Wildcats will enjoy NYC events Monday, play two games at Hofstra Tuesday before returning to "The J" this weekend
Andrea Filler transferred to Northwestern after two seasons at Boston College. She played 14 games as a sophomore in 2013 before suffering a season-ending injury. Filler received a medical hardship waiver for the year and arrives in Evanston with three years of eligibility.
2014: Started 52 games out of 53, 38 times as the designated player and 14 times at first base ... NFCA All-Region second team ... Began her NU career on an incredible streak, reaching base in her first 11 plate appearances in a row spanning all four Wildcats' games at the Kajikawa Classic ... All told, batted .778 with an .857 on-base percentage on the weekend to earn the Big Ten Player of the Week award in week one ... Later in the season, tied the NU record with hits in eight-straight at-bats from March 22 to March 28, raising her average at the time from .361 to .423 ... Walked three times and was hit by a pitch versus No. 22 Stanford (2/7) ... Went 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and a run against New Mexico later that night ... Was 3-for-3 with a walk against Utah (2/8), leading off a four-run, seventh-inning rally with a single in a 12-11 walk-off NU victory ... Concluded that weekend by going 2-for-4 against Boise State ... Doubled, drove in two and stole a base against George Washington (2/14) ... In a second game versus GWU, went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a double (2/15) ... Again doubled and drove in a pair in a run-rule win against Penn State (2/16) ... Crushed the first home run of her Northwestern career--a two-run shot--as part of a three RBI day against LIU Brooklyn (2/22) ... Was 2-for-3 in a run-rule win over LIU Brooklyn (3/8) ... Facing her former team, singled and hit a solo home run against Boston College (3/9) ... Knocked in a pair of runs with a double in a 4-2 win over Wisconsin (3/21) ... Was 3-for-3 with a triple, a three-run home run and two runs scored versus Northern Illinois (3/26) ... Was again 3-for-3 in NU's next game against No. 19 Nebraska, driving in a career-high five on a single and two doubles (3/28) ... Tripled and scored twice versus UIC (4/2) ... Tripled again as part of a 2-for-5 night with two RBIs at No. 14 Minnesota (4/13) ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run at Loyola (Chicago) (4/16) ... Clubbed a solo home run at Illinois (4/22) ... Tied the NU single-game record with three doubles in a 3-for-3 performance at Ohio State (4/25) ... Did not have an official at-bat versus Michigan State, walking twice and driving in one with a sacrifice fly (5/2) ... Named to All-Big Ten Tournament team after leading everyone with six RBIs ... Was 2-for-3 with a career-high-tying five RBIs on a double and a home run in the opening round against Michigan State (5/8) ... Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a sacrifice in an NCAA Tournament game against BYU.
2013 (at Boston College): Played in 14 games before suffering a season-ending injury ... Batting .382 with a .559 slugging percentage, .523 on-base percentage, three doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs in 14 games played at the time of her injury ... Granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA following the season.
2012 (at Boston College): Started 45 of 51 games at second base, earning second-team All-ACC honors ... Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement recipient ... Ranked ninth in the conference for slugging percentage (.546) ... Posted 10 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Had an eight-game hitting streak and reached base in 13 consecutive games at one point during the year ... Doubled and drove in a run at ACC Tournament versus North Carolina (5/10) ... Hit a two-run homer in 2-for-4 showing against Boston (4/26) ... Had a double, stole two bases and scored two runs in a 3-for-8 day at Dartmouth (4/25) ... Blasted two home runs and drove in three in a 4-for-4 performance in game three against Virginia Tech (4/15), following a 3-for-6, two-run, four-RBI, home run showing in a doubleheader the day before ... Went 3-for-8 and scored a run in a series at NC State ... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run, double and three runs scored in game two against Virginia (3/31) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the second game against Dartmouth (3/24) ... Tripled and scored against Central Arkansas (3/3) ... Doubled and scored three times against Morgan State (2/25) ... Hit her first-career home run at Charlotte (2/26).
High School: Two-time all-state first-team selection ... Led the state of Indiana with a .703 batting average and 12 home runs in addition to 16 doubles and 11 triples as a junior in 2010, leading Bishop Dwenger to the state championship ... As a senior, was third in the state with a .629 average while leading Indiana with a .693 OBP, finishing the year with eight homers and 45 RBIs ... 2010 and 2011 Fort Wayne News Sentinel Player of the Year ... Four-time first-team All-SAC, two-time team MVP and captain and 2008 team Offensive Player of the Year ... Earned 2011 US Army Reserve Academic and Athletic Excellence Award ... High school won three conference and sectional titles during her career ... Played eight years of club with the Indiana Shockwaves and one year with Indiana Magic G ... A National Softball Association (NSA) Hall of Fame inductee after winning four NSA World Series Championships ... Club took fourth at the 2009 ASA Nationals ... Also lettered two years in basketball, earning a first-team all-conference nod in 2009 ... Four-year honor roll member.
Personal: Born Andrea Marie Filler ... Daughter of Dan and Judy Filler ... Has a twin brother, Daniel, and younger brothers, Michael and Jonny ... Family also has a history in hockey with an uncle, John Baldassari, playing semi-pro and a cousin, Gianni Baldassari, playing at Holy Cross ... Majoring in communications.