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Tricia Lilley
Tricia Lilley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Canton, OH

High School:
Hoover

Position:
INF

Bats/Throws:
R/R



For the Record: Owns the single-season hit-by-pitch record after taking 15 dings as a freshman ... tied for the single-game home run record with two against UC Riverside on Feb. 16, 2003 ... tied single-game triples record with two against Villanova Feb. 20, 2004 ... ranks among top five on six Purdue career lists: slugging percentage (1st with .560), on-base percentage (3rd with .407), batting average (3rd with .340), home runs (4th with 16), sacrifice flies (5th with 6) and triples (5th with 7).

2005: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... started all 59 of the team's games, 58 at shortstop and one at designated player ... boasted a .289 batting average while driving in 25 RBI and scoring 23 runs ... tallied 11 extra-base hits, including eight doubles and three triples ... hit six game-winning RBI and scored three game-winning runs ... posted an RBI single to tie the game with Kentucky ... went 3-for-3 at the plate against Wisconsin and posted two other perfect days at the plate ... went 3-for-4 with four RBI against Detroit and Ohio State ... registered a six-game hitting streak from April 22 to April 30 ... posted multiple hits in 11 contests, while driving in multiple RBI in seven games ... three triples ranks fifth on the Purdue single-season list, while her two triples against Detroit ties a single-game record mark ... moved into the career top five in triples, fifth with seven, and sacrifice flies, fifth with six ... recorded 112 defensive assists, a tally that ranked her fifth in the conference ... also stole five bases in six attempts.

2004: Received Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten acclaim ... started all 57 games at shortstop ... posted a team-best batting average (.350), slugging percentage (.531) and on-base percentage (.408) ... led the team in RBI (33) and runs scored (33) ... tallied 62 hits including 18 for extra bases ... launched six home runs, while boasting a team-best 12-game hitting streak ... posted four game-winnning RBI and three-game winning runs ... tied a single-game record for triples with two including an RBI three-bagger against Villanova ... ranked among the top 10 in the conference in five different categories: home runs (8th with 6), overall batting average (9th with .350), runs (9th with 33), slugging percentage (9th with .531) and total bases (9th with 94) ... in conference play, ranked fifth in home runs (3), ninth in slugging percentage (.500) and 10th in runs (9) ... moved into fourth place on the career home runs list with 16 ... named best offensive player at the team's postseason banquet.

2003: Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on March 25 after batting .519 with a .889 slugging percentage with five extra base hits and 10 RBI on the team's spring break trip and at the Boilermaker Invitational... played in and started 57 games at shortstop ... hit .328 for the season, second-best average on the team ... posted 59 hits, including 25 for extra bases ... scored 48 runs to rank second in the Big Ten and 35 RBI ... owned a .589 slugging percentage and a .407 on-base percentage ... had multiple hits in 17 games including two three-hit efforts ... posted a seven-game hit streak from March 17 to March 23 ... ended the season on a five-game streak, including a 3-for-4 performance at Indiana, which featured a pair of doubles ... collected 26 free bases, 11 via walk and a school-record 15 via hit-by-pitch ... launched 10 home runs and 13 doubles, second-most on the team in each category ... went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a grand slam against UC Riverside, en route to setting a new school record for single game RBI with six ... also scored three runs in the game ... hit her second career grand slam against Pittsburgh ... went 2-for-2 at the plate against Tennessee State and Northwestern ... reached base via hit or walk in 43 of 57 contests ... named Female Freshman of the Year by the Gimlet Leadership Honorary, a spirit group on campus.

High School: Was named first-team All-Ohio Division I at shortstop each of final three years ... earned Federal League Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Gatorade Player of the Year for Ohio and Female Athlete of the Year in 2002 ... Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... batted .485 and compiled a .989 fielding percentage as a junior, while leading North Canton to the conference championship... named team MVP and top hitter after her sophomore and junior seasons ... tallied a .425 batting average and a .978 fielding percentage as a sophomore, earning All-Federal League and All-Northeast Ohio District shortstop honors as a sophomore ... helped lead team to second-consecutive state championship as starting shortstop as a freshman ... set state record for fielding by a shortstop, boasting a perfect percentage as a freshman ... set school single-season records for hits (48), most four-hit games (3), consecutive-game hitting streak (16), hit by pitches (5) and total chances by a shortstop as a sophomore ... broke own team record with 50 hits as a junior ... played with Texas Stars in Sydney, Australia, during Christmas break 1999, competing against 16 & under and 19 & under USA, Japanese, South Wales and Canberra teams ... also played soccer three years, acting as captain as a junior and senior ... was top goal scorer as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... earned first team all-county honors her sophomore year ... earned State Board of Education Award of Merit, the President's Education Award and National Scholar/Athlete Award from the Department of the Navy ... National Merit commended scholar ... also played volleyball, swam and ran track as a freshman ... earned Purdue's Academic Success Award ... softball coach was Jeff Hite ... played summer ball for the Flash D'Gold under coach Cynthia Poe.

Personal: Given name is Tricia Ann Lilley ... born 5/1/84 ... parents are Bill and Debbie Lilley ... has one brother, Brett, who will be playing baseball at Notre Dame next year, and two sisters, Megan and Jenna ... uncle Mark Lilley is a Purdue graduate ... majoring in management.