Junior pitcher walked one and struck out four in first victory of season
Ali Lowe was 2-for-3 for Villanova in final game of weekend
Villanova outhit Cardinals, 4-3, in first game of weekend series
Cardinals scored four runs in top of the sixth inning to retake lead
Bases loaded walk in bottom of the seventh inning gave Orange a walk-off victory
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
2014: Played and started at center field during 45 of the team's 52 games ... Ranked third on the team with a .248 batting average and 37 hits ... Scored 17 runs to finish second on the squad ... Tallied five doubles and seven RBI ... Stole a team-high 12 bases, which ranked fourth in the conference ... Registered five multi-hit games, including a pair of three hit performances ... Went 2-4 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base versus Boston College (3/8) ... Smacked a two-run double in a win over Marist (4/1) ... Scored, swiped a bad and tallied three hits against Butler (4/12) ... Recorded three hits and two runs in a triumph over Providence (4/17).
2013: Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Appeared in 50 of the team's 52 games, including 49 starts at centerfield ... Finished third on the team with a .296 batting average ... Scored 25 runs, the second most on the squad ... Registered 42 hits, three doubles, one triple, 13 walks and four RBIs ... Recorded a team-high seven stolen bases ... Totaled a .363 on-base percentage and .331 slugging percentage ... Defensively, had a .963 fielding percentage.
Pinnacle High School: Earned three varsity letters in softball ... Pillar Award 2012 .... United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete 2012 ... First Team All-Section 2012 ... NFCA First Team Western-Region 2011 ... Scholar Athlete Award 2010-2012 ... Pioneer Award 2010, 2011 ... All Region Award 2010, 2011 ... School record for highest career batting average (.476) and on-base percentage (.543) ... Gold Award 2012.
Personal: Daughter of Alan and Carol Palmer ... Born 07/30/1994 in Scottsdale, Ariz.. ... Three siblings, Tanner, Braxton and Jaden ... Studying Comprehensive Science in the School of Sciences...Hobbies include scuba diving, health, fitness, nutrition, hiking, all animals (especially puppies), and Athletes in Action on campus...Chose to attend Villanova because of the elite academic courses, competitiveness of the Big East, and the more intimate college campus feel.