Jessica Roche
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Jessica Roche

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg

Height:
5-3

Position:
UT

2011: Appeared in 24 games for the Redbirds and made four starts...hit .179 with two doubles and a RBI...went 1-for-2, drove in a run and scored vs. Temple at the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla. (Mar. 5)...hit a double in the final at bat of her career and later scored in the NCAA Tournament at Missouri (May 21).

2010: Played in 35 games and started 14 ... held a .311 batting average in 45 at bats ... recorded eight hits and 14 runs ... hit doubles and drove in five Redbird runs during the 2010 season ... hit her first-collegiate home run against Missouri State (April 25) ... was a perfect 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts ... totaled four putouts and three assists ... had a perfect performance at the plate in against Southern Illinois (April 18) with her first RBI of the season ... against Indiana State (April 21), Roche did it again and was a perfect 3-for-3.

2009: Saw action in 26 games, while starting seven...recorded nine at bats with eight runs scored...recorded her first assist with the Redbirds against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 6) and finished the season with 13 assists.

2008: Used primarily as a pinch runner during the season, although she did make four starts in left field ... had one hit and one RBI in 11 at-bats (.091) ... scored her first-career run against Central Arkansas (Feb. 8) ... recorded her first-career hit at the Littlewood Classic with a double against Miami [Ohio] (Feb. 23), and was 1-for-10 in four games played, while she scored her first-career run. Carl Sandburg HS: Softball team was conference, regional and sectional champions senior year ... team placed third at the IHSA state softball championships junior year, along with being conference, regional, sectional and super-sectional champions ... also played basketball ... on the school honor roll sophomore, junior and senior year.

Personal: Born March 26, 1989 ... Parents: Jim and Karen Roche ... Sibling: Jimmy (11) ... Major: exercise science ... member of the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll.