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#25 Steph Pasquale
Position: Catcher
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pompton Lakes, N.J.
High School: Pompton Lakes
Other College: Temple
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Career Honors and Awards

  • Two-Time USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List (2014, 2015)
  • Third-Team NFCA All-American (2013)
  • First-Team NFCA All-Midwest Region (2015)
  • Two-Time First-Team NFCA All-Northeast Region (2011, 2013)
  • First-Team All-Big Ten (2015)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2015)
  • Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2013)
  • Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Atlantic 10 (2012, 2013)
  • Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 (2011)
  • NFCA Co-National Player of the Week (April 9, 2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Season Highlights

  • First-Team All-Midwest Region Selection to end her career as a three-time, first-team all-region honoree
  • First-Team All-Big Ten pick in 2015 to end her career as a four-time all-conference selection
  • Started 52 games, including 51 at catcher and one as the designated player
  • Became the 12th Husker to total 10 doubles and 10 home runs in the same season
  • Totaled teh seventh-most RBIs in school history
  • Produced the 11th-best batting average in school history
  • Produced 16 multi-hit efforts and 14 games with multiple RBIs
  • Went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs vs. Texas Southern in the NCAA Regional
  • Went 5-for-10 at the Big Ten Tournament with one homer and four RBIs
  • Went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in the semifinal vs. Iowa
  • Produced her 200th career RBI in the quarterfinals at Ohio State
  • Hit .406 with seven doubles, eight homers and 36 RBIs in Big Ten play
  • Her 36 RBIs during the conference season were the second-most in Big Ten history
  • Has produce 5 or more RBIs three times in conference play
  • Had a double and three RBIs vs. Illinois on May 3
  • Had a double and two RBIs vs. Illinois on May 2
  • Has hit safely in a season-high eight straight games from April 17 to April 28
  • Went 3-for-4 with an RBI vs. Drake on April 28
  • Went 3-for-8 with one home run, four runs scored and five RBIs in the Huskers' three-game sweep of Wisconsin
  • Went 2-for-3 with a home run vs. Creighton on April 21
  • Finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs vs. Northwestern on April 17
  • Had four hits, two walks and was hit by two pitches in the three-game series with the Wildcats
  • Went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs at Purdue on April 12
  • Went 5-for-10 with one double, two homers and five RBIs in a three-game series at Ohio State April 4 and 5
  • Went 3-for-3 with two homers, two walks, two runs and five RBIs in game two of a doubleheader at OSU on April 4
  • Marked her second multi-homer game at Nebraska, both in Big Ten play
  • Had three hits, a double and an RBI in a three-game series with No. 13 Minnesota March 27-29
  • Homered five times in a five-game stretch from March 20 to March 25
  • Was outstanding in a doubleheader at Iowa on March 25
  • Went 7-for-9 in the doubleheader with three doubles, three homers, five runs and 10 RBIs
  • Was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer, three runs and five RBIs in game one
  • In game two, finished 4-for-5 with two homers, one double, two runs and five RBIs
  • Homered against Michigan State on March 21
  • Saw the first pinch-hitting action of her career against Michigan State on March 20, hitting a grand slam
  • Produced an RBI in two of her three games the week of March 11-14
  • Went 6-for-12 at the Shocker Invitational March 7 & 8
  • Had two hits in three of Nebraska's four games at the Shocker Invitational
  • Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI vs. South Dakota on March 7
  • The next day, went 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs vs. the Coyotes
  • Hit her first home run as a Husker vs. South Dakota on March 8
  • Went 2-for-4 at Wichita State on March 8 to close out her superb weekend at the Shocker Invitational
  • Produced her 200th career hit against San Diego State on Feb. 20
  • Went 2-for-4 with a run against Texas Tech on Feb. 8
  • Enjoyed a terrific debut with the Huskers, going 4-for-6 with a double and three RBIs on the opening day of the season
  • Was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the season opener vs. Colorado State
  • Then went 3-for-3 with a walk, a run and two RBIs later that day at New Mexico State

At Temple (2011-14)
Steph Pasquale spent her first four seasons at Temple from 2011 to 2014. She exploded onto the scene by being named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2011, when she joined former Husker All-American Taylor Edwards as the nation’s only freshmen to be selected as first-team all-region catchers. Pasquale then earned first-team all-conference accolades as a sophomore in 2012, before a breakout junior season when she was named the 2013 A-10 Player of the Year and a third-team All-American. In 2014, Pasquale suffered a hand injury and received a medical hardship and a fifth year of eligibility. She transferred to Nebraska after Temple cut its softball program.

In her Temple career, Pasquale posted a .379 average with 189 hits, 45 doubles, 25 homers and 152 RBIs. She also scored 79 runs, produced a .623 slugging percentage and a .442 on-base percentage. Pasquale struck out only 18 times in 499 career at bats as an Owl, recording three times as many walks (54) as strikeouts. Defensively, Pasquale owned a .989 fielding percentage at Temple, committing only eight errors in 738 chances.

Despite playing only three full seasons at Temple, Pasquale established school career records for hits, doubles, RBIs and batting average, while ranking second in hits and total bases (311) and fourth in home runs. Overall, Pasquale set 12 school records, including single-season records for games played (58), batting average (.465), at bats (187), hits (87), doubles (21), home runs (15), total bases (153) and RBIs (80).

Pasquale set each of those season records during her junior year in 2013, when she was named the only All-American in the history of Temple softball. She produced a .465 average as a junior with 21 doubles, 15 homers and 80 RBIs, while posting an .818 slugging percentage and .517 on-base percentage. She led the nation in RBIs per game (1.4) and was also the toughest player in the country to strike out, averaging one strikeout every 62 at bats. In addition to capturing two NCAA statistical titles, Pasquale ranked second nationally in total RBIs, third in doubles, fifth in batting average, 16th in slugging percentage, 32nd in on-base percentage and 47th in home runs.

In becoming Temple’s only All-American in 2013, Pasquale also earned her second straight appointment to the All-Northeast Region first team, and she was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. Her 80 RBIs were not only a Temple record but an Atlantic 10 record as well. She produced 25 multi-hit games and 23 multi-RBI efforts in 58 games, while posting hitting streaks of 11 and 20 games. Pasquale was honored as the NFCA co-National Player of the Week on April 9, after she went 14-for-22 (.682) with three walks, four doubles, five homers and 21 RBIs the previous week. In an April 7 doubleheader against St. Bonaventure, Pasquale was 9-for-9 with four homers and 11 RBIs. She homered three times in game one, marking only the 63rd three-homer game in NCAA history.

Pasquale also enjoyed a strong effort against Georgetown on March 2, when she went 4-for-6 with three doubles and six RBIs. The next day, Pasquale finished 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and three RBIs against Georgia Tech. Pasquale finished her junior season with one five-hit game and three four-hit contests, while she also drew four walks against Rhode Island on April 26.

As a sophomore in 2012, Pasquale earned first-team all-conference accolades after batting .319 with 14 doubles, four homers and 30 RBIs. She tied for the Atlantic 10 lead with her 14 doubles, which were a school record until she hit 21 as a junior. Pasquale also tied for the team lead with 14 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games. She posted a .522 slugging percentage as a sophomore and reached base at a .423 clip with 21 walks.

Pasquale made an immediate impact for the Owls as a freshman in 2011. She batted .363 in her rookie season with seven doubles, six homers and 35 RBIs. The 2011 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, Pasquale also earned a spot on the All-Northeast Region first team. She led the Owls in batting average, slugging percentage (.548), on-base percentage (.404), hits (49) and RBIs. Pasquale struck out only five times in 135 at bats as a freshman, ranking as the nation’s 10th-toughest player to strikeout.

High School
Prior to attending Temple, Pasquale was a three-sport star for Pompton Lakes High School in Pompton Lakes, N.J. A four-year letterwinner in softball, soccer and basketball, Pasquale was a two-time all-state selection on the softball diamond. She was a second-team selection as a junior, before batting .625 and earning first-team all-state accolades as a senior. Pasquale was also a four-time all-county honoree and a three-time, first-team all-league selection.

Personal
Stephanie (Steph) Pasquale was born on Nov. 8, 1991, and she is the daughter of John and Sharon Pasquale. She has one brother, Chris, and one sister, Vanessa. Steph earned her undergraduate degree in exercise and sports science from Temple in August of 2014. A graduate student at Nebraska, Pasquale is studying special education, and she earned a spot on the 2015 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2011

.363

42-42

135

20

49

7

0

6

35

10

5

.404

.548

0-0

.992

2012

.319

49-42

138

16

44

14

1

4

30

21

7

.423

.522

0-0

.984

2013 .465 58-58 187 40 87 21 0 15 80 21 3 .517 .818 0-0 1.000
2014

.231

12-12

39

3

9

3

0

0

7

2

3

.279

.308

0-0

.947

2015

.379

53-52

161

29

61

11

1

11

54

13

8

.446

.665

2-2

.981

Total

.379

214-213

660

108

250

56

2

36

206

67

26

.443

.633

2-2

.987