466) - (2004-07)
  • .344 - Kaitlyn Poirier (44-128) - (2008)

Most Doubles

  • 40 - Ali Mathis (2010-13)
  • 28 - Brooke Grice (2004-07)
  • 23 - Kelsey Stephens (2009-12)
  • 22 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)
  • 22 - Krysten Shavers (2014-17)
  • 21 - Jessica Pianalto (2005-08)

Most Triples

  • 13 - Jamie Johnson (2001,03-04)
  • 6 - Molly Bowman (2011-14)
  • 5 - Ali Mathis (2010-13)
  • 5 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)
  • 4 - Regan Brown (2002-03)
  • 4 - Jodie Clark (2004-07)

Most Home Runs

  • 32 - Chelsea Joslin (2005-08)
  • 8 - Krysten Shavers (2014-17)
  • 8 - Hannah Oler (2015-16)
  • 8 - Kelsey Mefford (2009-11)
  • 6 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)

Most Runs Batted In

  • 131 - Chelsea Joslin (2005-08)
  • 76 - Brooke Grice (2004-07)
  • 63 - Kelsey Stephens (2009-12)
  • 62 - Ali Mathis (2010-13)
  • 60 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)

Highest Stolen Base Percentage

  • 1.000 - Brooke Hoffsommer (12-12) - (2015-17)
  • .952 - Shannon Rainbolt (40-42) - (2002-05)
  • .914 - Kara Bartholomew (74-81) - (2004-07)
  • .892 - Jodie Clark (33-37) - (2004-07)
  • .884 - Danielle Dirks (38-43) - (2006-09)

Lowest Earned Run Average

  • 3.80 - Brandi Blake (2003)
  • 4.04 - Dana Marvin (2004-06)
  • 4.09 - Amanda Luney (2001-04)
  • 4.15 - Amber Rollins (2012-13)
  • 4.49 - Andrea Mitchell (2006-07)

Most Wins

  • 28 - Amanda Luney (2001-04)
  • 21 - Stephany Henson (2007-10)
  • 20 - Amber Rollins (2012-13)
  • 17 - Dana Marvin (2004-06)
  • 16 - Chanceree Catlett (2004-06)

Most Strikeouts

  • 318 - Amber Rollins (2012-13)
  • 237 - Dana Marvin (2004-06)
  • 208 - Stephany Henson (2007-10)
  • 147 - Chanceree Catlett (2004-06)
  • 130 - Amanda Luney (2001-04)

Highest Fielding Percentage

  • .985 - Erica Newell (2003-06)
  • .978 - Jeanne Randall (2004-07)
  • .976 - Andrea Dewey (2003-04)
  • .975 - Kelly Bennett (2002-03)
  • .975 - Chelsea Joslin (2005-08)
  • .975 - Krysten Shavers (2014-17)

Honors & Awards

Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Team

  • Danielle Dirks (2009)
  • Chelsea Joslin (2008)
  • Kara Bartholomew (2007)

ASC Newcomer of the Year

  • Leigh Thompson (2002)

ASC East Division Freshman of the Year

  • Amber Rollins (2011)

NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete

  • Kayla Gray (2016)
  • Laken Gray (2016)
  • Brooke Hoffsommer (2016)
  • Brooklyn Keeling (2016)
  • Cheyanna Miller (2016)
  • Krysten Shavers (2016)
  • Amber Rollins (2012)
  • Shawnee Sorensen (2012)
  • Kaci Foster (2011)
  • Chelsea Joslin (2008)
  • Kaitlyn Poirier (2008)
  • Julie Wilkinson (2008)
  • Sydney Johnson (2004)
  • Shannon Rainbolt (2004)
  • Amie Jondro (2002)

All-ASC

  • Shannon Rainbolt (2003)
  • Leigh Thompson (2003, 2002)

SAAC-ASC Team Sportsmanship Award

  • 2016

NCAA Division III

The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.

What We Wear

2018 Schedule

  • Feb. 9 - Texas A&M-Texarkana (DH)
  • Feb. 16 - *Sul Ross State (DH)
  • Feb. 17 - *Sul Ross State
  • Feb. 23 - *Belhaven
  • Feb. 24 - *Belhaven (DH)
  • Feb. 27 - *Hendrix College (DH)
  • March 2 - *Louisiana College (DH)
  • March 3 - *Louisiana College
  • March 9 - *Howard Payne (DH)
  • March 10 - *Howard Payne
  • March 16 - *East Texas Baptist (DH)
  • March 17 - *East Texas Baptist
  • March 23 - *Texas Dallas (DH)
  • March 24 - *Texas Dallas
  • April 3 - Hendrix College (DH)
  • April 6 - *LeTourneau University (DH)
  • April 7 - *LeTourneau University
  • April 13 - *Hardin-Simmons (DH)
  • April 14 - *Hardin-Simmons
  • April 20 -*Texas-Tyler
  • April 21 - *Texas-Tyler (DH)
  • April 27 - *McMurry University (DH)
  • April 28 - *McMurry University
  • May 3 - ASC Tournament
  • May 4 - ASC Tournament
  • May 5 - ASC Tournament

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