Gonzalez, Harre and Patterson earn spots on First Team; Jones, Dover and Thomas earn Honorable Mention nods
Shaye Harre and Brianna Jones earned first-team All-MVC honors
Gonz has started 187 career games
18th-straight year at least two Salukis have made MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
SIU returns key pieces, will try to replace five starters
MVC Tournament, May 13, 2016, vs. Missouri State and Wichita State
SIU vs. UNI; April 30-May 1, 2016
SIU vs. Evansville; April 19, 2016
SIU vs. Indiana State; April 16-17, 2016
SIU vs. Murray State; April 13, 2016
At Southern Illinois2016 / Senior
2015 / Junior
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
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
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.
Full name is Kelsey Rae Gonzalez...Daughter of Joni and Mark Gonzalez...Majoring in marketing...Has two sisters...High school teammate of former Saluki Alyssa Wunderlich...Born Feb. 12, 1994.