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    Darcy Sengewald
    Darcy Sengewald

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Frankfort, Ill.

    High School:
    Lincoln Way East

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    IF

    Birthdate:
    11/17/1985

    B/T:
    R/R



    2008: Started 47 games: 12 times at third base, 12 times in left field, three times at first and 20 times as the designated player ... Also appeared as a pinch hitter five times ... Concluded career ranked third in NU history with 91 walks and sixth in school history with 112 runs scored ... After batting in the No. 9 hole for the majority of her career, moved to the top of the lineup to start the year before assuming her familiar No. 9 spot once again at the Long Beach Invitational (March 7-9) ... Was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored against No. 1 Arizona (2/16) ... Walked three times and scored twice in a 6-4 win over No. 6 LSU (2/23) ... Was 1-for-1 with an RBI and a run scored in addition to a pair of sacrifices against Rutgers on 3/7 ... Finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored in win over California (3/21) ... Went 2-for-3 against Colorado State (3/21) ... Also was 2-for-3 the next day against No. 17 Hawaii (3/22) ... Was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in a come-from-behind, 17-8 (6) win over Minnesota (3/30) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs at Illinois (4/11) ... Then drove in two and scored twice while hitting her first home run of the year in NU's second game versus the Illini (4/12) ... Ripped a pinch-hit RBI single against Indiana (4/19) ... Smashed a solo home run against No. 1 Alabama (4/29) ... Hit a solo home run on her Senior Day in a 6-1 win over Michigan State (5/4) ... Batted .500 (3-for-6) with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored during the Big Ten Tournament (May 8-10) ... Drove in NU's lone run at the 2008 Tempe Super Regional with a single to the wall in left of the first game at No. 2 Arizona State (5/23).

    2007: Started at third base in all but one game ... Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament Team selection ... Tied for team lead with 115 assists on the season ... Had 30 walks on the year, the eighth-best single-season total in school history ... Hit an RBI single to start a two-run, seventh-inning rally against No. 13 Texas A&M (2/9) ... Walked twice and scored twice in a win over No. 11 California (2/17) ... Hit safely in all four games she played at the Palm Springs Classic, leading NU with a .455 average at the tournament ... Was 2-for-3 against No. 2 Arizona State (2/24) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against No. 9 Stanford (3/3) ... Clubbed her first home run of the season, driving in three and scoring twice against Saint Louis (3/20) ... Singled, walked, scored a run and drove in one against No. 25 California (3/25) ... Went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the first game of a doubleheader against Michigan State (4/1) ... Was 0-for-3 but walked once, scored twice and drove in two runs in the front end of a doubleheader at Indiana (4/8) ... Tripled, drove in a run and scored in the second game against the Hoosiers (4/8) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, one RBI and three runs scored on 4/15 against Penn State, setting personal career single-game bests for hits, runs and total bases ... Was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored at Wisconsin on 4/21 ... Hit a solo home run against Iowa (4/27) ... Went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 14 DePaul (5/3) ... Had an RBI single and scored against Illinois State in the NCAA Regional (5/19) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double in the second game of the NCAA Super Regional against South Carolina (5/26) ... Doubled and scored a run at the Women's College World Series against No. 7 Baylor (6/2).

    2006: Northwestern's starter at third base ... Led team with 111 assists on the year ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against No. 20 Fresno State (2/11) ... Doubled, walked twice and scored a run against Central Michigan (2/19) ... Scored runs in three of NU's four games at the Worth Invitational, crossing the plate against Cal State Fullerton (3/3), No. 6 Stanford (3/4) and Texas Tech (3/5) ... Scored runs during spring break in Hawaii against San Diego State (3/18) and Hawaii (3/20) ... Alertly started a triple play against Longwood (3/17), firing to first after catching a popup during a 5-3-2 triple killing ... Rapped a double against Kansas (3/20) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored at Long Beach State (3/25) ... Hit a two-run single against Wisconsin (4/1) ... With the score tied 0-0 in the seventh inning at Penn State on 4/7, hit a solo home run to give the Wildcats a 1-0 win ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Indiana (4/14) ... Had a two-run single in NU's second game against Indiana (4/15) ... Drew a seventh-inning, leadoff walk to spark Northwestern's come-from-behind win over Notre Dame on national television (4/18) ... Walked three times during Northwestern's marathon 18-inning win over Minnesota (4/23) ... Doubled, scored once and drove in a run at Michigan State (4/29) ... Had a pair of hits and an RBI in Northwestern's sweep of Illinois (5/6-5/7) to end the regular season ... Crushed a solo home run and a double, scoring two runs in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament against Ohio State (5/13) ... Named to Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament team ... Ripped a two-run double in the opening round of the NCAA Regional against Southern Illinois (5/19) ... Hit safely in all three NCAA Regional games ... Went 1-for-1 with a walk and two runs scored in the decisive game three of the Super Regional against Massachusetts (5/27) ... Hit a solo home run off NCAA career wins and strikeout leader Monica Abbott with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give Northwestern breathing room in a 2-0 win over Tennessee on the second day of the Women's College World Series (6/2) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double against No. 1 UCLA at the WCWS (6/4).

    2005: Appeared in 58 games with 55 starts ... Started three games as the designated player before settling in as the regular starter at second base ... Moved to third base at the beginning of the Big Ten season ... Scored first-career runs against New Mexico State (2/4) and Oklahoma State (2/6) ... Notched first career hit--a double--against Bethune-Cookman (2/11) ... Went 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk and two runs scored against Boston Collge (2/13) ... Scored three runs in a 2-for-3 performance with a double and her first-career RBI against Pacific (2/27) ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases against Nevada on 3/5 ... Hit an RBI double and stole a base against Bowling Green (3/6) ... Hit first career home run off No. 5 Stanford's ace Laura Severson on 3/25 ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored on 3/26 against Illinois ... Hit an RBI single and scored a run against Illinois on 4/1 ... Also scored against the Illini and stole a base on 4/2 ... Hit a double and scored twice against Minnesota (4/8) ... Scored runs in both ends of Northwestern's doubleheader with Bradley on 4/19 ... Seventh-inning single against Penn State on 4/24 started come-from-behind rally ... Was 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored against Michigan State on 4/30 ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI in an elimination game at the NCAA Regional against Notre Dame on 5/22 ... Finished 1-for-3 with a then-career-best two RBIs in final game against DePaul (5/23) at the NCAA Super Regional.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner ... SICA West All-Conference 2002-04 ... Team captain as a senior ... 2002-04 All-Area as named by the Joliet Herald News ... Member of the Chicago Sun-Times All-State team in 2003 ... Named to the 2004 Illinois Coaches Association All-State team ... Honored as Team MVP in 2002 and 2004 ... Played a key role on the Illinois Class AA state champion team in 2002 ... Batted .337 or better each season ... Played eight years of club softball on the Whiteford Sharks ... National Honor Society member ... Named to High Honor Roll all four years of high school ... Peer mentor ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta.

    Personal: Born Darcy Elaine Sengewald on 11/17/85 ... Daughter of Jaye and Brian Leopold, Ginny and Terry Sengewald ... Chose Northwestern over Illinois and Virginia Tech ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.

    SENGEWALD'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
    2005....  .208  58-55   144   28   30   6   1   2    8   44  .306  19   0  24   2  .301   0   3   5-6     52 114   7  .960
    2006....  .204  64-64   147   26   30   7   0   3   14   46  .313  26   0  36   0  .324   0   2   1-2     53 111  14  .921
    2007....  .231  64-64   143   32   33   5   1   3   19   49  .343  30   0  37   0  .364   0   4   1-1     47 115  11  .936
    2008....  .244  52-47   127   26   31   5   0   3   14   45  .354  16   0  29   1  .329   0   6   0-0     30  15   4  .918
    TOTAL...  .221 238-230  561  112  124  23   2  11   55  184  .328  91   0 126   3  .330   0  15   7-9    182 355  36  .937