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Janelle Lindvall
Player Profile:
Janelle Lindvall 818184
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
High School: West Ranch HS
Club: So Cal Firecrackers
Experience: 3 Letters


Played on the USA women's national team in the summer of 2015.

Will continue to call pitches as Oregon's starting catcher while combining with Hailey Decker, Geri Ann Glasco and Koral Costa in the heart of the Ducks' lineup. 

AS A JUNIOR (2015)
First Team All-Pac-12...Pac-12 All-Defense...First Team All-Pacific Region...Hit .333 in 55 starts and 141 at-bats...Totaled 47 hits, 29 runs and 51 RBIs, the highest on the team....Slugged .546 and had a .495 on-base percentage, also one of the highest on the team...Hit by 17 pitches, the most in the Pac-12...Hit two grand slams, one at top-10 ranked UCLA on April 5 that resulted in a 10-0 run-rule victory, the other vs Arizona State on April 10...Tallied two hits, four RBIs and two doubles at Stanford on April 19...Recorded back-to-back home runs at UCLA and Arizona State for a total of eight RBIs.

Pacific All-Region Team...Second Team All-Pac-12...Hit .344 while making 65 starts for the Ducks in her second season...Made 41 starts at catcher, 19 at DP, three in right field and one at shortstop...Tallied 30 runs scored, 11 doubles, 52 RBIs and tied for the team-lead with 13 home runs...Drew a team-high 32 walks while striking out just 13 times...Recorded a .447 on-base percentage and a .617 slugging...Second on the team with 13 multi-RBI games...Went 3-for-3 with five RBIs, a run scored and a homer against then No. 1 ranked UCLA on April 4...Had four more RBIs three games later in a 3-for-4 day at rival Oregon State on April 12...Homered in the Ducks' first win over Wisconsin in the regionals.

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team...NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team...Hit .271 in her first season with the Ducks, starting 51 games while playing in 57 total...Drove in 24 runs to go with seven doubles, 13 home runs and 38 RBIs...Her 13 home runs and .600 slugging percentage were the second most on the team and her 38 RBIs were the fifth most...Slugged .600 while posting a .350 on-base percentage...Made only three errors while recording 286 put-outs and 14 assists...Started 37 games at catcher, two at third, two in left, one in right and nine at designated player...Hit in the seven spot 36 times...Scored two runs in her collegiate debut in the season-opener against Western Michigan (Feb. 7)...Tied with Kailee Cuico for the team high with a five RBI game against rival Oregon State on May 4...Went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and five RBI in that game versus the Beavers, when she forced in a run on a bases loaded walk in the third and then smashed a grand slam in the fourth inning, the Ducks' second of the game...Had season-high three hits against both Michigan (March 3) and UCLA (Apr. 27).

As a senior, was tabbed an all-State first-team and all-region honoree after she hit .524 with six home runs and 28 RBIs in one of the nation's toughest leagues...Was also an all-tate second-team pick as a junior, and was a four-time, first-team All-Santa Clarita Valley choice and three-time all-league pick...Also a Daily News All-Area honoree, she has helped her team advance to the CIF Division Playoffs second round in 2011...Ranked the No. 9 overall recruit in the nation by and was picked as one of three catchers on the ESPH High School All-America team in 2012.

A key part of 2011's Premier Girls Fastpitch Tournament runners-up, her Worth Firecrackers squad won the Colorado Fireworks and Canada Cup tournaments in 2010 and '11, the same Colorado event in 2009, and the ASA Gold Nationals in 2009.

Parents are Scott and Dana...Has an older sister, Devon, and a younger sister, Lauren...Devon was an outfielder for UCLA (2010-13) while Lauren is an infielder with the Ducks...Her great uncle is six-year MLB player Chuck Essegian, who is only one of two men to have played in both the Rose Bowl (Stanford) and the World Series (Los Angeles Dodgers) and set a Series record in 1959 with two pinch-hit home runs...Major is psychology.

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