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    Sheila McCorkle
    Sheila McCorkle

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Costa Mesa, Calif.

    High School:
    Mater Dei

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    OF/IF



    2006: Started every game in centerfield ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against Syracuse (2/12) ... With Northwestern trailing 3-2 in the top of the seventh against UNLV, got a bases-loaded hit to score three runs and give the Wildcats the win ... Hit safely in all four games at the Worth Invitational ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against No. 6 Stanford on 3/4 ... Drove in a pair of runs against Texas Tech on 3/5 ... Doubled against Oklahoma State (3/18) ... Hit a two-RBI single against Kansas (3/20) ... Drove in a run and scored twice at Cal State Fullerton (3/23) ... Dropped a perfect leadoff bunt single before scoring the gamewinning run in the seventh inning at No. 1 UCLA on 3/26 ... Drove in a run and scored once against Wisconsin on 3/31 ... Hit a two-run single and scored a run against the Badgers on 4/1 ... Scored twice and hit an RBI double against Iowa (4/2) ... Finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored against UIC (4/11) ... Doubled and went 2-for-3 against Purdue on 4/16 ... Legged out a pair of singles against Loyola (4/20) ... Ripped a two-run triple at Michigan State (4/28) ... Singled, stole a base and scored a run in the second game against the Spartans (4/29) ... Singled, stole a base and scored a run again against DePaul (5/2) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a double at Illinois (5/6) ... In the second game against the Illini (5/7), ripped an RBI triple and scored a run ... Singled and drove in a run during the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament against Illinois (5/12) ... Thanks to fantastic base-running, laid down a rare bunt double against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals (5/13) ... Stole two bases and make an unbelievable catch in the seventh inning of the NCAA Regional championship game against Notre Dame (5/21), crashing into the right-centerfield fence to rob a sure extra-base hit ... Made No. 7 on ESPN's SportsCenter's top plays with a full-extension diving catch against Alabama at the Women's College World Series (6/1).

    2005: Started seven of eight games at second base to start the season ... Previously played six games at second at the end of the 2003 season in place of an injured Carri Leto ... Moved back to center field beginning with Floriday Atlantic game on 2/12 ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs against Tulsa (2/4) ... Hit a solo home run against Oklahoma State (2/6) ... Stole bases against Tulsa (2/4), Kansas (2/5) and Georgia Tech (2/11) ... Hit a double with an RBI against Boston College (2/12) ... Hit second-career triple on 2/26 against Loyola-Marymount, driving in two runs ... Scored runs in four consecutive games from 3/24-3/26 ... Hit an RBI double and a sacrifice fly against St. Mary's (3/24) ... Launched a two-run home run against No. 5 Stanford on 3/25 ... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored in the second game against Iowa on 4/3 ... Recorded two hits in both ends of NU's doubleheader sweep against Wisconsin (4/10) ... Hit a three-run triple against Purdue on 4/17 ... Scored a run in four-straight games from 4/17 to 4/19 ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored against Bradley on 4/19 ... Hit two home runs with four RBIs against No. 1 Michigan on 5/8 ... Her first blast came off Jennie Ritter in the second inning to give NU a 2-0 lead ... The second bomb was a three-run shot off Lorilyn Wilson to pull the Wildcats back into the game in the bottom of the sixth, 8-7 ... Went 3-for-6 at the Big Ten Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team ... Hit a solo home run, stole a base and scored twice in an elimination game against Notre Dame at the NCAA Regional on 5/22 ... Went 1-for-2 with a run and a sacrifice against DePaul in the second game of the Super Regional (5/28).

    2004: Started the first 46 games of the year in centerfield before suffering an injury ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on 2/9 ... Launched a home run in three consecutive games from 2/7 to 2/8 ... Recorded an RBI in four straight contests from 2/6 to 2/8 ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored on 3/5 against Rutgers ... Twice put together six-game hitting streaks ... Tied for the team lead with 11 stolen bases ... Led the outfield defense with a .976 fielding percentage, committing only a single error all season ... Third on the team in runs scored and tied for fourth with three home runs ... One of only three NU players to hit a triple on the year ... Appeared in two NCAA Regional games as a pinch runner, scoring a run against South Carolina.

    2003: Started final six games of the season at second base ... Appeared in 38 games overall ... Recorded first career hit against Portland State (3/2) ... Scored a run in each of the team's first three games ... Singled in a 6-5 win over fourth-ranked and previously unbeaten Washington (3/7) ... Notched a game-tying suicide squeeze RBI bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning against Oklahoma State (3/8) ... Hit an RBI double in an NCAA Regional game win over Tennessee Tech (5/15).

    High School: ASA All-American ... Student Sports magazine Top 20 "Who's Who" for 2002 softball recruits ... Three-time all-conference selection ... Named school's Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Helped lead Mater Dei High to two CIF Division I state finals appearances ... Posted .354 batting average with 79 runs scored and 20 stolen bases ... Competed for So Cal Athletics club team, finishing in top 10 at Nationals in 2001 and top 20 in 2002.

    Personal: Born Sheila Vichele McCorkle on 9/24/84 ... Daughter of Cynthia Weiler and Vichael McCorkle ... Majoring in social policy and philosophy.

    McCorkle's Career Statistics

    Yr. Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA Slug % OBP
    2003 .194 38-7 36 8 7 1 0 0 2 2-2 .222 .237
    2004 .208 52-46 159 24 33 5 1 3 9 11-15 .308 .292
    2005 .230 60-60 178 24 41 7 2 5 26 13-13 .376 .254
    2006 .176 65-65 193 21 34 5 2 0 24 9-11 .223 .227
    Totals .203 215-178 566 77 115 18 5 8 61 35-41 .295 .255