2013 (Junior): Made appearances in 53 of the Huskies’ 62 games, including 7 post-season appearances…Made 14 starts – 11 in centerfield, 1 in left field, 1 in right field, and 1 at DP…Made 6 appearances, including 1 start, at the Paradise Softball Classic in Honolulu…Made her season debut against Saint Mary’s on February 7, went 1-for-1 with 1 run scored as a pinch runner and defensive replacement…Made her first start of the season in right field against Hawaii on February 9, went 1-for-3 with 1 stolen base…Made 4 appearances, including 2 starts, in the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego…Went 1-for-2, with 1 run scored, 1 double, and 1 sacrifice hit in game 5 vs. UC Riverside…Made 4 appearances, including 1 start, at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. …Went 1-for-3, with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, and 1 walk in a start in centerfield in game 4 vs. Georgia…Made 4 appearances, including 2 starts, at Colorado State Tournament in Fort Collins, Colo. …Made 4 appearances, including 2 starts, in the Husky Softball Classic…Went 1-for-1 with 1 run scored as a pinch hitter in game one…Went 2-for-3, with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 2 RBI in game three vs. New Mexico…Made 4 appearances, including 3 starts, at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif. …Went 1-for-2, with 1 run scored in a start in centerfield in game three vs. Texas…Went 1-for-3, with 1 run scored, and 2 RBI in a start in centerfield in game four vs. Penn State…Made two starts at Arizona…Went 1-for-3, with 1 run scored in game one…Made 3 appearances, including 1 start, vs. Oregon…Made 3 appearances, including 1 start, at UCLA…Made 2 appearances vs. Oregon State…Made 2 appearances at ASU…Made 2 appearances vs. Stanford…Made 2 appearances at Utah…Made 3 appearances at Cal…Appeared as a pinch runner and scored a run in game one of the NCAA Regionals vs. Portland State…Appeared as a pinch runner in game two of the NCAA Regionals vs. Hawaii…Appeared as a pinch runner in both games of the NCAA Super Regionals vs. Missouri…Appeared as a pinch runner in game one of the Women’s College World Series vs. Nebraska…Appeared as a pinch runner and scored a run in game three of the WCWS vs. Michigan…Appeared as a pinch runner in game four of the WCWS vs. Oklahoma.
2012 (Sophomore): Missed time with an injury and often appeared as a pinch runner or hitter ... played in 41 games and started 11 ... she was successful in eight of nine stolen base attempts, tied for third most on the team ... against CSU Bakersfield (3/19) she scored three runs, drove home a run, hit a triple and stole a base.
2011 (Freshman): Appeared 33 times with 19 starts ... batted .321 collecting 17 hits in 53 at bats with 21 runs, two doubles and three RBIs ... walked six times ... owned a .390 on-base percentage ... successfully stole four of five attempted stolen bases and had two sacrifice hits ... had five multi-hit games (last vs. Oregon, 4/3) and scored three runs in a single game twice (last vs. Fullerton, 2/25) ... scored the final run of the game in the wins vs. UC Riverside (2/13) and Northwestern (2/20) ... co-led the team with two hits versus Seattle University in the Husky Softball Classic (3/13) ... entered as a pinch runner and scored versus Fresno State (3/17), No. 9/8 Oklahoma (3/19), and Portland State (5/19) ... scored the first run for an early lead in a 3-2 victory over No. 14/15 Oregon (4/2) ... pinch ran and scored the last run on an RBI single with one out in the sixth vs. Oregon State (5/12).
A three-sport athlete at Steilacoom High School, excelling in cross country and basketball in addition to softball ... named First-Team All-State, twice and First-Team All-Nisqually League in each of her first three seasons, including being voted the league's Most Valuable Player her sophomore year ... led her team to three league titles and back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the state tournament ... her freshman year, she led the league with a .597 average and 49 stolen bases while also pitching a no-hitter and posting a 0.23 ERA in the circle ... also led the league her sophomore year in average, on base percentage and stolen bases to earn MVP honors and Tacoma News Tribune All-Area honors ... a top-10 finisher at the state cross country meet, finishing fourth her freshman year and sixth as a sophomore ... earned Second-Team All-Nisqually league honors in basketball as a junior ... earned the league's Scholar-Athlete Award twice and had a 3.5 grade-point average ... played for the Northwest Blaze.
Parents are Sandra Creger and Mark Zier ... has two older sisters, Jennifer Wilson and Kiki Creger-Zier ... sister Kiki also played collegiate softball ... would like to be a firefighter after college.
Coach Tarr on Creger-Zier
"Marki brings Ashley Charters-like speed to our line-up. She's a three-sport high school athlete who fits in well with our system. Initially, we see Marki competing for a spot in our middle-infield. Athletically, she could have an easy transition to our outfield with a natural ability to cover a lot of ground."
Creger-Zier on Why Washington
"I chose UW because the Huskies have always been my team. From the time that I started competing, whether it was in softball, track, basketball or soccer, I could only see myself wearing purple & gold. Washington is also my home, where my whole family is as well as all of my friends. They have all supported me in my dreams my whole life and to be able to live out my dream where they can still be a part of it as much as they have been in the past, would add to my success. To be a graduate of a school as prestigious as UW would give me the foundation that I will need to begin the next phase of my life. I will always be a Dawg."
Creger-Zier on the best part of her recruiting trip
"My weekend at UW was so very surreal and overwhelming. It's hard to pick just one moment, but I think my favorite thought of the weekend was the fact that I was privileged enough to be there. The positive energy that flowed from the coaching staff and the players made me feel like I was welcome and that I belong. I am so looking forward to becoming a part of that family. When I was standing on the sidelines of the Husky football game, wearing my grandmother's 1973 Huskies jacket, I could feel her presence around me and I can still hear her yelling "Come on! Play some defense"!