Seventh-seeded Tigers take on No. 2 seed UAB Thursday
Senior Jessica Phillips Went 3-for-3 with Three RBI
Tigers strand leadoff triple in seventh of 5-4 loss
Five U of M seniors will be honored pregame Sunday
Hargrove drives in season high two runs in win
Memphis vs East Carolina on May 5, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Softball senior day against East Carolina on May 6, 2012.
Memphis softball vs Alcorn State on April 10, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. All photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis vs. Team NPF on September 30, 2011.
Is first in career stolen base percentage with .917 (22-for-24) ... Tied for fourth with 16 sacrifice hits and tied for fifth in triples with three.
Started 56 of the team's 57 games at second base ... Led the team in triples with three, which ties for first in program history for a single season ... Her three triples tied for sixth in the league in 2012 ... Was second on the team in stolen bases, going 10-for-12 ... Hit .600 with bases loaded, driving in eight RBI with five at bats ... Went 2-for-2 with four RBI in a 10-0 win over Alcorn State (4/10) ... Hit 3-for-3 against East Carolina (5/5) ... Had two stolen bases in an 8-7 win over Western Illinois (2/25) ... Was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in a 7-2 win over UTEP (4/15).
Started 46 games at second base ... Had the team's fourth highest on base percentage (.328) and held a perfect record for stolen bases (6-for-6) ... Tied for second on the team with six doubles ... Had a season-long hitting streak of four games ... Registered four multiple hit games and two multiple RBI contests ... Had three game-winning runs and three game-winning RBI ... Posted her first career extra-base hit against No. 22/24 Ohio State with a two-run double ... Went 2-for-3 against Georgia State and drove in the winning run with an RBI single ... Went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI in the first game against Alabama A&M ... Scored the game-winning run against Houston ... Led the Tigers in the series opener at UTEP with two hits and drove home the game-winning run after getting hit by a pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning ... Doubled and drove in a run in the second game against the Miners ... Scored the game-winner in the series finale with UTEP ... After singling and stealing second to open a doubleheader against Alabama State, was forced to leave the contest with a knee injury ... Missed four games with the injury ... Scored the game-winning run in the second and third game of the UCF series ... Went 1-for-2 in the C-USA Tournament against ECU.
Played in 45 of 51 games with 37 starts at second base and three at shortstop ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a walk in game one of a doubleheader against Wichita State ... Started both games of the doubleheader at second base ... Scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning against McNeese State ... Had her first career sacrifice hit in the game ... Knocked in her first RBI of the season in game two against Belmont and scored a run ... Singled in game one ... Scored a run against Drexel and drew two walks against North Dakota State ... Walked twice against Rutgers and had a career high five putouts ... Hit an RBI single up the middle with the bases loaded against Jacksonville in the fifth inning that would become the game winning run ... Singled against Loyola and Virginia Tech ... Started at second base in all three games against UTEP ... Scored two runs in game one of a three-game series with Tulsa ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a stolen base in the first game of a doubleheader against Mississippi Valley State ... Scored a run as a pinch runner in game three against Houston ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in game two against Alabama State ... Scored a run and had two stolen bases in game two against Middle Tennessee ... Went 1-for-3 in game one against UAB ... Had fourth stolen base of the season in first game of three-game series with Blazers.
Played in 24 games with seven starts ... Made four starts at shortstop and three at second base ... Had 12 appearances as a pinch runner and scored four runs in those situations ... Compiled six runs scored, an RBI, three walks and two stolen bases ... Made her college debut as a pinch runner in the season opener against Jacksonville State ... Came in to play second base against #2/3 Alabama and had two putouts and an assist ... Had her first career start at second base against Alcorn State ... Scored a run and had two walks in the game ... Started at second against Kennesaw State ... Scored the game-winning run in game one of a doubleheader against Central Arkansas in the fifth inning ... Had her first collegiate hit in game two and knocked in a run ... Stole home as a pinch runner against St. John's ... Scored a run as a pinch runner against Southern Miss ... Stole a base as a pinch runner against Marshall ... Scored a run as a pinch runner against Samford ... Scored her sixth run of the season against UAB in the Conference USA Tournament as a pinch runner.
A four-year letterwinner at shortstop at West Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Fla. ... Coached by Ronald Hoyt ... Boca Raton News Player of the Year in 2008 ... Earned all-conference recognition by the South Florida Sun Sentinel all four years ... Named to the first team all-county as a junior and a senior by the Palm Beach Post and the South Florida Sun Sentinel ... Named to the first team Super 11 ... Named to the all-star first team as a sophomore ... A Palm Beach Post All-Area honorable mention as a freshman ... Selected by the Florida Sports Writers Association's Class 5A Large Schools All-State Selection second team as a sophomore ... Served as the team captain from 2006-08 and was named team's MVP and Best Offensive Player those three years ... Helped lead her team in 2005 as the Class 4A District Champion and the Class 5A District Champion in 2006 and 2007 ... Led WBRCHS to three-straight regional championships from 2005-07 and the Class 5A Large School state runner-up in 2006 and 2007 ... Team earned its first National High School Team Ranking at 28th in the nation in 2007 ... Delivered the game-winning hit at the district and regional tournament to help lead team into the state championship series ... Hit .527 with 11 extra base hits as a senior, including two home runs, five triples and four doubles ... Also had 31 runs scored, 30 RBI and 22 stolen bases, 10 walks and only seven strikeouts ... Hit .333 as a junior with 15 RBI, 20 runs scored and 16 stolen bases, while sporting a .990 fielding percentage ... As a sophomore, hit .451 with 27 RBI, 21 runs, 21 stolen bases and a .989 fielding percentage ... Hit .424 as a freshman with two home runs, 23 RBI, 19 runs, 11 stolen bases and a .996 fielding percentage ... Totals 95 RBI, 91 runs scored, 70 stolen bases and four home runs in her four years at West Boca Raton.
Played travel ball and was a two-year team captain with the Coral Springs AlleyCats Gold Team coached by Ron Hoyt ... Hit .406 with 22 RBI, 21 runs scored and 12 stolen bases during the 2007 season ... Boasted a .995 fielding percentage and 12 extra base hits, including three home runs, two triples and seven doubles ... Played travel ball in 2006 with the Gold Coast Hurricanes Gold coached by Marty Cooper ... Team was a 2006 ASA Gold National Qualifier at Oklahoma City, Okla ... Also played for the 2005 Coral Springs AlleyCat 14U coached by Ron Hoyt, earning a 17th place finish out of 328 qualifying teams at the ASA Nationals in Owensboro, Ky.
Full name is Alyssa Nicole Palmieri ... Daughter of Nick and Karen Palmieri ... Born on August 10 in Boca Raton, Fla. ... Began playing softball at the age of 10 ... Has an older brother, John, and a younger sister, Lauren ... Graduate with a bachelor's degree in sport and leisure studies in December 2012.