UK softball team begins challenging SEC slate against highly ranked Aggies in College Station
UK softball team to face Tennessee Tech at 2 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET on Saturday
UK junior Sylver Samuel posts 4-for-4 game vs. LIU to help UK move to 10-2 on the season
Junior infielder Nikki Sagermann hit two home runs vs. KSU with five RBI
UK to play three games in two days in weather-shortened Phyllis Rafter Memorial Invitational
Freshman (2014): Went 2-3 in her rookie season with a 2.93 ERA ... Struck out 45 batters in 40.2 innings pitched ... Tossed seven scoreless innings in her college debut with two hits allowed and nine strikeouts vs. George Washington ... Came out of the bullpen to throw three scoreless innings vs. IPFW, striking out five to get the win ... Started vs. EKU and went four innings, allowing only one run on four hits with four strikeouts ... Saw her first SEC action against Missouri, tossing three innings, allowing three runs on four hits with six walks ... Was fantastic against Texas A&M, tossing 6.1 scoreless innings with two hits allowed and seven strikeouts ... Earned her first career save against the Aggies and was named SEC Freshman of the Week for her effort ... Tossed five innings in relief on Friday vs. Georgia, allowing two runs on three hits with four strikeouts.
High School: A standout performer at Milford High School in Milford, Mass., under head coach Brian Macchi pitching and playing first base ... Shined in the circle and in the batter's box in high school as a four-year letterwinner earning team and league MVP honors all four seasons ... Countless honors, including a three-time Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year (2010, 2012, 2013) and ESPN's Miss. Softball for Massachusetts in 2012 and 2013 ... Named 2013 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Player of the Year ... Ended her high school career with the Massachusetts state strikeout record (1,219) and Massachusetts career wins record (86) ... Under her leadership, Milford High School won the 2012 and 2013 Division I State Championships after finishing as a state semifinalist in 2011 and state finalist in 2010 ... Paced her high school to four consecutive district and league championships during her time ... Finished her four-year career with an 86-4 record, including 25 no-hitters and 11 perfect games ... Hit .489 her senior season at the dish with nine homers, while he posted a 0.04 ERA with 358 strikeouts ... Threw eight no-hitters, four perfect games and eight one-hitters her senior year ... Had equally good numbers her junior season with a .462 batting average and nine roundtrippers on top of a 0.08 ERA and 359 strikeouts ... Excelled as an underclassman as well, with a 0.94 ERA and 296 strikeouts as a sophomore and 0.72 ERA and 206 strikeouts as a freshman ... Was also on the swimming team in high school for one season ... Member of the High Honor Roll and National Honors Society in high school while helping with her church's youth group and teaching lessons at Plant Fast Pitch ... Daughter of Shawn and Jean Smith ... Has one sister, Andrea Smith, who played collegiate softball at Long Island University Post and is now at Framingham State University ... Plans a major in kinesiology.