Linnea Detrick
Linnea Detrick

RS Senior

West Chicago, Ill.

High School:
West Community/Eastern Illinois





2013 Softball Year-in-Review

Illinois finished the regular season 11-1 including a 10-game winning streak


Illini Host Buckeyes in Final Regular Season Series

Illinois and Ohio State are tied for sixth place in the Big Ten standings


Softball Heads to East Lansing for Big Ten Series

Illini riding a five-game winning streak into Michigan State series


Illini Battle Hawkeyes On BTN Tuesday

Illinois and Iowa are tied for ninth in the Big Ten standings


Illini Host Hoosiers in Big Ten Play this Weekend

The Illini own the all-time series, 14-7


Senior Day 2013

May 5th vs. Ohio State


Illinois vs. Nebraska- March 30, 2013

Photos from the Illini's Big Ten game versus Nebraska on March 30


Illinois vs. Wisconsin- March 23,2013

Photos from Illinois' game vs. Wisconsin on March 23, 2013


Illinois vs. Western Michigan - March 15, 2013

Photos from the Illini's 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at the Fighting Illini Invitational.


2012 Softball Christmas Party

Photos from the Fighting Illini Softball team's annual Christmas Party

Career Notes: Appeared in 42 games for the Illini, making 19 starts ... Registered a .455 stolen bases against percentage, throwing out 12 of the 22 runners who attempted to steal off her. Detrick is the first Illini catcher ever to record a sub-.500 career SBA% with at least 20 stolen base attempts against her.

2013 - Redshirt Senior: Played in 10 games as a senior, making seven starts behind the plate ... Threw out 6-of-13 runners stealing against her for a .538 stolen base against percentage ... Had two hits, three RBI, a walk, two sacrifice flies and a sacrifice bunt in 19 at-bats ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten with six runners caught stealing in Big Ten play, despite only making seven conference appearances ... ... Earned a 1.000 fielding percentage in 46 chances ... Made her first appearance of the year against No. 22 Washington, coming in to catch Jackie Guy and batting once ...Started against Western Michigan, registering a key sacrifice fly ...Played the entirety of the Wisconsin series, driving in three of the Illini's runs on the weekend, while throwing out four runners and registering her first hit of the season ...Took part in two double plays against Wisconsin, creating a strikeout-throwout DP and making two tags at the plate on the same play for an unconventional 6-2-4-2 double play ...Caught the only Nebraska runner who attempted to steal off of her ...Threw out Minnesota's Tyler Walker, who would go on to win National Player of the Week, in the only stolen base attempt of the game on Apr. 13.

2012 - Senior: Returned to Illinois but sat out the season (redshirted) due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2011 - Junior (at Eastern Illinois): Spent the year at Eastern Illinois University after transferring following her sophomore year at the University of Illinois. Did not play softball.

2010 - Sophomore: Saw time in 11 contests, making five starts ... Totaled four hits and three RBIs in 17 plate appearances ... Also drew one walk.

2009 - Freshman: Played in 21 games with seven starts at catcher ... Made first career start against Hofstra on Feb. 14 ... First career hit was a double on Feb. 14 against No. 12 Arizona ... Was 1-for-1 with an RBI against Prairie View A&M (Feb. 21).

High School: Led West Community High School to 2008 Class 4A Sweet 16 and the DuPage Valley Conference Championship ... Three-time All-DVC softball catcher (2006-08) ... Three-time DuPage Valley All-Academic Athlete ... Four-year varsity starter and all-area for three seasons.

Personal: Born June 15, 1990 ... Daughter of Chuck and Donna Detrick ... Has two older siblings, Gus and Tilia ... Brother wrestled at Harper College ... Majoring in Health Administration.

Getting To Know Linnea:

Favorite Food: Peanut butter and jelly

Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite Music Artist: Little Big Town

Favorite Movie: Pay It Forward

Favorite Athlete: Ryan Theriot

Career Goals: To be a high school special education teacher and softball coach

How did you start playing softball? "Started playing tee-ball, played baseball at ages 6 and 7 and switched to softball at age 9."