AS A JUNIOR (2016): Started all 52 games at catcher...named captain of the bullpen before the season by teammates...was fantastic defensively, leading the Big Ten in runners caught stealing with 16...hit at a .342 clip with a .376 on base percentage and .443 slugging percentage...ranked first on the team in RBIs (30), second in batting average (.342), slugging percentage (.443), hits (54), doubles (10), and total bases (70)...started the season off hot, holding her average at .400 through a month of the season...totaled six hits at the Kajkiawa Classic to start a ten game hitting streak, including a RBI single against Boise State (2/12), two hits and a RBI double against San Diego (2/13), and another two hit performance the following day against Utah State (2/14)...had one hit and two RBIs in each of the first four games of the Panther Invitational (2/19-2/20)...went 2-for-4 with a double against No. 5 Alabama...was star of game in win against RV Florida Atlantic (2/27) with a 3-for-3 four RBI performance including a two run first inning home run and a go-ahead tenth inning sacrifice fly...followed the FAU game with a 2-for-4 game against Stony Brook (2/28)...reached height batting average mark (.400) after a 2-for-3 outing against Monmouth that included a double...hit walk-off two run single against Columbia (3/6) as part of a 2-for-3 three RBI performance...went 2-for-4 against BYU (3/11)...smashed two run dinger and caught Brenna Nation's no-hitter in 8-0 win over St. Louis (3/12)...reached base twice including a double at No. 12 Oklahoma (3/12)...went 1-for-3 with a two run single against Binghamton (3/20)...pushed two hits through in Nebraska series (4/1-3)...knocked two hits including a double in the second game of the St. Francis doubleheader (4/5)...totaled four hits, three RBIs, and two runs against Michigan State (4/8-10)...had incredible weekend at Penn State (4/15-17) (8-for-10, four RBIs, two doubles) which included two three hit games and a two hit game...hit two doubles and counted three RBIs in the Penn State opener (4/15)...smacked single against No. 2 Michigan (4/23)...went 2-for-3 with first inning RBI at No. 24 Minnesota (4/30)...boosted batting average .13 points in final series against Indiana (5/1-3)...hit two singles and scored a run in the Hoosier series opener (5/7), knocked a RBI single in game two (5/7), and went 2-for-3 with a RBI double in the final game of the season (5/8).
Before Maryland: Appeared in 29 games last season for the University of Louisville...Starred for four seasons at Broadneck High School as a catcher and shortstop...led Ann Arundel County in RBIs in 2012...2013 Capital Gazette Softball Player of the Year...2012 Baltimore Sun Softball Spring All-Metro First Team..2011/2012 All-County First Team...2012 Broadneck High School MVP...played club softball for Team Reno
Personal: Kristina Dillard...daughter of Bruce and Geri Dillard...sibling of JD and Mariah Dillard...sports hero is Serena Williams...loves Maryland because it's an extremely well-rounded university...played for two seasons at the University of Louisville...pregame rituals include taking deep breaths, praying, and setting a goal...advice to young players is to make the most of your time and don't forget why you play...career plans include working in college athletics...majoring in communications.
|Hits||3, (3x) last vs. Penn State (4/17/16)|
|Runs||2, vs. St. Louis (3/12/16)|
4, vs. Florida Atlantic (2/28/16)