SIU returns key pieces, will try to replace five starters
Will lead squad for 2015 season
SIU searching for first tournament title since 1991
SIU secures first-round bye in MVC tournament
SIU to host Senior Day on Saturday at conclusion of second game
SIU vs. Indiana State, May 7, 2015 in MVC Tournament
Photos from SIU's game vs. Evansville at Charlotte West Stadium on April 22, 2015.
SIU vs. Bradley; March 15-16, 2015
SIU at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge; Feb. 26-28, 2015; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
SIU at CSU Tournament; Feb. 6-7, 2015
At Southern IllinoisCAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2015 / Senior
Second-team All-MVC selection ... Hit .277 with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs vs. MVC competition ... Reached in 16-straight games after returning from injury late in the season ... Hit the game-winning RBI single in the top of the eighth at Indiana State to cap a seven-run comeback ... Hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the eighth in a 10-10 tie vs. Northern Colorado....Earned the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award.
2014 / Junior
Fifth on the team with 20 RBIs ... Walkoff RBI single vs. Loyola after 16-pitch at-bat ... Fourth-best on-base percentage on the team ... Fifth on the team with three home runs ... Sixth on the team with six doubles ... Seventh in the MVC in walks per game ... Fifth on the team with six multi-RBI games ... Hit .292 in non-conference play ... Had a 12-game reached base streak at one point ... Had 13 two-out RBIs.
2013 / Sophomore
Saw action in 50 games, making 44 starts...started 17 games in the outfield and 27 as the designated player...ranked fourth on the team in hits (37) and RBI (27)...hit .278 for the season...was the only player on the team to hit two grand slams...had 13 extra-base hits with seven doubles, four home runs and two triples.
2012 / Freshman
Saw action in 53 games for the Salukis, making 51 starts...split time between designated player and right field...had the third-best batting average on the team at .319...recorded a slugging percentage of .458...finished with 46 hits and 32 RBI...drew 20 walks and had an on-base percentage of .414...had 14 extra-base hits with 11 doubles and three home runs...had her most productive game of the season offensively against Mercer (Feb. 12) with two doubles and four RBI.
At St. Joseph's Academy
A four year All-Conference and All-District honoree...as a senior, led St. Joseph's Academy, a private high school in St. Louis, Mo., to a fourth place finish at the MSHSAA Class 4 state tournament while leading them to their first sectional title in school history...named All-Region honoree in 2010...as a junior helped her team to its first ever District V title in school history...led the Angels in home runs and was in the top two in batting average, RBI, slugging percentage and hits during her four year career.
Full name is Meredith Inez Wilson ... Majoring in finance and minoring in accounting ... Daughter of Kevin and Janice Wilson ... Has one sister, Hannah, who played volleyball at the University of Evansville.