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Alyssa Gillespie
Player Profile:
Alyssa Gillespie 759365
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hillsboro, Ore.
High School: Glencoe HS
Club: Northwest Bullets
Experience: 3 Letters


Will be a stabilizing presence in the outfield after the Ducks lost three-time All-American left fielder Janie Takeda...A slap hitter at the top of the lineup, could be in a for a big season on the basepaths setting the table for Oregon's stable of power hitters. 

AS A JUNIOR (2015)
Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic
...Hit .317 in 45 starts and 49 total games played...Scored 26 times and drove in 23 runs...Tallied five home runs, four doubles and one triple...Stole three bases on five attempts...Drew 23 walks while striking out 24 times...Started the season with at least one RBI in seven straight games, including a season-high three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader at Houston on Feb. 17...Homered and drove in two runs in a win over Cal on May 3...Took three walks on March 15 against Oregon State.

NCAA All-Regional Team...Honorable Mention All-Pac-12
...Hit .357 with 55 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 28 RBIs in a breakout season for the Ducks...Started 62 games while playing in 64..Made 28 starts at DP, 17 in right field, 16 in centerfield and one at first base...Went 10-for-14 on stolen bases...Hit .357 in 24 Pac-12 games with 27 runs scored...Hit a grand slam in the Ducks' 8-0 five-inning run rule win over No. 5 Washington on March 29...Went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs in a win at Utah on March 23...Had five hits over three games in the NCAA regionals with three runs scored and two RBIs.


Academic All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention...Started four games while appearing in 31 in her first active season with the Ducks...Hit .440 with nine runs, one double and 12 RBIs...Made her collegiate debut as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement at catcher against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 8)...Made the most of her first career start, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored after opeing the game in the outfield against James Madison (March 3)...Her four hits were the most by any Duck in a single game during the 2013 season.

Redshirt the season.

In 2011, the centerfielder topped +.500 at the plate, and helped her Glencoe squad to a 25-3 and 12-2 overall and league marks. In the state tourney, her squad opened with wins over Sheldon (10-8) and Sunset (7-6) before a quarterfinal loss to Aloha (3-2)...Against Sunset, the league co-player of the year hit a two-out, two-run double to open scoring in a four-run fourth inning...As a junior, hit .472 after equally impressive averages as a sophomore (.469) and freshman (.367)...Also one of the area’s top basketball players, the four-year letterwinner at guard and post was a second-team all-league pick as a senior and junior, a third-team selection as a freshman and honorable mention as a sophomore.

In club softball action, her Northwest Bullets team placed ninth in the 2011 Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif...In previous years, her Northwest Blaze squad won the 2009 ASA National Tournament and placed seventh in 2008...The club also won the 2009 Colorado Fireworks Tournament after third- and fourth-place finishes in ’08 and ’06.

Parents are Don and Vicki...Has one older sister, Lindsay...Major is business.

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