21   Andrea Colosimo
Andrea Colosimo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Sandburg

Position:
IF/OF

Birthdate:
08/31/1989


2011: Participated in 51 of 53 games ... Started 47 games, including 24 at second base, 13 in the outfield, and nine at first base ... Garnered second team All-MAC honors ... Second on the team in runs scored (38), third in hits (42) and walks (20), fourth in RBI (23) and total bases (61) ... Posted nine multi-hit games ... Homered in both games of a doubleheader at Buffalo (4/8/11), finishing the year with three home runs ... Drove in three runs on three hits versus Toledo (4/23/11) ... Her 97 runs scored during her career ranks fourth all-time in NIU history.

2010: Started 55 of 57 games, 19 at first base and 39 at second base ... Led the team in total plate appearances (211) and at bats (169) ... Finished with a career high 47 hits, 28 RBIs, and five home runs ... Posted a .278 batting average ... Tallied 12 multi-hit games, including a perfect 4-for-4 performance with an RBI and two runs scored against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (3/27/10) ... Went 2-for-3 with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs scored at Ball State (4/30/10) ... Also had three RBI games against Texas-Arlington (2/13/10) and Saint Louis (2/27/10).

2009: Led the team in games played, participating in all 57 games, starting 54 ... Divided time between the outfield, infield and pitching circle, making 28 starts in the outfield, nine at third, five at first, seven at pitcher, four as the designated hitter and one at shortstop ... Led the Huskies in batting average (.291), RBI (24), doubles (4), total bases (57), hit by pitch (9) and games played (57) ... Hit her first career home run against then-No. 18 Houston (2/21/09) when she hit a grand slam to lead the Huskies to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory ... Produced 10 multi-hit games, including a season high three hits twice ... Hit a team-leading .346 with runners on base ... Named to the 2009 Mid-American Conference All-Tournament Team, going 5-for-10 at the plate with a double, three runs batted in and a run scored ... Best performance of the 2009 MAC Softball Tournament came in NIU's 9-4 victory over Bowling Green (5/7/09) when she went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored ... Went 1-4 as a pitcher in 15 appearances on the season ... Picked up her first collegiate victory by defeating Central Michigan (4/24/09), 3-0, allowing six hits in four innings pitched.

2008:
Started 28 games for the Huskies and saw action in 33 of 43 contests ... Turned in four multi-hit games, and went 15-for-70 at the plate (.214), scoring seven runs and driving in nine ... Third on the team in on base percentage (.345) ... Earned eight walks and was hit by a pitch six times to lead the team in that category ... Had a hit in wins against Buffalo (4/11/08), Kent State (4/13/08) and Ohio (4/25/08) ... Named MAC West Player of the Week for week of April 28-May 6 after batting .583 with seven hits and drove in a run in each of the five games, finishing with eight RBI.

High School: Played three seasons on varsity for the Sandburg Eagles ... Hit .357, .368 and .348 with three trips to the state tournament, resulting in a fifth-place finish her sophomore season and a third-place finish the following year ... As a junior, was named to the all-area first team and first team all-SICA ... Matched those accolades as a senior on the sectional championship team ... Added first team all-state to her list of honors after batting .600 in the state tournament her junior season ... Holds the IHSA state tournament record for hits in a single game with her 4-for-4 performance in the 2006 quarterfinal game ... Was an Illinois State Scholar and member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Erin Butler and Wayne Colosimo ... Older sister Kaitlin is an All-American pitcher at SIU-Edwardsville ... Huskie Scholar for 2007-08 academic year. Major: Mechanical Engineering. Birthday: August 31, 1989.

COLOSIMO'S CAREER STATISTICS

Hitting

YEAR G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO AVG
2008 33/28 70 7 15 2 0 0 9 8 6 12 .214
2009 57/54 148 21 43 4 2 2 24 17 9 20 .291
2010 57/55 169 31 47 7 1 5 28 19 13 23 .278
2011 51/47 138 38 42 8 1 3 23 20 6 14 .304
CAREER 198/184 525 97 147 21 4 10 84 64 34 69 .280

Pitching

YEAR W-L ERA GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO HP
2009 1-4 6.88 7 1 0 39.2 67 41 39 26 19 4
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