#16 • Sara Hamilton
Senior • OF/IF • 5-8
Washington, Ill. • Washington H.S./Illinois Central
Junior (2011): Started all 28 games for the Red Devils, primarily in center field ... Hit a SLIAC-best .488 with five home runs and 22 runs batted in ... Named to the All-SLIAC First Team ... Led EC with an .800 slugging percentage, a .528 on-base percentage, 39 hits and six doubles ... Compiled a .528 batting average and a .582 on-base percentage in SLIAC games ... Hit safely in 23 out of 28 games ... Posted a .595 batting average with two homers and 11 RBI during a 14-game hit streak from March 17 through April 16 ... Clobbered her first Eureka home run against Rust on March 15 ... Went 7-for-8 with six RBI, three doubles, three runs scored, a triple and a homer in a doubleheader sweep of Principia on April 2 ... Smacked a triple in a 3-for-4 showing at Knox on April 13 ... Hit home runs in back-to-back games versus Westminster and Fontbonne on April 27-28 ... Went 5-for-7 in a SLIAC doubleheader against Spalding on April 30.
Sophomore (2010): Hit .321 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 41 games for junior college Illinois Central ... Also recorded 23 runs scored and nine doubles ... Named to the NJCAA Region 24 All-Region Tournament Team.
Freshman (2009): Played in 35 games, hitting .314 with five home runs and 25 RBI for Illinois Central ... Recorded 20 runs scored and six doubles ... Helped the Cougars to an NJCAA Region 24 championship.
Washington High School: A two-time All-Mid-Illini Conference First Team selection ... Named the Panthers’ most valuable player as a senior in 2008.
Personal: The daughter of Jim and Carol Hamilton, Sara was born March 24, 1990 in Fulda, Germany ... Has a younger sister, Natalie (16) ... Started 50 games for the Eureka women’s basketball program from 2009 through 2011 ... Majoring in physical education.