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    Jade Vecvanags
    7 Jade Vecvanags

    Orange, Calif.

    High School:
    Orange Lutheran





    Illini Take One From No. 20 Nebraska in Front of Near-Sellout Crowd

    Illinois topped the Huskers 11-4, then fell 9-4


    Home Runs Lead No. 15 Minnesota Past Illinois in Series Opener

    Jess Perkins went deep for the Illini, but the Golden Gophers won, 8-3


    Needham Blanks No. 16 Tigers as Illini Split with Mizzou

    Illinois shut out the Tigers, 3-0, in game one, but a big fifth inning led UM to a 9-6 win in the nightcap


    Booker Becomes First Illini to Hit for the Cycle in DH Sweep

    Illinois defeated Creighton, 9-1, then host UT Arlington, 4-2


    Arnold Tosses One-Hitter to Lead Illini Past UMKC, 7-0

    The Orange and Blue tied the school record with five doubles in the game

    Career Game-By-Game Stats: 2014

    High School: 2012 MaxPreps All-American ... 2013 MaxPreps Preseason All-American ... Three-time first-team all-league 2011-13 ... League Most Valuable Pitcher 2012, 2013 ... First-Team All-CIF 2013 ... First-team all-county 2012, 2013 ... First-team all-state 2012 ... Orange Lutheran High School Female Athlete of the Year 2013 ... County Top 10 Freshmen 2010 ... Led the Orange Lutheran Lancers to back-to-back league championships, going undefeated in 2011, while advancing to the CIF Quarterfinals in 2011, 2012 and 2013 ... Played travel ball for the Explosion on Brett Denio ... 12U ASA National Champions in 2008 ... 14U ASA Nationals Finalist 2010 ... 16U Premier Top 10, 2010, 2011 ... 18U ASA Gold Nationals Top 10, 2011.

    Personal: Born Jade Priscilla Vecvanags ... Daughter of Joei and Peter Vecvanags ... Has a younger sister, Johnna ... National Honor Society ... Three-time High Honor Roll.

    Getting to Know Jade:

    Career Plans: Work with children.

    Fun Fact: I did gymnastics when I was younger.

    Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump

    Movie you've seen in theatre that you've regretted seeing the most: Prom Night

    What are you most proud of and why? Receiving a scholarship to play softball in college.

    If you were to win $10 million, what would you buy? Shoes, shoes, shoes, and more shoes.

    Book you've read in the past year: Looking for Alaska

    Favorite Quote: "Good things come to those who go out and work for them."

    Favorite Athlete: Mike Trout

    Favorite TV Show: Anything on the Food Network

    Favorite Musical Artist: Drake

    If I could visit any place in the world, where would you choose and why? Latvia, because that is where my grandpa is from.


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