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Michelle Zoeller
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Michelle Zoeller

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mequon, Wis.

High School:
Homestead

Height:
5-8

Position:
Infield

Bats/Throws:
R/R

06/05/2014

2014 Season in Review

100th career win, career standings highlight softball season

05/08/2014

Iowa Falls to Illinois in Big Ten Softball Tournament

Massey sets a new career-high with 121 strikeouts this season

05/04/2014

Erickson Delivers Walkoff Winner on Senior Day

Brianna Luna, Kayla Massey, Michelle Zoeller win their final game at Pearl Field

05/03/2014

Buckeyes Outlast Hawkeyes in Game 2

4 Hawkeyes turned in multiple hit performances in the Saturday contest

05/01/2014

Seniors' Last Stand

3 Hawkeyes play their final games at Pearl Field this week

05/13/2014

Iowa Softball Alumni Day

Iowa Softball Alumni Day

05/04/2014

The Hawkeyes defeat Ohio State 3-2 on Senior Day to give Head Coach Marla Looper her 100th win

The Hawkeyes defeat Ohio State 3-2 on Senior Day to give Head Coach Marla Looper her 100th win

05/02/2014

The Hawkeyes fall to Ohio State in their series opener

The Hawkeyes fall to Ohio State in their series opener

04/30/2014

The Hawkeyes fall to the UNI Panthers 9-8 in Iowa City

The Hawkeyes fall to the UNI Panthers 9-8 in Iowa City

04/20/2014

Michigan State 4, Iowa 0

Michigan State at Iowa Sunday, April 20, 2014

Get to know Michelle: 2013 Softball Countdown

2014 as a Senior... Appeared in all 47 games of the season at third base with 45 starts... one of four players to appear in every game of the season (Megan Blank, Holly Hoffman and Erin Erickson)... hit her first career grand slam to fuel Iowa's 6-5 comeback win over Texas on March 16; her four RBIs in the contest matched her career-high... had eight multiple hit games (seven 2-hitters and one 3-hit contest) and three multiple RBI games (one 2-RBI game, one 3-RBI game and one 4-RBI game)... stole a second-most four bases... posted three hits, scored three runs and tallied an RBI against Missouri on April 16... went 2-for-3 with two doubles at Mississippi State on Feb. 22... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored against Valparaiso on Feb. 28... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... letterwinner.

2013 as a Junior... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... one of six Hawkeyes to play in all 54 games... started 53 games (52 at third, one at DP)... batted .284 with two home runs and 25 RBIs... posted 12 multi-hit games and five multiple-RBI contests, ranking fourth on the team in both categories... set career bests in 12 offensive categories... second on the team, and fourth in the Big Ten, with three triples... launched game-winning walk-off home run to left to defeat Wisconsin (March 29, 2013)... notched two multi-hit games in the series at No. 9 Michigan (Apr. 20-Apr. 21), finishing 4-for-9 (.444) with a double, RBI and run scored... named to the 2012-13 Dean's List... letterwinner.

2012 as a Sophomore... Second Team All-Big Ten selection... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... played in 25 games with 17 starts... started the final 14 games as the designated player and made three starts at third base... batted .346 (18-of-52) with nine runs and nine RBIs... had two extra base hits (one double, one home run)... hit .405 (15-of-37) in Big Ten play with seven RBIs and seven runs scored... had a .514 slugging percentage and a .450 on-base percentage in conference play... had five multi-hit and two multi-RBI games... hit .556 (5-of-9) with two RBIs after being inserted into the starting lineup at Michigan State (4/21-22)... went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases in game one, went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in game two and went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the finale... ended the season on a seven-game hitting streak with three two-hit games... went 1-for-3 with a two RBIs in the 10-0 win over Indiana (4/29)... hit .625 (5-of-8 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the series win at Ohio State (5/5-6)... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in game two before going 2-for-2 with a seventh inning home run to tie the game in the finale... it was her first career long ball... went 2-for-3 in the second game of the series at Minnesota (5/12)... letterwinner.

2011 as a Freshman... Appeared in 45 games with 43 starts... started 41 games at third base and two contests at the shortstop position... posted a .256 batting average (31-121) with 15 RBI and 14 runs scored... went 5-of-7 on the base paths... had eight multiple hit games and four multiple RBI contests... made her first career start vs. Albany (2/25)... went 3-for-4 with four RBI in her second career game at Florida Gulf Coast (2/25)... went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two walks vs. Eastern Michigan (2/26)... had the game-winning RBI single in the 3-2 victory at Stetson (3/15)... had a pair of hits, scored two runs and drove in a pair against South Dakota (3/20)... roped a three-run double in the victory at Ohio State (3/27)... went 2-for-3 at Purdue (4/2)... had four hits in seven at-bats in the two-game series against Michigan State (4/9-10), while filling in at the shortstop position... went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI vs. Northwestern (4/16)... had the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 4-3 victory over Iowa State (4/20)... went 2-for-3 vs. Illinois (5/4)... scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the 1-0 victory over Penn State (5/7)... closed out the year by going 2-for-2 with a double vs. Penn State (5/8)... letterwinner.

High School... North Shore Conference Player of the Year as a senior after posting a .512 batting average with 35 RBI, 36 runs and seven home runs... also was a first team all-state selection in 2010... three-time first team all-conference and two-time all-area honoree... earned honorable mention all-area as a sophomore and second team all-conference honors as a freshman... led squad to three conference championships, two state quarterfinal and one state runner-up finish... hit .431 with 24 RBI, 21 runs and four home runs as a freshman; .448 with 22 RBI, 20 runs and five home runs as a sophomore and .480 with 32 RBI, 27 runs and 10 home runs as a junior... the 10 home runs are an HHS single season school record... played for the Mequon Rage ASA team from 2005-10... also was a two-year volleyball letterwinner... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal... Born June 2, 1992... daughter of Tom and Jennifer Zoeller... has three siblings, Jacquelyn, Danielle and Eric... father played collegiate baseball at Florida State University... Great grandpa, Nick Etten, played Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees, where he led the American League in home runs in 1944... communication studies major.

CAREER HIGHS
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Missouri, 4/16/14
Hits: 3, 4X, last vs. Missouri, 4/16/14
Doubles: 2 at Mississippi State, 2/22/14
Triples: 1, 3X, last vs. Illinois, 4/23/13
Home Runs: 1, 4X, last at Texas, 3/16/14
Grand Slams: 1 at Texas, 3/16/14
RBI: 4, 2X, last at Texas, 3/16/14
Stolen Bases: 2 at Michigan State, 4/21/12

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