Late home runs by Brooke Marquez, Andrea DiPrima provide the cushion Wildcats need
2014: Appeared in 39 games this season, 36 times as a pinch runner and three times as a pinch hitter ... Stole a base and scored as a pinch runner against George Washington (2/14) ... The next day, also against GWU, slapped her first-career base hit as a pinch hitter (2/15) ... Scored three times in five pinch running attempts at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (2/21-2/23) ... Entered a game against LIU Brooklyn as a pinch runner at first base and went on to steal every single base, including home as part of a double steal, to score a run (3/8) ... Entered a game as a pinch runner against UIC and scored before coming to the plate later that same inning and stroking an RBI single as part of a school-record 12-run frame (4/2) ... Stole a base and scored at No. 14 Minnesota (4/11) ... Did the exact same thing at Loyola (Chicago) five days later ... Scored in both of her pinch running appearances against Michigan State (5/2-5/3) ... Scored and stole a base in a Big Ten Tournament running assignment versus MSU in the opening round (5/8).
High School: Made a major impact for Amador Valley from day one, earning varsity team MVP honors and an East Bay Athletic League All-League first-team selection as a freshman ... Had a breakout sophomore season, batting .512 while compiling an 0.51 ERA in the circle ... Named All-State Underclass (CA) first-team, second-team All-State overall, East Bay Athletic League MVP, Bay Area Newspaper Group High School Softball Player of the Year and Top 125 overall Bay Area Athlete, and Amador Valley's MVP ... Tossed a no-hitter in the title game of the Queen of the Mountain tournament as a sophomore ... Earned second-team All-State Underclass, a third-straight East Bay Athletic League first-team and Bay Area Newspaper Group first-team East Bay selections following her junior season ... Led Amador Valley to a 26-1 record in 2012, finishing the year ranked fifth in the nation and third in California according to ESPN ... Played four years of club ball with the Sorcerer program ... Tossed a perfect game to help Sorcerer 14U finish third at ASA Nationals in 2010 ... Competed with Sorcerer 18 Gold in 2011 and 2012 ... Elected secretary of her senior class.
Personal: Born Krista Angelina Williams ... Daughter of Mike and Jenny Williams ... Chose Northwestern over Stanford, Penn State, Lehigh and Cal Poly ... Plans to major in cognitive science.