Softball


Paige Roytek
Paige Roytek
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Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Mattoon, Ill.

High School:
Mattoon

Last College:
Parkland CC/Millikin U

Height:
5-6

Position:
UT

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2014 - Junior: Sat out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer regulations.

2013 (at Parkland CC): Led Parkland to a 38-11 record in 2013, including a 20-4 mark in conference play ... Hit .370 with nine home runs, 33 RBI, 46 runs scored, 18 stolen bases and a .659 slugging percentage over 47 games ... NFCA NJCAA Division II All-Midwest Region ... Second Team All-MWAC ... Golden Spike Award ... Parkland Most Valuable Player ... Parkland Female Athlete of the Month (March).

2012 (at Millikin University): Played left field and shortstop at Millikin University as a freshman for Head Coach Debbie Kiick ... Hit .291 with 15 runs, 14 RBI, three home runs and 14 walks, adding six stolen bases ... Also played basketball for the Big Blue ... CCIW Player of the Week (March 27).

High School: Four-year starter for Mattoon High School, helping the Green Wave to finish second in the state in 2008 ... Three-time All-Big 12 ... All-state 2010, 2011 ... Three-time all-area ... Chicago Tribune All-State 2010 ... Three-time Decatur Herald Review All-Area ... Played travel ball for the Mattoon Pride under coach Mike Dow ... Led the Pride to an NSA National Championship in 2011 ... Scholar Athlete as well as a member of the Honor Roll.

Personal: Daughter of Jim and DiAnne Roytek ... Has an older sister, Peyton Zerrusen ... Majoring in Communications (pre-law) ... Selected to play in Italy with the USA International team in Summer, 2014.

Getting to Know Paige

Favorite Quote: "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

Career Goals: Become an attorney like my dad

Favorite Food: Chinese

Favorite Movie: Hunger Games

Top 3-5 Most-Played Songs on your iTunes: "Stay" by Florida Georgia Line, "Timber" by PitBull and Kesha, "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus.

Dream Job: Hanging out with children and the elderly all day!

Fun Fact: If I were ever on the show Hoarders, it would be because I bring home every animal possible.

If you were to win $10 million, what would you do with it? I would put all my money towards curing Alzheimer's.

Who most influenced you athletic career? Family, who always saw my talent.

Why Illinois? MY STATE MY TEAM!

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why? I have ALWAYS wanted to go to a village in Africa and spend my time helping the children and families there who are less fortunate.

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