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Kate Avery - 2014 NCAA Cross Country Champion
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GENERAL:
Game breaking pitcher who is back as the Gaels’ ace... All-MAAC First Team pitcher and 2005 MAAC Rookie of the Year... Potentially the best hurler to ever don Maroon & Gold... Will serve as Iona’s No. 1 pitcher in 2007... Hard throwing right hander, possesses a legitimate rise ball... Ranks third in school history in strikeouts (350) after just two seasons... Strikeout pitcher... Born 2/16/1986... Majoring in Education

AS A SOPHOMORE:
Earned a 3.71 ERA in 27 appearances starting 23 of them... Struck a total of 166 batters in 139.2 innings, with 71 going down looking... Had two saves and six wins on the season... Had 10 RBI, with three multiple RBI games, three home runs, 11 hits, four runs and a batting average of .185... Earned a save against Manhattan and hit a game-winning two-run home run in the top of the seventh... One of 10 Iona players named to the MAAC All-Academic squad.

AS A FRESHMAN:
Posted a 13-2 record in 29 appearances with a minuscule 1.36 ERA... The win total ranks tied for fourth most in school history and .867 winning percentage was the highest ever... Struck out an Iona single-season record 184 batters in 118.1 innings pitched... Posted five shutouts, tied for third most at Iona... Had 10 games with 10 or more strikeouts including a season-high 15 vs. Quinnipiac (3/6) in her collegiate debut... Struck out 11 of 16 batters faced in a five-inning no-hit shutout vs. Alabama A&M on 3/20... Pitched five innings of no hit ball with 10 strikeouts in a relief appearance at Army on Mar. 30... Pitched a PERFECT GAME in a 13-strikeout effort at Marist on 4/30.

BEFORE IONA:
Member of the State Champion Group 1 team at Roselle Park HS... High School team won two county championships... Was named All-Group, All-State, All-County, and All-Area in the 2002-2004 seasons... Holds the county record for most career strikeouts with an astounding 1,049... Was three time Star-Ledger Player of the Year... Played four seasons of field hockey and basketball as well as softball... Also played club with Top Gun 184... Club team finished in the top 25 in nationals

GAME-BY-GAME:
2005 | 2006 | 2007

CAREER STATISTICS:

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI SLG%  BB  SO  OB%  SB
2005.... .100 13-11 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 .100 0 6 .100 0
2006.... .186 25-22 59 4 11 0 0 3 10 .339 4 15 .234 0
TOTAL... .165 38-33 79 6 13 0 0 3 10 .278 4 21 .202 0

Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO IP H R ER BB SO B/Avg
2005.... 1.36 13-2 29 23 10 5 118.1 67 34 23 32 184 .162
2006.... 3.71 6-13 26 6 6 3 139.2 142 89 74 66 166 .264
2007.... 4.02 12-10 25 18 12 2 122.0 151 96 70 61 122 .294
TOTAL... 3.08 31-25 80 47 28 10 380.0 360 219 167 159 472 .246
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Roselle Park, NJ
High School: Roselle Park
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