Reigning three-time NPF MVP Kelly Kretschman to be the keynote speaker
Annual booster club with the Herd with many great features
D'Orazio wins the Golden Shoe Award
Fifth series sweep of the season for Marshall
Taylor McCord ties Herd single-game record with four runs scored in game one
2017 Conference USA Academic Medalist
2017 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 36/12 … Made 12 starts at designated player and right field … 3-of-6 hits for the year were doubles … Went 2-for-4 with one run, two RBI and a double against Furman (Feb. 10) … Against Furman, had RBI single in the fourth to get Marshall on the scoreboard, drove in another run in the top of the eighth to break 3-3 tie and then scored the eventual game-winner two batters later (Furman scored one run in the bottom of the eighth to make the final score 5-4) … Ripped a double in the fourth inning at No. 3 Florida State off Meghan King … Walked twice versus Lipscomb (Feb. 11) … Stole first career base against Delaware State (March 5), part of Herd’s record-setting 16 steal game that set the program and conference single-game mark … Hit two-run single at Middle Tennessee (April 29) … Hit a pinch-hit double in the sixth inning at home against UAB (May 6) … Was behind the plate for five games … Had season-high nine putouts versus Presbyterian (March 3).
2016 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
2016 Conference USA Academic Medalist
2016 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 30/17 ... Appeared in 30 games with 17 starts mainly as the designated player ... Locked down the DP spot with 14 starts out of the final 17 games of the season ... Registered first career hit with a two RBI double during Herd’s 6-run fifth inning vs. LIU-Brooklyn Feb 19 ... Broke out offensively at Liberty (April 13) going 2-for-4 with her first career home run, one double, two runs scored and two RBI ... Had three extra base hits before recording first single in game two of the doubleheader at Liberty ... Ripped a RBI triple vs. Louisiana Tech in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament ... Played behind the plate in seven games including two starts vs. LIU-Brooklyn (Feb. 20) and vs. UMES (March 5) ... Threw out a runner for first career caught stealing vs. UMES March 5.
High School: Attended Teays Valley High School (Ashville, Ohio) … Helped lead Teays Valley to the 2015 Division I Ohio State Championship … Hit .410 … Member of the Honor Roll all four years, National Honor Society, FOR Club (bully awareness) and Key Club (community service) … Also lettered one year in basketball … Played travel ball for the Ohio Nightmare Gold for three seasons.
Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1996 … Daughter of Billie Day-Ellis and Tommy Ellis … Chose Marshall because, “the atmosphere, community, people and passion for the school that everyone has.” … Plans to major in Psychology.