8   Michelle Nendza
Michelle Nendza

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palos Park, IL

High School:
Lemont Mt. Assisi

Position:
IF


Michelle Nendza Q & A

2007: Made 48 starts in 49 games played as third baseman... Had a .953 fielding percentage, tied for second on the team with 106 assists... Finished third on the team with 38 hits and second with three home runs... Added nine doubles and 28 RBIs to the Huskie effort... Slugged her way to nine multi-hit games, including a three hit, four RBI day against Towson University on March 14... On April 1 she had two hits, three RBI, four runs scored and one stolen base against Central Michigan... finished the season fifth on the team, hitting .262 with a .329 on-base percentage.

2006: Displayed great durability by starting in all 51 games at third base... Led the Huskies in four offensive categories including homeruns (7), RBI (26) and total bases (59)... Finished second among the Huskies in runs scored with 20... Also exhibited finesse at the plate by laying down a team-high seven sacrifice bunts... Proved to be a very active fielder by recording 116 assists and six double plays.

2005: Played in 29 games and started 14 for the Huskies... Posted the third-highest batting average for the 2005 season (.294)... Had a four-game hit streak that included single games against Charleston Southern, Georgia Tech and a doubleheader against Loyola... Went 4-for-7 run the Loyola series, with five RBI and two runs scored as NIU swept the Ramblers, 5-1 and 9-2... Finished the season with a bang going 4-for-5, with three RBI in a two-game stint against Ball State to help the Huskies sweep the three-game series (May 6-7).

High School: Batted .339 her senior season with 21 RBI and 15 extra base hits to earn All-Area Honorable Mention honors from the Worth Reporter and the Lemont Reporter... Named the Lemont Tournament's Most Valuable Player during the 2002-03 season where she batted .337 as a junior... Was voted team MVP her junior and senior years... Was a three-time All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference pick... Led Mt. Assisi to a 24-12 record and their first-ever regional and sectional championship in 2003-04... Also earned two letters in volleyball.

Personal: Daughter of Lee and Debbie Nendza... Brother Brian earned four letters in baseball at North Central from 1999-2002 under current NIU head coach Ed Mathey...Huskie Scholar for the 2005-06 and 2004-05 academic years. Major: Pre-Physical Therapy. Birthday: August 8, 1986.