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2016-2017 Softball Roster

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No. Name Year Position Hometown
1 Kate O'Day FR P/INF Mesa, AZ
2 Nikki Peters SO P/INF Cape Girardeau, MO
3 Abby Meyers FR C Jonesburg, MO
4 Shelby Clark SO P/INF O'Fallon, MO
5 Libby Marko SO OF Winfield, MO
6 Breana Peters FR OF Festus, MO
7 Mady Hart FR INF Park Hills, MO
8 Hannah Evans FR INF Hillsboro, MO
9 Michaela Sennett FR P Joplin, MO
10 Paige Kurtz SO INF O'Fallon, MO
11 Erin Lofton FR INF Wildwood, MO
12 Autumn McCoy FR INF Columbia, MO
13 Hannah Hight FR INF Farmington, MO
14 Emily Brewer FR INF De Soto, MO
17 Lauren Todd FR C/3B Festus, MO
18 Elanna Osthoff SO OF/C Labadie, MO
20 Sarah Berry FR P/INF Red Deer, Alberta Canada
22 Taylor Nordwald FR P Warrenton, MO
23 Kaylee Sheridan SO INF St. Peters, MO
24 Emma Pardo FR INF St. Charles, MO
27 Taylor Dames SO INF O'Fallon, MO
32 Liz Kight SO OF/C Cape Girardeau, MO
77 Kelsi Gmerek SO OF Imperial, MO

Head Coach: Tony Cook
Assistant Coaches: Keri Schmidt, Jeris Moonier, Chris Starkey
Manager: Allie Craft

Player Biographies:

Kate O'Day, #1

Major: Wildlife Rehabilitation

Parents: Brian & Wendy O'Day

H.S. Achievements: 2012-2016 All City 1st team, 2015-2016 All-Section 1st team, All-State Honorable Mention. MVP

Nikki Peters, #2

Major: Graphic Design & Business

Parents: Chris & Carol Peters

H.S. Achievements: Player of the Week (Freshman), 1st team All-District, All-Southeast Missourian Team (Sophomore), 1st team All-District, All-Conference, All-Southeast Missourian Team and SEMO Ball finalist as a junior, 1st team All-District, All-Conference, All-Region, All-State and player of the week as a senior.

College Achievements: Dean's List Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Phi Theta Kappa member

Abby Meyers, #3

Major: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Parents: Robert & Patricia Meyers

H.S. Achievements: 2012 1st team All-Conference, 2013 2nd team All-Region, 1st team All-Conference & All-District, 2014 1st team All-Region, All-Conference, All-District MVP Award, 2015 1st team All-District, 2nd team All-Conference, GAC Sportsmanship Award. 2014-2016 National Honor Society, Graduated top 10% of class, Magna Cum Laude. 2012-2015 Academic All-Conference, Academic Al- State.

College Achievements: 

Shelby Clark, #4

Major: Undecided

Parents: Jason & Michelle Clark

H.S. Achievements: All-Conference, All-District and All-Academic throughout high school. All- Metro, National Guard Army player of the week, District and Sectional champions as a junior, 2nd team All-Region, All-Metro, District champions as a senior.  Member of the St. Charles Hall of Fame. 

College Achievements: 2016 Honorable Mention All-American Pitcher, pre-season All American, Honorable mention offense, All-Conference, All-Region, All-District.

Libby Marko, #5

Major: Sports Psychology

Parents: Greg & Mary Croft

H.S. Achievements: 2011 All-State Academic, 2012 All-Conference,1st team All- District, 2nd team All-Region, 2013 All-Conference, All-District, 1st team All-Region, 2014 1st team All-Conference, All-District, 2nd team All-Region.

College Achievements: Dean's List Fall 2015, 2016 1st team Academic All-Conference, All-Region, 2016-2017 Phi Theta Kappa

Breana Peters, #6

Major: Nursing

Parents: Brian & Tina Peters

H.S. Achievements: 2012-2014 2nd team All-Conference outfield, 2015 1st team All-Conference infield.  Graduated Cum Laude.


​Mady Hart, #7

Major: Physical Therapy

Parents: Ed & Debra Hart

High School Achievements: 2013-2015  1st team All-Conference, All-District  4 years Academic All-Conference, 2015 Academic All-state, graduated in to 15% of class, Magna Cum Laude.


Michaela Sennett, #9

Major: Education or Marketing

Parents: Mike & Karen Sennett

High School Achievements: 2015-16 5-0 in conference, back to back no hitters, broke 3 school records (most strikeouts in a season, most strikeouts in a game, most strike outs in 7 innings). Team CO-MVP.  Academic All-State, and honor roll.


Paige Kurtz, #10

Major: Business Administration/Marketing

Parents: Dave & Debra Kurtz

H.S. Achievements: 2013 - 2nd team All-State, 2015 - Francis Howell Sportsmanship Award

Erin Lofton, #11

Major: Undecided

Parents: John & Laurie Lofton

High School Achievements: 2013 3rd place in state championship, 2014 All-District, 4th place in state championship, 2015 Academic All-State, All-District, All-Conference and district champions. 2013-2016 Honor roll, honor cords in physical education, sign language and GPA.


Autumn McCoy, #12

Major: Pre-Med

Parents: Bruce & Sharon McCoy

H.S. Achievements: 2013 - 2nd team All-District, 2014 - 1st team All-District, most stolen bases, home runs and RBI's, MVP, voted MVP by teammates and awarded Player of the Week.

College Achievements: Dean's List Fall 2015, Spring 2016

Hannah Hight, #13

Major: EMT/Paramedic

Parents: Travis Hight, Tish Roberts

High School Achievements:2013-2015 1st team All-Conference, 2013 2nd team All-District, 2014 1st team All-District


Emily Brewer, #14

Major: Special Education

Parents: Matt & Beth Brewer

High School Achievements: 2014 State Champions, 2015 2nd team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-District. 2015-2016 Honor Society.


​Elanna Osthoff, #18

Major: Psychology

Parents: Randy & Kim Osthoff

High School Achievements: 2012 - All-Academic Team

College Achievements:  Dean's List Spring 2016

Sarah Berry, #20

Major: Secondary Education / Biology

Parents: George Berry & Laura Watson

H.S. Achievements: 2015 Graduated with Honors

College Achievements: 2016 Spring Dean's List Southwest Minnesota State University

Taylor Nordwald, #22

Major: Special Education

Parents: Matt & Becky Nordwold

High School Achievements: 2012 2nd team All-Conference (outfield), 2013 1st team All-Conference (utility), 2nd team All-District (pitcher), 2014 1st team All-Conference (pitcher), All-District (pitcher), All-Region (pitcher), 2nd team All-State (pitcher), All-Metro, GAC Player of the Year, 2015 1st team All-Conference, All-District, All-Region, All-State, All-Metro (pitcher). 2012-2015 Academic All-Conference. Graduated top 10% of class, Magna Cum Laude.


​Kaylee Sheridan, #23

Major: Sports Therapy

Parents: Craig & Susan Russell

High School Achievements: 1st team All-District

Emma Pardo, #24

Major: Journalism

Parents: Kevin Pardo & Heather Pollard

High School Achievements: 2015-2016 1st team All-District, 2nd Team All-Conference, All-Region


Taylor Dames, #27

Major: Undecided

Parents: Joe & Paula Dames

H.S. Achievements: All-Conference, All-District, All-Academic throughout high school. 2nd team All-Region, All-Metro senior year. Female Athlete of the Year.

College Achievements: 2016 All-Conference, All-District, All-Region, Academic All-Conference.

Liz Knight, #32

Major: Pre-Med

Parents: Jeff & Lisa Kight

College Achievements: 2015 All-Region Academic Team, MCCAC Academic All-Conference Team, 2015 Dean's List for Fall, 2016 Dean's List, Spring and Fall

​Kelsi Gmerek, #77

Major: Nursing

Parents: William & Terri Gmerek

High School Achievements: 2011-2014 1st Team All-Conference, All-District, Rotary Student of the Month, 2015 Windsor High School Scholar Award

College Achievements: 2016 1st team All-Conference, Dean's List Fall 2016,Spring 2016