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Maddie Wensel


North Huntingdon, Pa.

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Maddie  Wensel


Patriot League Selects 13 for Academic Honor Roll

Selections must hold a 3.2 semester GPA


Marinelli Drives in Four to Lead Leopards to Doubleheader Sweep

Lafayette wins 2-1 and 7-5 at Holy Cross; Teams will conclude series on Sunday


Marist Snaps Leopards’ Five-Game Win Streak

Offense held to two hits in first game of Wednesday twinbill


Leopards Sweep Rider to Win Fifth Straight

M. Wensel drives in three runs while Gordon and Thomas collect wins


Boston U. Pitching Closes Out Softball on Sunday

Leopards manage three hits in the finale


Lafayette vs. Delaware St.

Lafayette Softball


Lafayette vs. Boston University

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette vs. Villanova

Photos by: Nicole Palmasano


Lafayette vs. Villanova

Photos by: Nicole Palmasano


Lafayette vs. Army

Photos by: Nicole Palmasano

2017: Played in 39 games with 36 starts, splitting time between catcher and designated hitter...hit for a .290 average (second best on the team) with one home run, seven doubles and 11 RBI...had five multi-hit games and eight games with extra-base hits...stole three bases...threw out nine potential base stealers...doubled in a pair of runners to give Lafayette the lead for good in a 5-4 win over St. Peter's (3/28)...ripped a solo home run in a 4-3 win over Rider (4/30) of 13 Lafayette softball student-athletes named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2016: Played in 44 games with 42 starts in her rookie season, spending time at catcher and DH...hit for a .227 average with a double, a triple and two home runs...had five multi-hit games...was efficient at throwing from behind the plate, cutting down 10 would-be base stealers, the fifth-best mark in a season at Lafayette...drove in three runs on two hits, including a two-run homer in a 10-3 win over Delaware State (2/20)...added a solo home runs against Wagner (3/19)...went 3-for-4 with two RBI in game one at Howard and scored three runs in a 10-6 win the night cap (3/22)...plated three runs in a 10-5 win over Rider (4/17) of 16 Lafayette softball players to earn a place on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Four-year starter who finished her career with a .720 cumulative batting average and a .946 on-base percentage while leading her team to a pair of section championships...captured all-section and all-state honors at Norwin High School in western Pennsylvania...played travel ball with Team Pennsylvania and was a USSSA national champion and offensive MVP while also garnering USSSA All-World Team laurels...National Honor Society member with a 4.3 weighted GPA...earned the President Award of Academic Excellence, the Academic Citizenship Award, Norwin, "Noble Knight" Award and was a Tribune Total Media Outstanding Citizen Award...served as the vice president of the Norwin Letterwinners Club and Spanish Club...worked as a peer mentor and was a member of the Norwin Quiz Team, S.A.D.D. and F.C.C.L.A.

Personal: Daughter of Daniel and Holly Wensel...has younger sisters, Mackenzie, Mallory and Macy...grandfather, Frank Avolio, played football at Nebraska...plans to major in Biology...born May 18, 1997.