Softball vs. Marshall/Notre Dame winner (NCAA Regionals) • 6 p.m. • LiveStats
Updated: May 16, 2013
Three-time NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection (2011 & 13 - first team; 2012 - second team); All-ACC selection (2011 & 12 - first team; 2013 - second team)
Is currently ranked first in school history in career on base percentage (.474), first in career walks (144), first in career hit by pitch (26), second in career home runs (32), second in career slugging percentage (.573), tied for second in career RBIs (136), tied for fourth in career doubles (44), fifth in career batting average (.328), fifth in career runs scored (128) and fifth in career total bases (336).
The 18th overall pick in the 2013 NPF College Draft by the NY/NJ Comets
2013: Has started all 54 games this year, the two-thirds of the season at first base and the last third behind the plate … A first-team NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection … A second-team All-ACC selection … Became just the third Tech player in program history to earn All-ACC honors three times … Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team … Leads Tech with a .380 batting average, 14 doubles, 43 walks and 37 RBIs … Also has a triple and seven home runs … Has scored 41 runs, second-most on the team … Has thrown out seven runners trying to steal.
2012: A second-team NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection … A first-team All-ACC selection for the second year in a row … A unanimous selection to the all-state first-team, as voted on by VaSID … Started all 63 games, 62 at first base and one at catcher … Was second on the team in batting average with a .306 clip … Drew a team-high 45 walks … Had 10 doubles and eight home runs … Drove in 36 runs and scored 34 runs … Had one stolen base … Was hit a team-high 11 times … Had eight multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games … Had a nine-game hitting streak at one point during the season … Reached base in 14 straight games to end the season … Committed just two errors in 568 chances for a .996 fielding percentage … Once again led the team in on base percentage (.484) and led the team in slugging percentage (.519) … A member of the 2012 All-ACC Academic Softball Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011: A first-team all-region selection on the Mid-Atlantic squad and a first-team All-ACC performer after moving to first base for a majority of the season … Named first-team all-state by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) … A second-team Academic All-District selection, as voted on by CoSIDA … Played in and started 47 games, 37 at first base, seven at catcher and three as the designated player … Finished second on the team with a .366 batting average, hitting .476 in conference games … Tied for the team lead with 12 doubles and finished third with 43 RBI … Had six home runs, scored 27 runs and tied for the team lead with 29 walks … Had just 13 strikeouts in 168 total at bats … Had one sacrifice fly and one stolen base … Had a .985 fielding percentage, committing just five errors in 329 chances … Had a nine-game hitting streak from 2/25-3/4 (12-for-26, 10 runs, nine RBI) … Got hurt playing first base against North Carolina on March 20 and missed the next 10 games … Went on a seven-game hitting streak (4/10-4/16) after her return, with the full streak totalling 10 games from before the injury … Led the team in on base percentage (.488) and was second in slugging percentage (.590) … A member of the 2011 All-ACC Academic Softball Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Had one of the best freshman campaigns for a hitter in school history … Hit a freshman-record 11 home runs and drove in 20 runs … Appeared in 54 games, starting 53 … Hit .261 with eight doubles, a triple and 26 runs scored … Played her best ball down the stretch and earned a spot on the ACC’s All-Tournament Team after she hit .800 for the Championship … Drew 27 walks, was hit seven times and had two sacrifice flies … Threw out 12 would-be base stealers … Had seven multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games … Hit a home run in each of her first two college games … Had three game-winning hits … Named to the 2010 All-ACC Academic Softball Team.
High School: Lettered four times for Coach Joe Schelzo at Battlefield High … One of the top catchers in the country her final year, earning first-team All-America honors from EA Sports … Was listed as one of the top 25 senior softball players in the country by ESPNU … The state’s AAA Player of the Year as a senior, as selected by VHSCA … A first-team All-Met selection by The Washington Post, the Northwest Region Player of the Year and the Cedar Run District Player of the Year her senior year … Hit .517 with a 1.112 slugging percentage and 29 extra-base hits, including 10 home runs and 41 RBI her final season … An Under Armour All-American as a junior … That year, led Battlefield to a state runner-up finish … Was an All-Met first-team selection after batting .471 with five home runs, 14 RBI and 11 extra-base hits … Was also the Cedar Run District Player of the Year, a second-team Group AAA all-state choice and an all-region first-team selection as a junior … Named Potomac News Player of the Year and Washington Post All-Met honorable mention as a sophomore after hitting a school-record .606 … Accumulated a .488 average, knocked in 98 runs and caught virtually every inning of every game for Battlefield throughout her career … Played travel ball for Team New Jersey and Wagners.
Personal: Courtney Ruth Liddle … Born May 8, 1991, in Haymarket, VA … Daughter of Biff and Susan Liddle … Has an older brother, Joe, and a younger sister, Bailey, who is a sophomore on the Tech softball team … Graduated in December with a degree in communication with an emphasis on public relations.