On Peel: Will miss beginning of season due to an illness ... quiet leader who has a great sense of the game ... displays a great bat and makes difficult plays at second base look easy ... tied for seventh in program history with 17 sacrifice hits ... tied for third in Maryland's all-time sacrifice flies (3).
As a Junior in 2003: Began season as Maryland's starting second baseman for third year in a row until an illness sidelined her for part of the second half of the season ... appeared in 33 games and made 22 starts for the Terrapins ... had two hits and drove in a run at the University of Georgia Invitational (Feb. 14-15) ... scored two runs in a doubleheader sweep against Coppin State (April 13) ... went 1-for-3 and knocked in a run against Maryland-Eastern Shore (May 1).
As a Sophomore in 2002: Started in all 52 games for the Terps, finished third on the team in runs scored (18) ... smacked two home runs for the Terrapins, which tied her for fourth on the team ... placed fourth among her teammates in doubles (8) ... 21 runs driven in tied for third in the Terps' lineup ... first on the team in walks (24) ... second-most assists on the team (65) ... involved in three of Maryland's four double plays ... third-most putouts on the team (115) ... recorded three multi-hit games ... doubled twice and drove in a run during Maryland's 4-0 victory over Samford in the Bama Bash (Feb. 10) ... two-run homer contributed to the Terps' seven runs against Seton Hall (Feb. 22) ... went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in the second half of a doubleheader against LaSalle (March 15) ... doubled and drove in two runs against Harvard at the Buzz Classic (March 24) ... had a 2-for-3, three-RBI performance in the first game at the new Terrapin Softball Complex (April 10) ... knocked in two runs for the Terps in a 5-0 win over George Mason (April 17) ... doubled and drove in two runs against North Carolina in Maryland's first ACC win (April 27).
As a Freshman in 2001: Played in 44 games for the Terrapins and started 39 at second base despite being slowed by a thyroid-related illness ... began her collegiate career with a bang, hitting in 4-of-5 games and driving home four runs at the season-opening USF-Holiday Inn Invitational (Feb. 16-18) ... first college hit was a RBI-double against No. 19 Notre Dame (Feb. 16) ... game-winning single came against Hofstra (Feb. 17) ... two-RBI blooper brought the Terrapins within a run of No. 18 South Carolina, and eventually led to a come-from-behind, extra-inning upset victory ... smacked her first career home run in the seventh inning of Game 2 of a doubleheader against Drexel (March 20) ... the Terps had dropped the first contest, and Peel's late-game heroics sparked a comeback and allowed the Terrapins to save the split ... season-high four-game hit streak began Feb. 25 at the FAU-Worth Invitational and lasted through the Terrapin Invitational, March 2-3 ... was a flawless 2-for-2 on the season in stolen bases ... a member of Maryland's 2000-01 Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: A tri-sport athlete at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md. ... played softball, volleyball and basketball ... won the state championship with the softball squad twice (1997 and 1998) and the volleyball team in 1999 ... an All-SMAC selection in softball ... named All-Met by the Washington Post in 2000 ... summer team member of the Maryland Dynasty.
Personal: Born Feb. 8, 1982 ... Jennifer is the daughter of Jackie and Michael Peel ... has two sisters, Christi (26) and Michelle (25) ... Michelle played softball at Rider and graduated in the spring of 2001 ... majoring in physical education.
Peel at the plate... Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2001 44-39 .123 106 7 13 2 0 1 7 2-2 2002 52-52 .182 148 18 27 8 0 2 21 6-6 2003 33-22 .109 64 4 7 2 0 0 2 3-4 Totals 129-113 .148 318 29 47 12 0 3 30 11-12