8 - Katie Edwards
Katie Edwards
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Morton Grove, IL
High School: Loyola Academy
Position: C/DP
Bats/Throws: R/R

Notes: Tied with Shayna Filson for Yale's career home run record with 17... Third in school history in RBI (89) and tied for fourth in doubles (27).

2009: NFCA Northeast Region first team selection... Second team All-Ivy designated player... Tied for the team lead in home runs (3) and second in RBI (23) and doubles (7)... Second in the Ivy League in walks (25) and third in on base percentage (.458)... Limited to designated player duties after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery... Batted .483 in the final 10 games of the season... Had five hits and knocked in four runs in doubleheader sweep of Army.

2008: Tied for the team lead in home runs... Third on the team in walks... Had three multiple-RBI games, which tied for third on the team... Her first homer of the season was a two-run blast against Penn, her fourth career round-tripper at Penn's Warren Field... Also homered against Cornell... Knocked in three runs in Yale's victory over Siena.

2007: An honorable mention All-Ivy selection... Led Yale in home runs (5) and RBI (25)... Second in batting average (.337)... Had nine multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games... Went 3-for-3 with five RBI in season-opening 9-1 victory over Rider... Had four RBI in 7-6 win over Penn... Belted a grand slam home run at Dartmouth... Threw out three runners attempting to steal and committed only two passed balls.

2006: Enjoyed an outstanding rookie season... Named the first team All-Ivy catcher... Shared the team Most Valuable Player Award with classmate Megan Enyeart... Tied for second in the league in home runs (7) and RBI (30)... Her seven homers tied for the second most in a single season in school history... Her 30 RBI were the sixth most in a season... Finished second on the team in doubles (12) and triples (2), third in batting average (.292) and fourth in hits (42)... Hit two home runs, knocked in six runs and had four hits in the second game of a doubleheader with Penn... Had 10 multi-hit and eight multi-RBI games... Threw out eight runners trying to steal and committed just three passed balls behind the plate.

Before Yale: A four-time all-conference selection at Loyola Academy... Earned honorable mention all-state recognition as a senior after batting .443 with 51 hits, 13 doubles and 30 RBI... Two-time team most valuable player... Twice selected as a Gatorade Will-To-Win Athlete.

Personal: Resides in Morse College... Daughter of Brian and Susan Edwards... Her father played football and baseball at Carroll College.