Softball


Monica Perry
Monica Perry
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Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
McDonough, Ga.

High School:
Union Grove

Height:
5-6

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R

AT ILLINOIS

2010 - Sophomore
All-Big Ten Second Team ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (4/19) ... Led Illinois in pitching appearance (38) and starts (32) ... Earned 25 wins against only seven loses ... Pitched a team-high 184 and 2/3 innings, allowing only 158 hits and 60 earned runs for a 2.27 ERA ... Pitched 14 of the Illini's 22 complete games ... Struck out 171 batters against 63 walks ... Held opponents to a .229 average over 690 at-bats ... Went 10-1 with a 1.99 ERA against Big Ten batters ... Spread 57 hits over 74 innings pitched in Big Ten appearances ... Pitched seven complete games in 12 conference starts ... Pitched a complete game, three-hitter against UNLV on Feb. 12 ... Threw seven shutout innings against Fresno State on Feb. 20 in the Illini's 5-0 victory ... Pitched a complete game, five-hit shut out of New Mexico - striking out eight while only allowing one walk ... Pitched four innings to earn the win against Florida Atlantic, allowing one run and two walks to go with seven strikeouts ... Earned her 10th win by holding Syracuse to three runs over four innings while striking out five ... Pitched a complete game against Loyola-Chicago, giving up three runs while striking out six on March 24 ... Earned her 12th win by holding Indiana State to one run over five innings, walking one and striking out six on March 31 ... Earned first Big Ten win against Northwestern on April 3, pitching a complete game and only allowing one run on two hits, one walk and one hit-by-pitch ... Earned her first save on the season with 2 and 1/3 innings of relief work against Northwestern on April 4 ... Pitched a complete game to earn her 14th win of the season against #20 Ohio State, allowing two runs while striking out five ... Earned her 15th win of the season in relief, allowing one hit in four innings while striking out six against Illinois State on April 13 ... Was dominant in earning her 16th win on April 17, holding Penn State to one hit and three walks while striking out 12 in the complete game shutout ... Followed by holding Penn State to two unearned runs over seven innings on April 18, striking out eight more Nittany Lions ... Pitched a complete game shutout of of Wisconsin on April 24, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out eight ... Earned 20th win by allowing one unearned run over six innings against Michgian State on May 1 ... Spread four hits over seven shutout innings to earn the win against Purdue on May 12 ... Finished the regular season with her 23rd win, pitching three innings and striking out five against Minnesota on May 15 - combining with Ashley Wright to hold the Gophers hitless in the contest ... Pitched four innings against DePaul during NCAA Regional play on May 22, allowing one unearned run on three hits and one walk.

2009 - Freshman
Set the Illinois single-season record with 223 strikeouts ... Also averaged 6.30 strikeouts per seven innings, the best in Illinois history ... Made 44 appearances with 39 starts, pitching 247.2 innings ... Was 24-15 for the year, the third-most wins by an Illinois pitcher in a single season ... Pitched 26 complete games and four shutouts ... Tossed no-hitter against Wisconsin on April 4, the eighth in program history ... Also threw complete-game shutouts against Bradley on April 9 and USF on Feb. 28 ... Struck out a career-high 12 batters against Indiana on April 15 ... Had 10 strikeouts against Texas A&M on Feb. 22 and nine strikeouts in six different games ... Pitched all 11 innings in the win over Loyola Chicago on March 24 ... Threw one-hitters against Indiana on April 15 and Northern Illinois on Feb. 21 ... Named team Pitcher of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL
Collected 30 wins with a 0.41 ERA and 254 strikeouts during senior campaign at Union Grove and was named team MVP ... Pitched a perfect game against Georgia's top team in the 4-5A region, garnering a top ranking after the win ... Southern Crescent Pitcher of the Year as a senior and earned all-state second team honors ... Also played on the Georgia Elite Gold team under head coach Daniel Caldwell.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 4, 1990 ... Daughter of Rob and Kathryn Perry ... Has two older sisters, Audrey and Tana ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Father played baseball at Central Michigan University ... Enjoys riding horses, fishing and swimming.

GETTING TO KNOW MONICA
Favorite TV show: Family Guy ... Favorite music artist: Ben Gibbard ... Favorite move: Harry Potter ... Favorite pro teams: Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons ... Favorite athlete: Greg Maddux ... Dream date: An Atlanta Braves' game ... Sport I'd play other than softball: Tennis.

PERRY'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year ERA W-L App.-GS CG Sho SV IP H R ER BB SO AB
2009 3.99 24-15 44-39 26 4/0 1 247.2 241 162 141 83 223 959
2010 2.27 25-7 38-32 14 6/2 1 184.2 158 88 60 63 171 690
TOT 3.25 49-22 82-71 40 10/2 2 432.1 399 250 201 146 394 1649
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