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Rachel Gillespie
Rachel Gillespie

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Forest Hills Northern

Position:
INF

Bats/Throws:
R/R



2005: Redshirted the season after suffering a knee injury.

High School: A two-time All-State honoree ... earned all-state and all-region accolades both junior and senior years ... a four-time all-conference, all-district and all-area honoree ... led team in RBI, walks, hits, doubles and triples as a senior ... posted team-high triples, stolen bases and RBI as a junior ... led the western half of Michigan in doubles (24) and earned team MVP honors as a sophomore ... led team in doubles, triples, home runs, stolen bases and batting average that season ... named as the No. 2 player in the Detroit Free Press's list of Top 50 players as a sophomore ... led western Michigan in home runs as a freshman ... played catcher for three consecutive ASA state championship teams (1999-2002) ... played for the Michigan Sparks travel ball team that finished in the top 10 at the ASA National Championships (2002) ... played on the Michigan District 9 Central Region champion team that won the 2002 Big League Softball World Series ... represented the USA in Australia for Coast to Coast softball and posted the team's second highest batting average ... a two-year honor roll student.

Personal: Given name is Rachel Marie Gillespie ... born 10/2/85 ... parents are Richard and Jeanne Gillespie ... has one brother, Alex ... plans on majoring in health and movement science ... nickname is Reggie.