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2016-2017 Softball Roster

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No. Name Year Position
1 Kate O'Day FR P/INF
2 Nikki Peters SO P/INF
3 Abby Meyers FR C
4 Shelby Clark SO P/INF
5 Libby Marko SO OF
6 Breana Peters FR OF
7 Mady Hart FR INF
8 Hannah Evans FR INF
9 Michaela Sennett FR P
10 Paige Kurtz SO INF
11 Erin Lofton FR INF
12 Autumn McCoy FR INF
13 Hannah Hight FR INF
14 Emily Brewer FR INF
18 Elanna Osthoff SO OF/C
20 Sarah Berry FR P/INF
22 Taylor Nordwald FR P
23 Kaylee Sheridan SO INF
24 Emma Pardo FR INF
27 Taylor Dames SO INF
32 Liz Kight SO OF/C
77 Kelsi Gmerek SO OF

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