Thundering Herd picked to finish fifth in preseason
Reigning three-time NPF MVP Kelly Kretschman to be the keynote speaker
Annual booster club with the Herd with many great features
Two former and one current Marshall softball player to participate
Marshall one of 14 programs selected in Division I
Member of Team Puerto Rico
2017 NCAA Golden Shoe Award Winner: Nation’s Leader in Stolen Bases
2017 NFCA Mideast All-Region First Team
2017 All-Conference USA Second Team
2017 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
2017 Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team
2017 Top 10 NCAA Stolen Bases Per Game (1st – 1.09)
2017 Top 10 NCAA Stolen Bases (1st – 59)
Conference USA Single-Season Record Holder Stolen Bases (59)
GP/GS: 54/54 … Terror on the bases, broke the Marshall and Conference USA single-season record for stolen bases with 59, tied for 13th most in NCAA history … Led the nation in steals per game with 1.09 … Was among the nation’s leaders for most of the season … Teamed with Morgan Zerkle (39 steals) to form the most dangerous base-stealing duo with 98 combined thefts, most in the country… Continued stellar defensive play starting every game at second base except for three games at Southern Miss where she started at short … Set career-highs in average (.397), runs scored (49), hits (73), doubles (6), total bases (85), slugging percentage (.462), walks (10), on base percentage (.432) and stolen bases (59) … Recorded a hit in 42-of-54 games with two hits or more in 24 games … Scored a run in 36 games with two or more in ten games … Stole a base in 36 games with two or more in 17 games … Stole three bases against LIU-Brooklyn (Feb. 18), UTSA (March 12), Wright State (April 5), Virginia Tech (April 21) and ripped off four against UAB (May 5) … Stole two bases against Delaware State (March 5) in Herd’s record-setting 16 steal game that set program and conference single-game mark … Had 18-game run scored streak (Feb. 26 – April 1) with 26 runs scored … Began season with a 2-for-4 performance, two steals and one run versus Lipscomb, stealing home to win the game in the eighth inning … Had season and career-best 15 game hitting streak (Feb. 26 – March 25) and went 28-of-53 (.528) at the plate … Reached base safely in the first 30 games of the season … Became sixth player in Herd history with 100 career stolen bases at home against Wright State with first of three steals (April 5) … Reached 100 career steals in 139th game, second fastest in program history to reach century mark … Broke team single-season steals record at home against UAB with four thefts … Ripped off two steals against DePaul (May 20) at Regionals to break the 17-year old Conference USA single-season record, took third and then stole home to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth … Scored 100th career run at Charlotte (March 19) … Recorded 150th career hit at home against UTSA (March 12) … Fifth player in team history to record 70 or more hits in a season, 73 tied for sixth best … Ended season with .354 career batting average, fifth all-time … 124 career runs is tied for seventh all-time … Third all-time in career triples with eight … Fourth all-time with 122 career stolen bases … Top five all-time in double plays turned.
Summer of 2016: Played at the Torneo Della Repubblica in Italy and Team Puerto Rico won the tournament championship with a 2-1 victory over Italy ... Scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth ... Team finished in fifth place at the World Cup of Softball XI in Oklahoma City ... Recorded six hits, scored four runs and added three stolen bases ... Scored the go-ahead run in the sixth against Venezuela ... Puerto Rico won its bracket with a victory over Australia at the Women's Softball World Championships in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada ... Hit .355 over nine games with 11 hits, eight runs scored and five stolen bases.
2016 BAMA Bash All-Tournament Team
GP/GS: 56/56 ... Started every game at shortstop ... Used athletic ability to make great plays sll over the infield ... Hit over .300 for the second consecutive season ... Established career highs in runs scored (41) and stolen base (39) ... Seventh player in Herd history to score 40 or more runs in a season ... Tied program record with four runs scored in a single game in the regular season finale at WKU May 8 ... 11 Multi-SB games including seven games with three or more ... Season and career high four stolen bases twice vs. Toledo (March 15) and at WKU (May 8) ... Finished season ranked 18th in the nation in steals per game (.70) and 11th in total steals (39) ... Stole 21 bases over a 16-game stretch (March 5-29) at a rate of 1.31 per game ... 13th all-time in team history with 63 career stolen bases ... Led the Herd with 19 runs and 16 stolen bases in conference play ... Went 3-for-5 with three steals, two runs, five putouts and four assists in the Herd’s 4-3 ninth inning victory over UAB April 2 ... At UAB recorded third hit of the game in the top of the ninth then stole second and third and scored on a base hit to take the lead ... 18 Multi-hit games including season high three hits four times ... Combined 6-for-9 with five runs, four RBI and three stolen bases in series sweep over MTSU (April 23-24).
2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
2015 NFCA Mideast All-Region Second Team
2015 Conference USA First Team All-Conference
2015 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
2015 CUSA Player of the Week April 6th
GP/GS: 50/50 ... One of the most successful freshman seasons in Marshall Softball History ... Appeared primarily at second base ... finished with a .354 average the 5th highest by a freshman in MU history ... Had 57 hits (5th highest by a freshman in MU History), 28 RBI (4th highest by a freshman) and 34 runs (tied for 6th highest by a freshman) in 161 at bats ... Led team and was third in C-USA with a .458 average in conference games ... Hit four doubles and recorded three triples that are the most by a freshman and the 5th highest single season total in Herd History ... Stole 24 bases and walked five times ... Had three perfect games (at least 2-2) at the plate including season best 4-4 with a run and a triple against Charlotte March 22 ... Had a .373 on-base percentage and .416 slugging percentage ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base in her first career game against Army Feb. 6 ... Hit first double against Western Kentucky March 14 ... Hit first triple against ECU Feb. 12 ... Had 15 multi-hit games ... Stole season high three bases at Middle Tennessee State April 10 ... Recorded five RBI in Marshall’s 16-8 win over North Texas April 4 ... Had three hitting streaks of six games or more ... Began year with six game hitting streak ... Seven game hitting streak March 14-28 ended in game two of doubleheader at Furman ... Started eight game hitting streak the next day March 29 at Furman through April 12.
High School: D’Orazio played Varsity softball 4 years ... was 1st Team All-State Jr. Year ... Lake County Athlete of the Year Jr. Year ... played 3 years on the Puerto Rican Women’s National Team.
Personal: Born January 11th, 1997 to parents Peter and Ann D’Orazio ... Has three siblings ... Veronica Cardona, Jimmy D’Orazio, Peter D’Orazio ... Major is health science.