First meeting between the two programs since 2004
D’Orazio sets Marshall and Conference USA career mark for stolen bases
Three-game series begins Saturday at 1 p.m.
First pitch with the former Mid-American Conference foe set for 3 p.m. from Dot Hicks Field
Single game Saturday, April 8 at 5 p.m., and doubleheader on Sunday, April 9 at 10 a.m.
2013 (Senior): Started and appeared in 56 regular-season contests, as well as starting in all six postseason games at third base...Finished the season with a .304 average and a team-high .534 slugging percentage... Led the team in doubles with 14, RBI with 29, walks with 29 and on-base percentage with .447... She tied for second with six home runs... Valle had five perfect games, starting with a 1-for-1 game against Miami (Ohio) Feb. 16 in the Georgia Tech Classic, she went 3-for-3 with three RBI, a double and home run against Memphis March 30 and 3-for-3 with a double against UAB April 27, she went 2-for-2 against UTEP May 5 and 2-for-2 against Houston in the title game of the Conference USA Championship... Was one of two players to hit a home run in postseason action with a solo-shot against ECU in the C-USA tournament... Valle was No.3 in conference rankings for doubles and No. 4 in walks... She tied for the No. 5 slot in Marshall career records with 71 career walks and No. 3 with 29 career home runs, she took No. 4 in all-time RBI with 138 and No. 1 in career assists with 376... Earned a spot on the C-USA Second Team.
2012 (Junior): Started and appeared in all 57 games, all at third base...was the team's top power source with a team high 44 RBI on 10 home runs...had 10 doubles along with a triple on the season... had 49 hits, third best on the team and walked 13 times...put together a.520 slugging percentage, second best on the squad...her RBI and home run totals each tied for the eighth highest total in a single-season for Herd players...had the fourth best assist total in conference with 108...began the season on fire with seven hits, seven RBI and two home runs in the first five games during the Kickin' Chicken Classic...went 3-for-3 against Belmont on the road March 20...collected a hit in all three games at Southern Miss (4/6-7) which included the game winning home run against the Golden Eagles in the 12th inning...also had her lone triple of the year in the sixth inning of game two versus Southern Miss that drove in three runs and gave the Herd the lead and eventual win...hit a three run home run against Tulsa at home (Apr. 14) to help MU pick up a game one win...from April 15 vs. Tulsa to April 28 vs. East Carolina had 11 hits in seven straight games which included a 2-for-3 and four RBI effort against Wright State April 25...had two hits and two RBI against ECU during round of the conference tournament May 10...was named second team all-conference for her in-season performance.
2011 (Sophomore): Started and appeared in all 53 games, primarily at third base but also spent time at designated hitter...collected a team high 11 doubles...tied for second on the team in RBI's (25)...third on the team in on-base percentage (.335)...second in hits with 39 for the Herd...had three games with multiple RBI's including six against Kent State March 6...collected six games with multiple hits, including two three hit tilts...posted career highs in fielding percentage (.890) and stolen bases (3)...was named to the C-USA Preseason All-Conference squad.
2010 (Freshman): Started in 53 games at third base as a true freshman, appearing in 55...led the team in batting average (.338, 8th C-USA), RBI (40, 7th C-USA) and slugging percentage (.601, 6th C-USA)...ranked second on the club in hits (50), triples (1), home runs (10, 8th C-USA), total bases (89) and on-base percentage (.405, 10th C-USA)...in conference play led the team in home runs (5, T-2nd C-USA), RBI (16, 4th C-USA), total bases (36, 6th C-USA), slugging percentage (.522, 8th C-USA) and assists (40)...had 13 multiple hit games and a team-best nine multiple RBI games...recorded a eight game hitting streak dating from Feb. 17 to March 7...had three hits and four RBI against Wright State on April 14...scored a game-high two runs against Seton Hall on Feb. 27...named Conference USA Hitter of the Week for the week of April 12-18...named Marshall University's student-athlete of the week on March 30 and April 20...named to the C-USA All-Conference Second Team and was a member of the C-USA All-Freshman team.
High School: Played three years for head coach Kevin Simpson and one year for Bruce Atherton at Temescal Canyon High School...named first team all-league during her senior campaign...named second team all-league her junior year...as a sophomore, helped lead her team to a Southwestern League championship.
Personal: Born Jazmine Nicole Valle on Feb. 7, 1991...daughter of Debra Fendley...has one sister, Janelle (23), and twin brothers: Michael (29) and Anthony (29)... sister was member of the Memphis softball team the from 2008-11...majoring in health care management.