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12 Lauren Ehle
B/T: R/R
Height: 5-5
Class: SR
Position: C/3B
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: New Haven, IN
Previous School: Woodlan

2016 at Taylor: Played and started in 54 of Taylor’s 55 games, primarily at third base and catcher…Led the Trojans in batting average (.372), slugging percentage (.645), RBIs (44), walks (21), triples (5), home runs (9) and total bases (111), while ranking second on the squad in runs (33), hits (64) and doubles (10)…Ranked among the top-six in the Crossroads League in slugging percentage, RBIs, triples, home runs and total bases…Notched 18 multi-hit games on the year, including four three-hit games and a 4-for-4 performance in a 15-3 romp over Grace on April 27… Went a perfect three-for-three on stolen base attempts…Recorded a .966 fielding percentage, collecting 71 putouts and 100 assists in 177 chances…Set the TU program record for most RBIs in a career…Earned third-straight All-Crossroads League selection.

2015 at Taylor: Ehle was one of three Trojans to start all 52 games in 2015 for a Taylor squad that went 36-16…The sophomore was Taylor’s everyday third basemen and excelled defensively, as she posted a .952 fielding percentage from the hot corner…Hit to an average of .333 with an on-base percentage of .383 and slugging percentage of .559…Tied for the lead on the Taylor squad with nine home runs on the year, which ranked third in the Crossroads League…Was third on the Taylor team with 59 total hits…Came around to score 49 runs on the season, which ranked No. 9 in the Crossroads League…Second on TU with 38 RBI to come in at No. 11 in the Crossroads League…Tallied 19 multi-hit games...Had five stolen bases in six attempts…Went 3-for-3 with two solo home runs in the 3-2 win over Marian on Gudakunst Field on April 4…Went 3-for-4 from the plate with a home run, four RBIs and a career-high four runs in the 17-5 road victory over Saint Francis on April 6…Went 2-for-3 at the dish with a double, a home run, a walk, one RBI and two runs scored in the Crossroads League Tournament Championship game against Indiana Wesleyan…An Honorable-Mention All-Crossroads League performer.

2014 at Taylor: Played in 55 games and started 53 for the Trojans, spending time at both catcher and third base…Taylor finished 42-17 overall for the most wins in program history for a season, highlighted by a Crossroads League regular season and tournament title and the program’s first win in the NAIA National Tournament, a 4-3 victory in extra-innings over Georgetown (Ky.)…Ehle was named an NAIA Second Team All-American as a freshman… Fellow freshman Alex Lovelace and Ehle were the first players in the history of the Taylor softball program to receive All-American recognition… Garnered National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second Team All-Region honors as a utility player…Member of the All-Crossroads League and Crossroads League All-Tournament Teams… Earned a Crossroads League Golden Glove as a utility player with a .987 fielding percentage…Took home Crossroads League Player of the Week honors (April 28 - May 4) for her performance in the league tournament, where she batted .588 with three home runs, six runs scored and eight RBI in five games played… Ehle set Taylor single-season records in home runs (17), RBIs (63), slugging percentage (.794) and total bases (139)…The 17 home runs was the fourth-highest total in the nation, and the 63 RBI placed her at No. 13 in the nation...Finished her standout freshman season with a batting average of .411 and .458 on-base percentage with 49 runs scored…25 games of two or more hits…Five stolen bases on five attempts.

 Prep: Ehle is from New Haven, Indiana and attended Woodlan High School along with teammate Hannah Robbins…Lettered all four years in softball and excelled as an All-Allen County Athletic Conference selection for three years and an All-Star nominee…Was named Third Team All-Indiana…Was both class president and National Honor Society president…A scholar-athlete all four years and Academic All-Allen County Athletic Conference selection.

Personal: Daughter of Barry and Pam Ehle…Majoring in exercise science at Taylor.

2017 Softball Roster
Roster for 2017 Softball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
1Hannah RobbinsSRP/1BR/R5-8Woodburn, INWoodlan
2Hannah SimmonsSOOFL/R5-2Hartford City, INBlackford
3Andi StewartSO2B/OFL/R5-1Franklin, INWhiteland Community
4Abby SmithSOUTI/CL/R5-7Bourbonnais, ILBradley-Bourbonnais
5Courtney MoriartySOP/OFR/R5-7Greenwood, INCenter Grove
6Lyndsey CornellFROFL/R5-3Vinton, IAVinton-Shellsburg
7Alex LovelaceSROFL/R5-7Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
8Erin CozadFR1B/OFR/R5-10Elko, MNLakeville South
10Davis CarterJRC/1BR/R5-9Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
11Briley SpencerSR1B/CR/R5-10Bloomington, ILTremont
12Lauren EhleSRC/3BR/R5-5New Haven, INWoodlan
13Paige WilsonFR1B/PR/L5-6Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
14Hannah CastorSOOF/2BR/R5-6North Vernon, INJennings County
15Morgan AllisonSROFR/R5-10South Bend, INRiley
17Blakelee SteebFRP/INFR/R5-4Indianapolis, INLutheran
18Cassie KuizinJRSSR/R5-4Springfield, ILSacred-Heart Griffin
19Cassidy DrabekFRPR/R5-9Lockport, ILLockport Township
20Jessie BrittSR3BR/R5-7Indianapolis, INBen Davis
21Anna GundersonSR2B/OFR/R5-3Greenwood, INCenter Grove
22Olivia HostetlerSOOFL/R5-6Woodburn, INWoodlan
23Justice CarmichaelSOOFR/R5-5Indianapolis, INScecina
24Maddie CornellSRPR/R5-6Vinton, IAVinton-Shellsburg
27Taylor WilsonFR3B/OFR/R5-9Indianapolis, INFranklin Central
28Dani WyseFRP/1BR/R5-9Indianapolis, INFranklin Central
32Jen MorganFRSS/2BR/R5-3Spencer, INOwen Valley
33Olivia WinnFR3B/CR/R5-2Elwood, INTipton
34Karissa CrisenberyFROFR/R5-7West Unity, OHHilltop
36Emily ThompsonFROFL/R5-3Muncie, INDelta
74Taylor KoeglerFR3B/OFR/R5-2Kendallville, INEast Noble
Record: 39-18 Home: 17-2 Away: 21-11 Neutral: 1-5 Crossroads: 27-7