2008-09 Softball
#17
Desiree Miller
Desiree Miller

POS.C/1B
HT.5-4
B/TR/R
YR.Sr.
HOMETOWNHartville, Ohio
PREVIOUS SCHOOLBowling Green State

Senior: Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors...Appeared in 45 games, making 38 starts for the Eagles...Hit .284 with four homeruns and 32 RBI's...Hit eight doubles...Had 196 put outs and finished the season with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Junior: Appeared in 64 games, making 63 starts for the Eagles...Hit .257 with eight homeruns and 39 RBI's...Led the team with 13 doubles...Had 132 put outs and finished the season with a .986 fielding percentage.

Sophomore:Played in 63 games and started 60 in her first campaign with the Eagles...Hit .344 with six homeruns and 33 RBI's...Had 138 put outs en route to an impressive .993 fielding percentage...Had four hits, three runs scored, and two RBI's in a 21-2 win over Northwood...Went 3-3 with 2 RBI's in 4-3 win over Barry in the South Region Tournament.

Freshman: Named to the All-MAC Second Team in her first year as a Falcon ... also chosen to the MAC's All-Freshman Team ... played in 48 games, starting 43 ... hit .264 on the year, placing third on the team in both home runs (4) and RBI (25) ... had a slugging percentage of .372 and an on-base pct. of .349 ... had a fielding pct. of .974, with only two errors in 77 chances ... batted .295 in MAC play, with a .410 slugging pct. and a perfect 1.000 fielding rate ... third on the squad with eight sacrifice bunts on the year ... had five multiple-hit games and four multi-RBI contests ... hit a walk-off grand slam in her first collegiate game, an 11-2, six-inning win over East Tennessee State ... the total of four RBI in that game was a season high ... had a 3-for-4 game in the first win at Kent State, and hit a three-run homer in the second game of that series ... other round-trippers came at Ball State and vs. Ohio in the MAC Tournament ... her homer at BSU was a three-run shot in the first inning of a 4-0 win ... homer vs. OU came on a full-count, and gave the Falcons a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning of what proved to be a 3-0 win ... made starts at four different positions ... had seven starts at first base, four at catcher, three at third base and 29 as the designated player ... batted in the cleanup spot in 19 starts, while hitting fifth on six occasions, sixth 14 times, seventh in three games and eighth in one ... hit .339 (19-for-56) with 23 RBI with runners in scoring position ... had a .448 OBP and a .518 slugging pct. in such situations ... with runners in scoring position and two outs, batted .379 (11-for-29) to lead all BG regulars ... 2-for-4 in a pinch-hitting role as a freshman ... hit a combined 14-for-36 (.389) in the sixth and seventh innings of 2006 games ... three of her four homers came in the sixth inning.

High School: Earned three letters at Marlington High ... missed her entire junior season of 2004 due to injury ... named to the Northeastern Buckeye Conference First Team in each of the other three years ... batted .508 with a slugging pct. of .877 as a senior, as the Dukes went 17-4 ... an All-Ohio Second-Team pick that year, after earning all-state honorable mention as both a freshman and sophomore ... helped the team to three NBC Championships ... Dukes also won three sectional titles and one district crown during her tenure ... a three-time All-Northwest Ohio pick, earning first-team honors as a senior ... National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Patty Miller ... born March 30, 1987 ... actuarial science major with a minor in business at BGSU ... has a younger sister ... had arguably the team's best at-bat music in 2006, using Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" for her plate appearances at the BGSU Softball Field ... has extensive summer-ball experience, having played for over a decade with the Ohio Maddogs.