#8 Katie Sears
Katie Sears Image
Height: 5-4
Class: JR
Position: OF
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Previous School: Evansville/Mother McAuley


2013:  Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules.

2012 (at Evansville):  Played in 54 of team's 55 games with 52 starts ... second on team with a .308 batting average (49-for-159) ... had a team-best four triples and also four doubles ... scored a team-high 26 runs and also had 14 RBI ... second on the team with 21 walks ... had a team-high six hit-by-pitches ... had a .409 on-base percentage (second on team) ... had a team-best 16 stolen bases ... had 32 putouts and two assists ... made one start in the circle, but did not throw a pitch.

2011 (at Evansville):  Played in 47 of team's 54 games with 43 starts as a freshman ... second on the team with a .294 batting average (37-for-126) ... also had two doubles and two triples ... scored 22 runs (second best on team) and had five RBI ... had a team-best 11 stolen bases ... had 18 putouts and one assist ... made three appearances in the circle and had a 0-1 record ... had two walks, two strikesouts and an era of 2.33 in three innings of work.

Prep:  Played softball at Mother McAuley High School in Chicago, Ill.

Date of Birth:  Nov. 29, 1991 ... Parents:  Mike and Liz Sears ... Major:  Business Management

Roster for 2014 Softball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
1Megan JamesJRCL/R5-4Oak Forest, Ill.Marist
2Holly HildenJROFR/R5-5Belvidere, Ill.Belvidere North
3Savannah KinsellaFRSSR/R5-7Munster, Ind.Andrean
4Katie HoulihanSROFL/R5-0Tinley Park, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
5Nicole NonnemacherSOP/OFL/R5-7Bloomington, Ill.Normal Community
6Alex BahnerJRCR/R5-8Rochester Hills, Mich.Adams
7Kasey KanagaSO2BL/R5-3Metamora, Ill.Metamora
8Katie SearsJROFL/L5-4Chicago, Ill.Evansville/Mother McAuley
9Erin HoulihanJROFR/R5-4Tinley Park, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
11Shannon LauretJROFR/R5-6Beach Park, Ill.Zion-Benton
12Callie BrownFRP/OFR/R5-6West Des Moines, IowaValley
13Ariel HintonSRC/1BR/R5-5Crawfordsville, Ind.Crawsfordsville
16Samantha SaundersJRSS/2BR/R5-4Burbank, Ill.Reavis
19Denise AndersonSOOFL/R5-5Arvada, Colo.Ralston Valley
20Megan NonnemacherSRPR/R5-7Bloomington, Ill.Normal Community
23Amanda HainlenJR1BR/R6-0Bloomington, Ill.Heartland CC/Bloomington
26Sarah SaundersJR3BR/R5-4Burbank, Ill.Reavis
31Franchesca GraffeoFRSS/3BR/R5-3Crestwood, Ill.Shepard
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Head Coach
14th season
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Assistant Coach
14th season
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Assistant Coach
2nd season