2012 Softball
Record: 26-14 Home: 11-3 Away: 13-9 Neutral: 2-2 MCC: 18-0
Holly Weaver Image
#6 Holly Weaver
Class: SR
Position: OF
Hometown: Butler, Ind.
Previous School: Lakewood Park Christian

"Holly is coming off an amazing sophomore season. She really has worked hard to perfect her bunt, slap, and power slap and it's exciting to see her want even more. She was a catalyst for us last year at the plate and on the bases. Holly will step into a defensive role this year and we'll be able to utilize her speed in the outfield as well."–Head Coach Anna Welsh

AS A SOPHOMORE: started and played in all 58 games for the Pilots, one of only 2 players on the team to achieve this feat. Holly led the team in both At-Bats (196) and was second in hits (73) while compiling a .372 batting average. Was second on the team in triples (2) and HBP (4). Holly led the team in stolen bases (58 in 65 attempts). Holly also had a .412 on-base-percentage. Once again Holly fielded a perfect 1.000 in the outfield. Holly was named MCC All-Conference and also made the MCC All-Tournament team….NAIA 2nd Team All-American….NFCA 2nd team All-Region..NFCA Scholar Athlete.

AS A FRESHMAN: started 55 games while playing in all 59, she was one of three players to play in every game last season, she was second on the team in batting average (.392), led the team with 189 at bats, was second on the team in runs (48), led the team with 74 hits, led the team in stolen bases (46-51), was third in on base percentage with .442. Holly fielded a perfect 1.000 with one assist and six put outs for a total of seven chances. Holly was named MCC All Conference…made the MCC All-Tournament Team, and she was player of the week for the MCC (March 23rd)…she was the recipient of the 2009 NAIA Champions of Character Award…NFCA Scholar Athlete, 2009 Bethel College Softball Rookie of the Year

PREP AND PERSONAL: four year varsity member of both softball and basketball, named all conference in both and team captain. She also played varsity volleyball for two years, member of Student Council as Vice President and Secretary, Secretary of VOICE, Student Government, academic recognition for excellent in English, Spanish, Pre-Calculus, Algebra II, Computer II, and Bible, member of National Honor Society, named to the KPC News Northeast Indiana All-Area Team as a sophomore and junior, KPC News Northeast Indiana All-Area Team Prep of the Year senior year; softball team Most Valuable Player award junior and senior years, Basketball Leadership award senior year, Panther Award junior year….daughter of Bill and Linda Weaver along with two brothers (Will and Casey) and one sister (Annie)….born December 3, 1989

WHY HOLLY CHOSE BETHEL COLLEGE: “I chose Bethel because it provides a strong Christian environment that will help me improve spiritually, academically, and athletically.”

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT? “Winning high school softball sectionals all four years.”

2012 Softball Roster
Roster for 2012 Softball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
2Kendra ZacheSRPR/R Niles, Mich.Brandywine
3Alyssa Zimmerman*SO1B/PR/R Broomfield, Colo.Pomona
4Giana ZimmermanSRP/1BR/R Broomfield, Colo.Southeast Missouri State
6Holly WeaverSROFL/R Butler, Ind.Lakewood Park Christian
7Melissa GundersonJR1B/OFR/R Mokena, Ill.Lincoln Way East
8Courtney CazarezSO2BR/R Temecula, Calif.Chaparral
9Jenny HedrickSOC/3BR/R Arvada, Colo.Ralston Valley
10Katie ClaxonFRCR/R Tippecanoe, Ind.Triton
11Brookelyn SmithSOOFR/R Greentown, Ind.Eastern
12Natalie NewellFRP/3B/1BR/R Goshen, Ind.Goshen
13Kelsey EricksenFROFL/L Plainfield, Ind.Plainfield
14Brittany SmithFRP/CL/L Lawrence, Mich.Grace Christian
17Samantha NikolichSOIFL/R Chicago, Ill.Lane Tech Prep
18Ali HolsclawJRIF/OFL/R Plainfield, Ind.Plainfield
21Katrina KlingbergSOC/1BR/R Crown Point, Ind.Crown Point
22Amanda CrossFR3B/OFL/R Goshen, Ind.Fairfield
23Erin KotlarzSOSSR/R New Lenox, Ill.Lincoln Way Central
44Danielle ReillyJROFR/R Joliet, Ill.Joliet Catholic Academy
* Redshirt
Anna Welsh - Head Coach - 8th season
Jeff Welsh - Assistant Coach - 8th season
Brittney Lightfoot - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Abe Rolon - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Ben Nehls - Assistant Coach - 4th season