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Nikki Alden
Nikki  Alden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ivyland, Pa.

High School:
William Tennent

Last College:
St. Joseph's

Height:
5-10

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
05/22/1996

2017: First Team All-BIG EAST Selection…Started in 50 out of the 51 games she played in this season…Batted .385 during the year, which was the top mark in the BIG EAST Conference…Had 55 hits, 28 runs, nine home runs, six doubles and three doubles…Led the team in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, RBIs, triples and home runs…Had a fielding percentage of .996 during the season, which is now the single-season record for the first base position…Named the BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 6 and March 27…Selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 20 and May 1.

2016: All-BIG EAST Second Team...Finished the year with a .304 batting average...Placed second on the team in slugging percentage at .526...Had 41 hits on the season with 33 RBI's in 135 at-bats...Tied for the team lead in homeruns with seven...Hit four homeruns in two games at Creighton (4/16-4/17)...Named BIG EAST Player of the Week on April 18. 

St. Joseph's University:
Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and the NFCA All-Northeast Region Third Team in 2015...Led all SJU rookies in batting average (.342), runs (21), hits (38), doubles (11), home runs (5) and RBIs (31)...As a pitcher, went 3-4 with a 4.87 ERA...Struck out 11 in 41.2 innings pitched...Posted two complete games...Earned wins against Fairfield, Rhode Island and Massachusetts...Finished with a .987 fielding percentage.

William Tennent: Earned four varsity letters in softball...Earned three varsity letters in basketball...Batted over .500 all 4 years of high school..All-League Second Team after batting .593 in 2013...Named to the Suburban One League Second Team as a pitcher as a sophomore in 2012...Suburban One League Second Team recognition as a second baseman as a freshman in 2011... Member of the Rock Gold 18U team who placed third in the nation at the ASA Gold Nationals in 2013

Personal: Born May 22, 1996 in Abington, Pa....Daughter of Scott and Maria...Younger sister of Ashley who plays lacrosse and softball at St. Joseph's University...Has a twin brother named Matthew who plays basketball at West Chester University...She is hoping to enter graduate school and become a physician assistant...She chose to attend Villanova because of the great softball program and the comprehensive science major.

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