Wildcats bat around twice, plate 12 runs in the first inning Wednesday
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.
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.