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#15 Jackie Marchetta
  • Senior, 5-5, L/R
  • Shortstop
  • Boynton Beach, Fla. (Santaluces Community/ Florida Southern)
  • Criminology

Career Honors: Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year (2000), Second-team All-SEC (2001-02), SEC Player of the Week (4/29/02).

Career Highlights: Holds the record for the most stolen bases in a single game with three vs. Arkansas on March 30, 2002 ... Has the sixth highest career batting average in school history ... Is No. 2 on Florida's career stolen bases list with 35 in two seasons ... Set the school record for most assists in a season with 151 in 2002.

As a Junior (2002): Shortstop who started in 57 of the 60 games she played this ...Suffered a broken finger on her right hand 4/7 vs. Mississippi, but returned to full-time action on April 24 at Tennessee...highest batting average on the team with a .320...Led the team with 18 stolen bases...12 strikeouts were the fewest among Florida regulars...Went 12 games without a strikeout from 3/9-3/23... Six-game hitting streak from 3/19-3/23, during which she went 7-for-18 with two RBI...Five-game hitting streak during stretch against No.16 CS Fullerton and No.4 LSU from 3/6-3/10 during which she went 6-for-13...ended a nine-game hitting streak on May 5 at Mississippi State, going 16-for-35 with 13 runs scored and seven RBI with three doubles and two home runs and a .457 average...Drove in three runs and was 3-for-3 at the plate, including a double, in Florida's opening day win against North Carolina 2/8...Went 3-for-4 with two runs and a RBI in win over Houston Feb. 23...Scored a run in five consecutive games from March 27 - April 6...Stole three bases in win over Arkansas March 31 and finished that three-game series with five stolen bases....Scored the winning run in game 1 vs. South Carolina on April 20 as a pinch runner ... came back full time from her injury against Tennessee, hit the first two home runs of her career in the series, also had two doubles and scored every time she reached base ... named SEC Player of the Week for her performance in the Tennessee series ... Florida's single-season assists record holder ... earned second-team All-SEC honors ...named the team's best all around player by the coaches.

As a sophomore (2001): A transfer from Florida Southern College who made an immediate impact as the everyday shortstop ... second-team All-SEC selection as an infielder ... a slap hitter ... led the squad with 17 thefts, good for fifth all time in UF single-season history ... fifth in the conference with 10 stolen bases in SEC games ... was third overall with 150 assists and finished fourth with 65 helpers in SEC games ... had the game-winning hit, a two-RBI double to give UF a 2-1 victory at Arkansas March 31 ... eight-game hit streak (3/27-4/4, .363, 8-for-22, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) ... posted a career-best three hits at South Florida April 25.

At Florida Southern College (2000): Was a unanimous Sunshine State Conference Freshman Player of the Year ... switch-hitter who led her squad with a .345 average, 61 hits, 36 runs and 17 stolen bases ... also an NCAA Regional All-Tournament selection at shortstop.

High School: A graduate of Santaluces Community High School ... garnered second-team All-America, first-team all-area and first-team All-Palm Beach County Conference honors as a senior ... played on the 1999 Florida All-Star Team ... as a junior and senior, she out-hit all players in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties, and led Palm Beach County in runs ... high school team won three consecutive district and conference championship (1997-99) ... was a member the Palm Beach Phantoms club team, which finished third at the NSA Nationals in 1999 and third at the ASA Nationals in 2000 ... also ran cross country and track, and played volleyball ... member of the National Honor Society and was placed on the honor roll all through high school.

Personal: Born June 12, 1981, in Hollywood, Fla. ... Jacqueline M. Marchetta ... parents are Rick and Kaki Marchetta ... has two sisters, Elisa and Kirstie and a younger brother, A.J. ... enjoys forensic science novels and watching movies ... wants to pursue a career in the FBI's behavioral science or forensic science department ... also considered LSU and South Carolina ... chose Florida because it was the greatest opportunity she had ever received and it wasn't too far from home.


Marchetta's Career Highs

AB - 4, 13 times; last vs. South Carolina, 4/20/02
R - 3, two times; last at Tennessee, 4/25/02
H - 3, four times, last at Tennessee, 4/26/02
Streak - 9 games (3/30 - 5/4/02, .500, 16-for-32, 13 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 8 SB)
RBI - 4 at Tennessee, 4/25/02
2B - 1, 10 times; last at Tennessee, 4/25/02
3B - 1, two times; last vs. Auburn, 3/27/02
HR - 1, two times; last at Tennessee, 4/25/02
BB - 2, two times; last vs. Belmont, 2/16/01
SB - 3 vs. Arkansas, 3/30//02
PO - 6 vs. Ole Miss, 4/8/01
A - 8 vs. Auburn, 5/10/02

Marchetta's Career Stats
Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB
2001 .250 59-52 152 24 38 3 0 0 4 41 .270 8
2002 .320 60-57 169 37 54 7 2 2 16 71 .420 10
TOTAL .287 119-109 321 61 92 10 2 2 20 112 .349 18
HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2001 2 10 0 .296 0 7 17-21 89 150 18 .930  
2002 4 12 0 .370 1 10 18-24 81 151 23 .910  
TOTAL 6 22 0 .335 1 17 35-45 170 301 41 .920  
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