First-year coach De Oliveira and the Boilermakers travel to Tempe, Arizona
Purdue finished with 212 all-academic picks in 2015-16
Senior pitcher garnered third team accolades
Pitcher is now eligible for All-America honors
81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree
2016: Three-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (March 7, March 21, April 25) … ranked among Top 10 players on Fastpitch News’ 2016 Preseason Top 50 NCAA Softball Pitcher’s list … named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big Ten first team … Academic All-District V …. Academic All-Big Ten … ranked among the national Top 50 in strikeouts (24th with 219) ... also ranked 62nd in ERA (2.05) and 70th in strikeouts per seven innings (7.0) … appeared in 39 games, starting 32 … posted 18-14 record with 24 complete games, five shutouts and three saves … boasted a 2.05 ERA with 219 strikeouts in 218.1 innings of work, including a no-hitter against St. Bonaventure … ranks first in the Big Ten in innings pitched, second in looking strikeouts (61), third in ERA and strikeouts, fourth in wins and eighth in opponent batting average (.229) … in conference play, ranks second in saves (3), looking strikeouts (28) and innings pitched (103.2), fourth in ERA (2.30), fourth in strikeouts (82) and 10th in wins (5) … struck out five or batters in 22 games, including 10 or more five times.
2015: NFCA All-Midwest Region first team ... Second Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-District V ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, Feb. 23 ... named to College Sports Madness All-America fourth team and All-Conference first team ... saw action in 43 games, starting 37 ... posted a 20-17 record and one save with a school record 295 strikeouts and a 2.02 ERA in 242.2 innings pitched ... threw a complete-game no-hitter against Indiana State, April 29 ... tossed five complete-game one-hitters (vs. #24 Texas A&M, vs. Indiana State, vs. Iowa and twice vs. Wisconsin) ... struck out five or more batters in 29 games, including 10 or more in 13 contests ... held opposing batters to a .196 average ... ranked 11th nationally in strikeouts (295), 27th in strikeouts per seven innings (8.5), 32nd in hits allowed per seven innings (5.02), ERA (38th with 2.02) and 44th in wins (20) ... among Big Ten players, ranks first in looking strikeouts (71), second in strikeouts and innings pitched, third in opponent batting average, fourth in ERA and wins ... in Big Ten play, ranks first in innings pitched (105), third in looking strikeouts (29) and strikeouts (115), fourth in opponent batting average (.221) and fifth in ERA (2.53).
2014: Third Team All-Midwest Region ... Second Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... ranked among the Top 50 nationally in wins (43rd with 21) and also ranked 53rd in strikeouts (196) and 54th in shutouts (6) ... boasted a 21-16 record in 39 appearances ... started 36 games and tossed 28 complete games, ranking fifth on the Purdue season list ... tossed six shutouts ... struck out 196 batters in 223 innings, while allowing just 65 walks ... owned a 2.89 ERA ... recorded five or more strikeouts in 24 games, including season best 10 in pair of games vs. Tennessee Tech ... ranked among the Top 10 in the Big Ten in innings pitched (2nd with 223), wins (4th with 21), strikeouts (4th with 196), looking strikeouts (6th with 42), ERA (10th with 2.89) and opponent batting average (10th with .245) ... in conference play, ranked second in the league in wins (10) and innings pitched (99.0), fifth in strikeouts (69) and eighth in looking strikeouts (14) ... registered three plate appearances vs. Virginia, recording a two-run single and a hit by pitch ... named to the Easton Crimson Classic all-tournament team.
2013: Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, 4/15 ... made 39 appearances in the circle, including 20 starts ... struck out a team-best 107 batters in 156 innings of work ... threw nine complete games and picked up saves against Drake and No. 21 Nebraska ... posted an 8-16 record with a 2.96 ERA ... struck out five or more batters five times, including season-best nine in an eight-inning effort at Ohio State ... was the team's starting designated player against Sam Houston State ... posted her first collegiate hit with a single up the middle against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, while also drawing a walk in the game ... ranked tied for first in saves (2) and ninth in ERA (2.96) ... in conference play, ranked second in saves (1), ninth in looking strikeouts (14) and 10th in ERA (3.50).
High School: Named ESPN first team High School All-American and Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for the state of Illinois as a senior ... posted a 27-3 record her final season with an 0.88 ERA and 254 strikeouts in 192 innings, while also batting .393 with 33 RBI, 28 runs and a .696 slugging percentage ... a three-time unanimous all-DuPage Valley Conference and first team all-area player, garnering the honors each of her final three seasons ... earned team MVP honors as a junior ... named academic all-conference her freshman, sophomore and junior years and as an Illinois State scholar in 2011 ... a three-time Academic Excellence Award Winner ... a three-time honor roll member ... member of the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society and the Spanish honor society ... played summer ball for the Carol Stream Storm and Illinois Chill Gold, which clinched an 18U ASA Gold National bid in 2010 and went to PGF nationals in 2011.
Personal Information: Full name is Lillian Aline Fecho ... born Dec. 8, 1993 ... parents are Robert and Claudia Fecho ... has one sister, Lauren ... plans on majoring in engineering.
Sweet or salty:sweet!
Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
Dogs or cats: dogs
Cooking or eating: eating
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city:big city!
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Savannah, Georgia Place I dream of visiting someday: Australia
Person I look up to most & why: My older sister, Lauren, because she is my best friend and has taught me so much throughout my life.
Best feeling in the field (defensively): Fielding the bunt & turning 2
Best Feeling in the circle (pitching): Batter swinging and missing on a changeup
Favorite thing about my position: I control the game
Three words that describe me: Loud, outgoing, competitive
One word to describe my game: Beast
Team I am most excited to play in 2016: Northwestern -- BEAT the purple team
My most memorable sports moment: Playing Indiana State in the new stadium
Celebrity crush: Chris Hemsworth
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Jennifer Lawrence
Person I would like to have dinner with: Jimmy Fallon -- it would be so entertaining!
Best non-athletic talent: Quoting movies
My stupid human trick is: Rapping
Dream job: Bed-and-breakfast owner somewhere in the Caribbean
Song I have to listen to before a game: The Beast by Tech N9ne
Favorite thing about playing at Boilermaker Softball Stadium: The atmosphere is so great. To look up into the stands and see all of the people there to cheer us on is amazing!
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Ohio State
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My parents have been the biggest supporters and I cannot thank them enough for giving me all of these opportunities
Favorite sweet treat: Cookies
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides softball: Hockey
Favorite sports team: Blackhawks
Favorite Athlete: Jonathan Toews
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite Movie: Miracle
Favorite Book: Divergent
Favorite Musical Artist: Aerosmith
Favorite type of pizza: Cheese
Favorite Actor & Actress: Chris Evans & Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite place on campus: Bridge between Krannert & Rawls -- great view of campus from above
Favorite city: Chicago!!
Favorite outdoor activity: Outdoor Shopping Mall
Favorite animal/furry friend: My dog, Chance
Favorite class at Purdue: EAPS 106
Favorite Purdue professor: Andrew Freed