Kate Poppe named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week and Lauren Herschberg named to BIG EAST Honor Roll
Villanova hosts Seton Hall for an Easter Monday doubleheader
Villanova makes its home debut in the conference opener against Georgetown
Villanova Softball faces Robert Morris on Day 1 of the Delaware Invitational
2015: Finished second on the team with her batting average of .309... Appeared and started in all 54 games for the Wildcats... Her 178 at bats were second on the team and third in the BIG EAST... Her 13 doubles were tied for fourth in the conference... She had 55 hits which was eighth in the BIG EAST... Finished 2015 with four homers and 31 RBI with 27 runs and a triple... Had a fielding percentage of .917... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (March 2, April 13).
2014: Appeared in all but one of the team's 52 games with 50 starts solidifying the hot corner ... Led the team in several categories, which included a .291 batting average, .317 on base percentage, 46 hits and 13 doubles ... Scored 12 runs, added 14 RBI and stole two bases ... Registered a team-high 13 multi-hit games with eight of those occurring in BIG EAST contests ... Had a team best eight game hitting streak (3/22-4/3) ... Registered five-straight games with a hit (4/17-21), including multi-hit performances in four of those matches ... Hit safely in 31 games ... Drove in a pair of runs and added two hits in a win over La Salle (4/9) ... Went 3-4 with two RBI and a run versus Butler (4/12) ... Singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored in a conference win over Providence (4/17) ... Was a perfect 3-3 with a run, RBI, double and two stolen bases in a shutout victory versus Penn (4/29).
Trabuco Hills High School: Member of both the Softball and Track and Field teams ... Played catcher and first base on the softball team ... Named the 2013 Track and Field MVP as a discus and shot put athlete ... Earned the Track and Field Best Newcomer Award in 2011.
Personal: Born 1/20/95 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Second oldest of Rick and Brenda Herschberg ... Has three brothers, Alex (20), Andrew (15) and Aaron (12) ... Played for OC Elite for five years and attended National every season ... Majoring in Computer Science...Chose Villanova for the school's amazing academics along with playing the sport she loves with a great group of girls.