Rylie

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Outfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard South
Club: Nebraska Gold

Bio

Career Game-by-Game Stats (through 2018)

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll 
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

Sophomore Season (2019)

  • Played in 48 of Nebraska's 52 games, which included 44 starts in center field
  • Hit .237 with 27 runs, 27 hits, six doubles, one triple, two home runs, nine RBIs and 18 walks
  • Went 5-for-13 (.385) during the opening weekend at the Lone Star College Classic
  • Went 1-for-2 with a run and a triple, while drawing two walks in the season opener against Lamar
  • Scored one run and drew a walk against Texas Tech
  • Went 1-for-2 with one run, a double and a walk in the second game against Lamar
  • Had one hit and one run in game two against Texas Tech
  • Also stole one base against the Red Raiders
  • Went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double and two walks against UNO
  • Hit her first-career home run against the Mavericks
  • Went 3-for-13 (.231) with four runs, two RBIs, one double and two walks at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Had a walk-off squeeze bunt against BYU at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
  • Had one hit against Arizona State and UCLA at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
  • Went 4-for-14 with two runs and an RBI at the Colorado State Classic
  • Had one hit, two runs, one RBI and two walks in the Wichita State series, reaching base all three games
  • Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and one home run in game one against Tulsa
  • Hit a two-out game-tying home run in the top of the seventh against the Golden Hurricane to send the game to extra innings
  • Had one hit in game two against Kansas
  • Had one hit in game two against Drake
  • Scored one run in the series final against Illinois, helping the Huskers come from behind and win the game 5-4
  • Scored one run against South Dakota State
  • Scored one run in game two against Purdue
  • Went 1-for-1 with a run in game two against No. 18 Minnesota
  • Had one hit and scored one run against South Dakota
  • Went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in game one against Wisconsin
  • Went 2-for-3 with one run in game two against the Badgers

Freshman Season (2018)

  • Earned 11 starts at four different positions during the season
  • Started games at left field (3), center field (2), right field (2) and as the designated player (4)
  • Had one extra-base hit (double) and one RBI
  • Scored four runs, with two runs coming in Big Ten play
  • Got her first career start (left field) in the third game of the season against No. 15 Utah
  • Also played against No. 19 BYU, California State University, Northridge and Seattle
  • Got her first career hit against Georgia Tech on Feb. 16 - an RBI double
  • Scored one run in the 6-3 win over UNI
  • Scored one run in the 4-1 win over Grand Canyon
  • Went 1-for-3 in 9-3 win over South Dakota
  • Started in center field in game three at Indiana
  • Scored one run in game two against Purdue
  • Scored a run in game three against Wisconsin
  • Went 1-for-3 in a 6-3 game-three win over Illinois
  • Had one hit and one run against South Dakota
  • Went 3-for-6  with four runs, one RBI and walk in the Maryland series
  • Went 1-for-2 with a run in game one against Maryland
  • Hit 2-for-2 with three runs, one RBI and one walk in game two against the Terps

Before Nebraska (Millard South HS)

  • Was one of the state’s top players for Millard South
  • Won three Class A state championships with the Patriots
  • Was a four-time first-team Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska selection and a four-time first-team Lincoln Journal Star Super-State honoree
  • Is one of only five players in the history of the All-Nebraska team to be a four-time, first-team selection
  • Was a two-time high school All-American
  • Earned national recognition as she was named a two-time second-team high school All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), earning the honor following both her junior and senior seasons
  • Was also named a first-team All-American by FloSoftball, a second-team All-American by Fastpitch News and a third-team All-American by USA Today as a senior
  • Was one of only 48 players nationally - and the first player ever from Nebraska - selected to participate in the Premier Girls Fastpitch High School All-American Game
  • Was selected as the 2016-17 Nebraska Gatorade Softball Player of the Year
  • Set Millard South career records in hits (187), doubles (48), home runs (38), RBIs (130), runs scored (185) and batting average (.524)
  • Set the Nebraska all-class record with 185 runs
  • Set the Class A record with a .524 batting average
  • Ranked fifth overall in state history with a .524 batting average
  • Capped her career by leading Millard South to a third state title in four years as the Patriots’ center fielder
  • Was named honorary captain of the All-Nebraska team
  • Was co-honorary captain of the Super-State squad, along with fellow freshman Olivia Ferrell
  • Hit .500 and drove in 47 runs as a senior, while setting school records with 18 home runs and 57 runs scored
  • Was named the MaxPreps National Player of the Week in the final week of September after going 10-for-13 (.778) during the week with three doubles, four homers, 10 RBIs and 12 runs
  • Hit safely in 28 of 31 games, finishing with 16 multi-hit games while playing shortstop for the first time in her career as a junior, her lone season at the position
  • Posted a .558 batting average as a junior with 53 hits, 46 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 22 RBIs
  • Was named a first-team All-Nebraska and Super-State selection for the third consecutive year following her junior year
  • Hit .477 with nine doubles, 10 homers, 33 RBIs and 44 runs as a sophomore
  • Hit .556 in the postseason while slugging four of her 10 home runs
  • Earned first-team Super-State and All-Nebraska accolades for the second straight season
  • Batted .551 with 43 hits as a freshman and was the only freshman on the Super-State or All-Nebraska team
  • Played her travel ball for the Nebraska Gold

Personal

  • Daughter of Travis and Rebecca Unzicker
  • Is the sister of Husker senior Madi Unzicker, also has one brother, Noah
  • Born on Aug. 21, 1998
  • Psychology and biological sciences major
  • Loves Chipotle

Coach Revelle on Rylie:

“Rylie is a gifted athlete who will leave her mark on both sides of the ball. Rylie is an explosive offensive player with her power and speed. Defensively, she makes brilliant catches look routine as she roams the grass as gracefully as any we have ever seen on our Nebraska softball team."

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Highlights vs. Maryland - 4/26
Highlights vs. South Dakota - 4/23
Highlights vs. Minnesota - 4/21