Updated Jan. 20, 2009
2008 / Junior
Made 21 appearances with three starts and led the MVC with 18 relief appearances...posted a 3.12 earned run average in 65 innings pitched...finished with an 8-3 record...had a season career-best for strikeouts (63), and wins (8) and tied a season-high for games started (3)...recorded 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio...picked up a win in each of her first three appearances to start the year 3-0 at the Jacksonville University Tournament (2/8-2/10)...earned her first-career complete-game win and set a career-high for strikeouts (8) in a 3-1 victory against Minnesota at the JU Tournament (2/10)...did not give up a hit with six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of relief at home against Saint Louis (4/2)...tallied her first career save in 2 1/3 innings of relief at Bradley (5/4)...only allowed three runs in her final 17 innings pitched (4/22-5/4).
2007 / Sophomore
Appeared in four games, starting two of them...recorded two wins and a 0.72 ERA... pitched 9 2/3 innings with five strikeouts...allowed 12 hits and one earned run...hit .500 (1-for-2) in two games at the plate...had her first-career hit at Northern Iowa (4/21)...set a career-high with five scoreless innings pitched against Centenary (2/17)... recorded a season-high three strikeouts against Buffalo (3/10).
2006 / Freshman
Saw action in seven games as a freshman, starting in three of them...posted a 1-0 record, picking up her win on March 5 against Northern Illinois...pitched 19 2/3 total innings with 14 strikeouts for a 2.14 ERA...gave up seven runs, six of which were earned, and seven hits...made three appearances in MVC games, pitching 2 2/3 innings...gave up five hits while striking out two...did not give up a run in Valley games...had one at-bat, coming on March 18 against Northern Iowa...threw her season-high of five strikeouts against San Jose State on March 12.
Pre-SIU / Putnam Valley High School
First team All-State as a junior and senior, three-time all-league and all-section selection...three-time North County News First Team selection...won sectionals and advanced to the state semi-finals as a senior...played ASA softball for Beach Girls ...twice advanced to the ASA National Championship...also played volleyball for Putnam Valley, earning all-league honors.
Full name is Katie Shea McNamara...is a political science and French major...carries a 3.77 cumulative GPA...represented her high school at the Human Rights Institute for High School Student Leaders...has a sister, Morrigan...daughter of Melinda and John McNamara...born on May 14, 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio.