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More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Kai Clark has a pair of hits including a grand slam
Jill Jelnick drives in four; Meredith Mitchell picks up three hits, three RBI and three runs scored
Almost 50 Pirates were honored after earning a 3.75 GPA or higher
Pirates load the bases in the seventh, but are unable to overcome early deficit
Watch highlights of East Carolina's sweep of Longwood.
Watch highlights from East Carolina's 11-10 victory over UTEP.
Head coach Tracey Kee, junior Cicely Lopez and sophomore Alex Fieldhouse talk about the season starting in less than two weeks.
Watch highlights from East Carolina softball's 2011 season.
Watch post-game interviews following ECU's C-USA Championship victory.
As A Senior (2013)
Earned an academic medal from Conference USA ... Selected to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Scored a run after reaching on a fielder's choice against Cleveland State (2/8) ... Walked twice against Towson (2/10) ...Had her first hit of the season, a single up the middle, in the victory over Liberty (2/22) ... Singled and scored a run against Fairfield (2/22) ... Recorded a multi-hit performance vs. Notre Dame (2/24) ... Had a pinch hit single against UAB (3/16) ... Drove in a run, picked up a hit and scored twice in the second game against Marshall (4/13).
As A Junior (2012)
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
A valuable option off the bench who can play every position on the field except pitcher or catcher ... Earned 13 starts, making nine at first base, two as the designated player, one at third base and one in left field, while appearing in 29 contests ... Hit fifth, seventh and eighth in the order, most often in the seventh spot (seven games) ... Recorded nine hits, six runs batted in, six scored, four doubles and three walks during the campaign ... Also stole first career base, swiping second in the fourth inning against Creighton (3/10) ... Ranked fourth on the squad in doubles ... Led the Pirates with 14 at-bats as a pinch hitter ... Collected two hits in that role, but both were keys to ECU victories ... As a pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh against UTEP (3/24), recorded an RBI single to left field that made it a one-run game and sparked ECU's three-run rally to win 11-10 ... Drove in the game-winning run against Longwood (4/18) with a pinch-hit single to right field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning ... Tallied hits in both opportunities with the bases loaded during the season ... Reached base 33.3 percent of the time (three-for-nine) when leading off an inning ... Drove in three of five runners from third base with less than two outs, a conversion rate of 60.0 percent ... Hit .500 (two-for-four) with a 2-1 count ... Delivered East Carolina's first run of the season with a double to right center against Virginia (2/10) that brought home Jasmine Robbins ... Established career high with 10 putouts versus Drexel (2/11) while playing first base ... Scored two runs versus North Dakota State (2/26) to establish personal best ... Tallied East Carolina's first hit against No. 11 Stanford (3/4) with a third-inning double off Teagan Gerhart.
As A Sophomore (2011)
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Returned to full health after suffering season-ending shoulder injury in 2010 and started 15 games while appearing in 39 ... Registered 13 starts at third base, one at second and one in left field ... Outfield nod versus Charleston Southern (3/15) marked first career time in the lineup in the outfield ... Team went 9-6 (.600 winning percentage) in 15 starts ... Reached base 33.3 percent of the time (three-for-nine) when leading off an inning ... Was successful advancing base runners 40.5 percent of the time ... Hit .500 (one-for-two) when swinging at the first pitch and .333 (two-for-six) when facing an 0-1 or 1-1 count ...Found success in critical role, laying down five sacrifice bunts as a pinch hitter ... Drove in a run with a pinch-hit single against UNC Wilmington (2/16) ... Singled as a pinch hitter in the Conference USA Tournament title game against Tulsa (5/14).
As A Freshman (2010)
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
Started 16 of the 23 games played before an injury kept her out for the remainder of the season ... Made 10 starts at second base and six as the designated player ... Went one-for-three with the bases loaded ... Reached base 44.4 percent of the time (four-for-nine) when leading off an inning ... Drove in four of seven runners from third base with less than two outs, a conversion rate of 57.1 percent ... Picked up four two-out runs batted in ... Collected three multiple-hit and two multi-RBI games ... Pirates went 8-2 (.800 winning percentage) during starts at second base ... Hit in the sixth, seventh and eighth spots of the lineup, with the team going 4-0 when in the seven hole ... In only three Conference USA contests before the injury, batted .500 (four-for-eight) and scored a run ... In first career start, at USF (2/13), drove in two runs with a double ... Three hits and three RBI against Delaware (2/26) established career highs ... Delivered the game-winning run with a single in the eighth inning at Fresno State (3/10) ... In her final four contests of the season (3/24-28), hit .500 (five-for-10) with two runs batted in and two runs scored.
Loara High School
Four-year varsity letterwinner who was a two-time First-Team All-Empire League selection ... Named team most valuable player as a senior ... Received Saxon Pride Award as a junior and freshman ... Four-time all-academic selection ... Named team rookie-of-the-year and Second-Team All-Empire League after helping Loara to a 15-16 record as a freshman ... Earned three letters in volleyball and was a three-time All-Empire League and all-academic honoree in the sport.
Majoring in accounting ... Daughter of Steve and Becky Lopez ... Has two brothers, Blake and Bradley.