3  Jessica Johnson
Jessica Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Laguna Niguel, Calif.

High School:
Mater Dei

Height:
5-8

Position:
Infield

Birthdate:
03/02/1987

B/T:
R/R


2008 Preseason All-C-USA
2007 First Team All-C-USA
2007 C-USA All-Tournament Team
2007 C-USA All-Academic Team
2007 NCCSIA All-State
C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week (March 5, 2007)

As A Junior (2008)
Started and played first base in 64 of the team's 67 games ... Had 10 multiple-hit games ... Nine multiple-RBI games were tied for second-most on the team ... Tied her career-high with three hits in a game against Princeton (3/22/08) ... Batted .300 with the bases loaded and .467 with a runner on third and less than two outs ... 32 runs batted in were good for fourth-place on the squad ... Finished tied for third on the team in home runs with five ... Led the Pirates in walks with 31 ... Ranked second in C-USA in defensive chances (479), putouts (463) and fielding double plays (17), third in hit by pitches (10) and tied for eighth in sacrifice bunts (nine) ... On ECU career chart, ranks fourth in home runs (25), sixth in walks (75) and tied for seventh in RBI (114).

As A Sophomore (2007)
Garnered numerous honors, including First-Team All-Conference USA, C-USA All-Tournament Team, C-USA All-Academic Team and All-State from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) ... Named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week on Mar. 5 ... Played in 59 games, starting all but one of them at first base (other at designated player) ... Compiled the second-highest home run total in program history (17), including the game-winner at UCF in the C-USA Tournament that sent the Pirates to their first-ever tournament championship game ... Ranked nationally in home runs per game (25th/.29), RBI per game (39th/.9) and slugging percentage (32nd/.737) ... Was among the conference leaders in many batting categories, including first in home runs and total bases (123), second in slugging percentage and RBI (53), fourth in batting average (.359) and on base percentage (.443) and 10th in hits (60) ... Led the Pirates in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, RBI, home runs and total bases, tied for first in doubles (12), finished second in hits, walks (22), at bats (168), plate appearances (199) and starts (59) and was third in runs scored (26) ... Longest hitting streak was six games, (2/23/07-3/2/07) ... Turned in a team-high 16 multiple-RBI games as well as 15 multiple-hit games, which was second on the squad ... Hit in the third spot most often (44 times) as East Carolina had a 30-14 record in those contests ... Belted two home runs in the Pirates' 16-2 series clinching win at UTEP (4/22/07).

As A Freshman (2006)
Started in 59 of her 60 games played, with all starts coming at first base ... Also saw limited action at third base ... Collected her first hit in the third game of the season, against Purdue (2/11/06) ... Committed only two errors and finished with a .995 fielding percentage ... Led the team with 29 RBI and finished second in walks with 22 ... Went 2-2 with the bases loaded ... Nine RBIs with a runner on third base and less than two outs was a team-high ... Led the team with seven multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI game against Campbell (4/4/08), which was also a team high for the season ... Had seven multi-hit games ... Tied Paige Baggett and Vanessa Moreno for the most total bases in a game with six ... Held together a five-game hit streak (3/4/06-3/11/06) ... Pirates were 28-10 when Johnson batted cleanup ... 2005-06 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.

Mater Dei High School
Four-year letterwinner at Mater Dei High School, which, in 2008, was ranked No. 2 on Sports Illustrated's Best High School Athletics Programs list ... Earned second team all-conference and Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior ... Helped team to three Sierra League titles and to three consecutive district semifinal appearances ... One of seven players on her team to earn a Division I scholarship ... Coached by Doug Myers ... Recipient of the Scholar Athlete Gold Award for posting over a 3.5 grade point average ... Honor Roll student.

Career Single-Game Highs
Runs:
3 at UTEP 4/22/07
Hits: 3 (six times, last vs. Princeton 3/22/08)
RBI: 4 (three times, last at UTEP 4/22/07)
Stolen Bases: 1 (three times, last vs. Marshall 4/6/08)

Personal
Academic major is apparel merchandising ... Parents are Jim and Lorena Johnson ... Has one older brother (Jay) and two sisters (Jacque and Jennifer) ... Father played college baseball at the University of Arizona and professionally with the Minnesota Twins.