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15 Kaitlin McFarland

Class: Junior Position: C Height: 5-10 Previous School: Hardin-Jefferson HS Hometown: Sour Lake, Texas

2017 (So.)
• Big South All-Tournament team
• Made 46 appearances, starting 41 times (40 – C, 1 – DP)
• Batted .189 with two doubles, one homer, 11 runs scored, 13 RBI, 14 walks and .307 on-base percentage, also throwing out 6-of-19 (.315) would-be basestealers
• Started each of the final 35 games of the season
• Competed in three games in the same day behind the plate on both May 13 (Big South Tournament) and May 24 (NISC Finals)
• Hit .444 (4-for-9) with two doubles, four RBI, two runs scored and a .643 on-base percentage in five games at the Big South Softball Championship
• Batted 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored in Big South Softball Championship final game at Longwood (May 14)
• In the NISC Regional round, batted .455 (5-for-11) with one homer, two RBI, two runs scored and a .538 on-base percentage
• Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in NISC Regional semifinal win over Ohio, hitting first collegiate homer off of Ohio's NFCA All-Region pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2016 (Fr.)
• Appeared in 20 games, starting 12 times (11 – DP, 1 – C)
• Batted .171 with two doubles and one RBI on season
• Team's opening-day starter at DP at UCF (Feb. 11)
• Went 2-for-4 with a double against Morgan State (Feb. 13)
• Doubled and drove in a run versus Grambling (Feb. 26)
• Made first start at catcher during game two at Virginia (April 20)
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

Prep
• Graduated from Hardin-Jefferson High School
• Four-year letterwinner as starting catcher
• Named team MVP as a freshman and sophomore
• Two-time all-district selection, including second team in 2013
• 2014 all-district Defensive MVP
• As a senior, hit seven home runs and added 29 RBI, being named to Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Softball first team
• Had labrum surgery in the fall of 2015
• Earned Scholastic All-District as a senior
• Helped Aces Express win Texas Gold Cup and qualify for ASA Nationals at both the 16U and 18U levels
• Her Texas Storm 18U Gold team qualified for both ASA Nationals and PGF Platinum Nationals
• Also competed in volleyball, powerlifting and track & field, qualifying for state in both powerlifting and track & field

Personal
• Daughter of Virgil and Amy McFarland
• Father, Virgil McFarland, played football at Valley City State
• Cousin, Nicole Casper, competed in pole vault for the McNeese State track & field team
• Intends to major in exercise science, with the goal of being a physical therapist
• Birthday is April 28

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