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#6 Jennie McNeill
Position: Infield
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame

At Washington

Career Firsts:
Hit: February 8, 2013 vs. Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1B
Double: March 23, 2013 at Arizona
Stolen base: February 9, 2013 vs. UAB in Honolulu, Hawaii

Career Highs:
Hitting Streak: 3 (3x), April 10 – 12, 2014 (.250, 3x12, 1 2B, 3 RBI)
At-Bats: 5, February 23, 2013 vs. Georgia in Palm Springs, Calif.
Runs Scored: 3, February 22, 2013 vs. Illinois in Palm Springs, Calif.
Hits: 3 (2x), February 20, 2014 vs. Maryland at Palm Springs, Calif.
Doubles: 1 (4x), last: April 12, 2014 at Stanford
RBI: 3, February 23, 2013 vs. Georgia in Palm Springs, Calif.
Stolen Bases: 1 (3x), last: May 3, 2013 at Utah
Walks: 2 (4x), last: February 15, 2014 vs. Southern Illinois at Tempe, Ariz.
Strikeouts: 3 (2x), April 18, 2014 vs. Arizona State
Hit By Pitch: 1, March 24, 2014 vs. UCLA

2014 (Sophomore): Played in 43 games, starting 32, during her sophomore season with the Huskies ... 18 starts came at third base with others at shortstop, second base and in the outfield ... started 14 of the Huskies' 22 conference games ... opened the year with a 2-for-4 day vs. Baylor on Feb. 7, when she drove in a pair and doubled ... 2-for-3 with an RBI the following day vs. Arkansas ... also went 2-for-3 vs. UC Davis on Feb. 9 ... career-best three hits in three at bats Feb. 20 vs. Maryland in Palm Springs, Calif. ... started two games vs. UCLA, going 3-for-5 over the series ... hit safely in all three games at Stanford, going 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the finale.

2013 (Freshman): Started in 58 of the Huskies 62 games … started in all six game on opening weekend at shortstop ... had an RBI in the season-opener vs. St. Mary's ... stole her first career base in game two vs. UAB ... had two hits and two runs that game … started all six games at the Campbell/Cartier Classic at shortstop ... had two hits vs. No. 24/22 Kentucky ... had one hit, one walk, one RBI and one run vs. UC Riverside ... had a stolen base, three runs, one hit and two walks vs. Illinois ...  two runs, two hits and three RBI vs. No. 13/16 Georgia ... scored twice, had two RBI and walked twice vs. Ohio ... had a hit and a run vs. New Mexico ... had a hit and a walk vs. Yale ... had a sac hit vs. Seattle ... had one hit against Michigan ... had a double, scored once and walked twice in game one at Arizona... drew a walk in game two vs. Oregon ... had a hit in game three ... scored once in game one at OSU ... walked once in game two ... made a great defensive play in game three live on the Pac-12 Networks which led to a double play ...  one hit in game two at ASU ... made the start at SS in game two at ASU and went 1x2 at the plate …started all 3 games vs. Stanford … 1-for-2 with 1 double, 2 RBI, and 1 walk in game one … 1-for-4 in game two … started all three vs. Utah … 1-for-3 with a stolen base in game one … started at short in all three vs. Cal, going 1-for-3 in game one … 1-for-4, her single coming in the bottom of the seventh as the Huskies rallied to tie the game in the seven and win it, 9-8, in 9 innings … started at SS in all 3 games of the NCAA Regionals … scored the winning run in the fifth inning of game one vs. Portland State after drawing a walk, finished 0-for-2 with 1 run scored and 1 walk … 2-for-3 with 1 RBI in game two vs. Hawaii … 3-for-3 with 1 RBI in game three vs. Hawaii … started at SS in both game of the NCAA Super Regionals vs. Missouri and in all four games of the Women’s College World Series.

High School/Club

From Simi Valley, Calif., McNeill joined the Huskies out of Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks and played for the So Cal Pumas 18 Gold ... in 2009 she was the Notre Dame Female Athlete of the Year and helped her basketball team to the CIF Division III Championship ... in 2010 she was the basketball Defensive Player of the Year and made the CIF Academic Team for softball and basketball ... in 2011, she was MVP of her HS softball team, the Mission League MVP, First-Team All-League, All-CIF Division III and a Los Angeles Daily News All-Valley selection ... she also earned academic honors for the second-straight year ... in 2012 she was the team MVP, league MVP, first-team all-league and earned all-state honors ... in HS her final two years, hit .539 (2001) and .492 (2012), had 80 total hits, 22 RBI and 45 stolen bases out of 47 attempts.

Personal


Born March 22, 1994 ... parents are Robin and Lenny ... has one sibling, Chris who plays football at Wyoming ... has former HS/club teammates that play at ASU, OSU and Wisconsin ... lists hobbies as reading and watching movies ... lists her favorite athlete as Kobe Bryant because, "he is always the go-to person in a clutch situation." ... most admires her parents because, "they provided a great example on how to live life as a compassionate person."

McNeill on why Washington: 
"I chose the University of Washington because I wanted to be challenged both physically and academically, and UW provided that atmosphere for me."

Coach Tarr on McNeill
: "Jennie is fast, can play middle infield and bats left-handed," Tarr said. "We expect her to fit in right away and add speed to our line up with the graduation of Kimi Pohlman. She is versatile and will also compete for time in our outfield. Jennie has always wanted to be a Husky since she came on a visit to UW when her brother, who plays football at Wyoming, was recruited to play football here several years ago. She is a great student who will be able to thrive in the classroom here."

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