Softball


Rachelle Coriddi
Rachelle Coriddi
5

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Forth Worth, Texas

High School:
Southwest

Height:
5-6

Position:
SS-OF

Birthdate:
02/21/1984

Bats/Throws:
L/R

2006 Highlights:
• Got off to one of the best starts of anyone in the country with a .441 batting average, 15 runs scored, and 11-11 stolen bases in her first nine games.
• Stole 15 straight bases dating back to 2005 without being thrown out until being thrown out by Florida's Kristen Butler. In last two seasons, she is 43 for 47 in stealing bases.
• On Feb. 18 vs. Utah State and Utah, reached base five straight times and scored all five times. Against Utah, she was 4-for-4 with two stolen bases and four runs scored.
• Also went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored in 12-2 victory over Loyola on March 28.
• Has at least three hits in six games this season and at least two stolen bases in five games this year.
• Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in hits (60), while ranking second in the league in stolen bases (23) and runs scored (46).
• Graduated as Illinois' all-time leader in career stolen bases with 87. With 23 stolen bases needs one more to break her own single-season record.
• Batted .562 (9-for-16) with a double, three stolen bases and five runs scored at the Capital Classic.
• Already has two four hit games against Utah and Loyola, which tie an all-time Illinois record.
• Was 5-for-11 with a five runs scored in three games against Illinois State and Minnesota.
• Won the Team's Igniter Award for fourth straight year.

2005 Highlights:
Ranked second on the team in batting (.320), which is the tenth best average in school history. • Broke the school record for triples in a season (7). • Had 16 multi-hit games • Tied for first in Big Ten in triples (7) • Broke Illinois records for triples (12) and stolen bases (64) • Ranked second in conference in stolen bases (22) • Was 3-for-5 with two RBI in 16-6 victory over South Florida • Batted .360 in final 13 games of the season. • Received the team's Igniter Award.

2004 Highlights:
• Missed Big Ten Tournament after emergency surgery to repair ruptured appendix. • Named Big Ten Player of the Week after Speedline Tournament, when she hit .500 with two four-hit games. That marked the first time in school history that a player had two four-hit games in the same weekend. • Ranks third on the team with a .324 average and tops at .342 for her career. • Has started 114 games during her career. • Along with Erin Jones, one of two triple threats for the Illini - a slapper with six extra base hits on the season. • Ranks second in Illinois career stolen bases (42). • Hit .571 (12-for-21) with a double, triple, two RBI and four runs scored at KIA Classic. • Set Illinois single-game record with three stolen bases at Indiana • Had a 12-game hitting streak to start the season.

2003 Highlights:
• Team leader in batting average (.357) and runs scored (42). The .357average is the second-best in Illinois history. • Set the Illinois all-time stolen base record (23) • Started 57 games, 56 at center field and one at second base • Played some second base in both games of doubleheader vs. Valpo • One of two legitimate triple threats in Illinois order (with Erin Jones) • Had three triples and five doubles on the season and hit several balls to the warning track. • Has batted lead-off in 39 games this season • Was 4-for-8 with two stolen bases vs. No. 6 DePaul • Went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and six RBI vs. Stanford. The six RBI is an Illinois single-game record. • Named to NCAA All-Regional Team after going 6-for-10 with three runs scored in Tournament. • Named Female Newcomer of the Year for the entire athletic department at the University of Illinois.

High School:
• Named First-Team all-district four years • Three-time First-Team all-area selection after being named second-team all-area as a freshman. • MVP of high school team and MVP for district as a senior. • Three-time selection as top offensive player of the district • Southwest won District title in 1999 and 2000 and claimed the Regional title in 1999 • Batted .621 as a senior (36 of 58) with six doubles, one triple, four home runs and 13 RBI while stealing 39 bases in 40 attempts • Combined to bat .582 (114 of 196) with 16 doubles, six triples, 13 home runs and 60 RBI while stealing 106 of 109 bases and posting a slugging percentage of .923 during her final three years of high school. • Slugging percentage as a senior was .966 • Coached by Amy Corum and Joseph Camp in high school • Played for Cowgirls (7 years) and Fear This (2 years) club teams • Club coach was Venie Kwasnick.

Personal:
• Born on Feb. 21, 1984 • Daughter of Kenneth and Sharon Coriddi • Involved in Young Life and Concerned Senior Girls • Plans to major in sports medicine with aspirations to become a chiropracter.

Getting to know Rachelle...


Nickname: Roach, Tex
Career plans: Chiropractor
Favorite food: Stuffed Shells
Favorite TV show: Laguna Beach & Nip/Tuck
Favorite musical group: David Grey and Norah Jones
If you weren't playing softball, which sport would you want to play?: soccer or I'd run track
I'd like to swtich places for a day with...: Paris Hilton
What are your superstitions?: I have a batting routine that I have to go through.
Opposing school you most look forward to competing against: Michigan
Favorie class: Anatomy
Favorite U of I athletic team other than your own: Illinois football and baseball teams
Our team will be fun to watch this year because...: We have a lot of new players who like and want to win!
What single thing will you most miss about Illinois when you leave?: I'm going to miss my teammates and the bond that we all share!
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