2013 (Junior): Pinch ran in both games vs. Missouri at Super Regionals ... pinch ran and scored a run in game one of NCAA Regionals vs. Portland State ...saw action off the bench in all three games vs. Cal ... scored a run in game two at Utah ... scored a run in game three vs. Stanford ... scored a run in game one at ASU ... scored a run in game one and game three vs. OSU ... pinch ran twice at UCLA and was DP in game three ... scored once in game two and game three vs. Oregon ... had a hit and scored a run in game one at Arizona ... scored once as a pinch runner vs. Michigan ... had one hit and scored once vs. Texas ... had one hits, two RBI and scored once vs. Penn State ... started in CF vs. Brown and Bradley ... scored one run as a pinch runner vs. Virginia ... pinch ran vs. No. 23/23 Florida State ... scored a run and had a hit vs. Illinois ... got the start in center vs. No. 13/16 Georgia and had one hit, one RBI, two runs and one walk ... scored a run as a pinch runner vs. Notre Dame ... came in off the bench and played center field vs. Kentucky ... entered as a pinch runner vs. Oklahoma ... got the start in left vs. UC Riverside and had one hit, a double, and one run ... appeared as a pinch runner in the season-opener vs. St. Mary's and scored one run and had one hit ... entered as a pinch runner/hitter in five of the six games on opening weekend ... earned her first start of the season in the championship game in Hawai'i of the Oceanic Time Warner Classic Tournament in right field and had one hit and one stolen base.
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).
High School/Club 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.
Personal 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"!