Kelsey Gonzalez
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    Kelsey  Gonzalez

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, Ill.

    High School:
    Naperville Central

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    INF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    05/18/2015

    Five Salukis earn MVC Scholar-Athlete team recognition

    18th-straight year at least two Salukis have made MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team

    01/29/2015

    Saluki Softball season preview

    SIU returns key pieces, will try to replace five starters

    12/23/2014

    Saluki Softball posts 3.616 team GPA in Fall 2014

    Six of 17 earn perfect 4.0

    10/02/2014

    Salukis named NFCA All-Academic team, 10 players earn individual honors

    Ten players earn All-America Scholar Athlete honors from NFCA

    08/24/2014

    Gonzalez, Harker and Wilson named team captains for 2014-15

    Will lead squad for 2015 season

    05/07/2015

    SIU vs. Indiana State

    SIU vs. Indiana State, May 7, 2015 in MVC Tournament

    04/22/2015

    Softball vs. Evansville, 4.22.15

    Photos from SIU's game vs. Evansville at Charlotte West Stadium on April 22, 2015.

    03/16/2015

    SIU vs. Bradley

    SIU vs. Bradley; March 15-16, 2015

    03/03/2015

    SIU at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

    SIU at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge; Feb. 26-28, 2015; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    02/07/2015

    SIU at CSU Tournament

    SIU at CSU Tournament; Feb. 6-7, 2015


    At Southern Illinois

    2015 / Junior
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in all 48 games and started 47 ... Started at both shortstop and second base ... Honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athlete ... Fourth on the team with a .286 batting average ... Reached in the final 18 games of the season, the longest stretch on the team in 2015 ... Hit in 12 of the final 13 games of the season, including seven-straight to close the year ... Posted eight multi-hit games, including a team-best four three-hit games (vs. NEV, vs. BU x2, at SEMO) ... Hit .302 and reached at a .404 clip after moving to the leadoff spot in the batting order vs. Lipscomb ... Ninth in the MVC in walks drawn per game ... Reached in 27 of 33 games when batting leadoff ... Went 6-for-7 stealing bases ... Team captain....Earned the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

    2014 / Sophomore
    Game-By-Game Stats
    First-team MVC Scholar-Athlete team selection
    MVC Player of the Week (4/28)

    Played in 51 games and started 47 ... MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection ... Led the MVC and ranked sixth nationally in sacrifice flies ... Led the MVC in average vs. LHP at .500 ... Ranked fifth in the MVC in runners advanced and 10th in runs per game ... Ranked seventh in the MVC in assists ... Ranked third on the team and 14th in the MVC with a .328 average ... Ranked among the top three on the team in hits, batting average, slugging percentage ... Second on the team with 12 multi-hit games ... Third on the team with eight multi-RBI games ... Went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and four runs scored in a game two win at Wichita State (4/26) ... Earned MVC Player of the Week honors (4/28) after slugging .933 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBIs in the week of SIU's series win over Wichita State ... Went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored vs. UT-Martin (4/24) ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from the last game vs. Illinois State (4/6) through the first game vs. Loyola (4/18).

    2013 / Freshman
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Started all 52 games for the Salukis at shortstop...hit .210 with 29 hits, 23 runs scored and 20 RBI...also drew 23 walks...recorded 106 putouts and 96 assists in the field...went 3-for-4 from the plate March 29 against Illinois State.

    At Naperville Central High School
    
 Played varsity all four seasons...earned Second-Team All-State honors senior season...named All-Conference all four seasons and team MVC three times...was a part of two regional championship teams and a Redhawks squad that finished fourth at the state finals in 2009...also named Academic All-Conference all four seasons.

    Personal
    Full name is Kelsey Rae Gonzalez...daughter of Mark and Joni Gonzalez...majoring in sport administration...has two sisters...high school teammate of fellow Saluki Alyssa Wunderlich...born Feb. 12, 1994.

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