21  Molly Kestranek
Molly Kestranek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Mary's, Ga.

High School:
Fayetteville-Manlius

Height:
5-5

Position:
IF

Major:
Health Science


Career Highlights:
America East All-Championship team (2008)... NFCA Scholar Athlete (2007).

2009:
Hit a career-best eight doubles while slugging .466... ranked fifth on the team in AVG, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits and total bases... had 12 multi-hit and four multi-RBI games... reached base safely in 15-straight games (3/18-4/8)... went 3-for-3 with a double, home run, three RBI and a run scored against Rhode Island (3/24)... had a triple and scored two runs against Binghamton (3/28)... hit a three-run homer against Vermont (4/12).

2008:
Named to the America East All-Championship team... started in all 57 games... hit for a .288 average, had five doubles, three homers and drove in 20 runs... was second on the team with 86 assists... was 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in the semifinals of the America East Championships... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in a win over Monmouth (3/18)... blasted a game-tying grand slam in the fifth inning against Maine (3/30)... had a three-run homer in a 4-2 victory over Albany (4/27).

2007:
Hit .338 with three HR and 16 RBI on the season... went 4-5 with an RBI against St. Peter's College (4/19)... went 1-4 with a run scored against St. Mary's (CA) (3/11)... had an RBI double and a run scored against Idaho State (3/10)... went 2-3 against Utah Valley State (3/9)...named to Seahawk Classic all-tournament team... had three hits including a home run against Gardner-Webb (2/23)...went 2-3 with two RBI against Boston University (4/14)... went 1-4 with a home run against Marist (5/3).

2006:
Hit .257 with 35 hits... played in 50 games, starting 49... hit five homers and 25 RBI... struck out only 15 times in 136 at-bats... had a three-game hitting streak to end the season... went 3-9 with four runs scored and an RBI vs. Boston University (5/6-7)... belted a three-run homer and went 2-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader at UMBC (4/29)... went 1-3 with an RBI against Hartford (4/26)... went 1-3 with a homer against St. Peter's (4/20)... went 4-7 including a double with three runs scored and three RBI in a series at Binghamton (4/8)... went 2-5 including a grand-slam and two runs scored vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (3/30)... had two hits in a doubleheader at Manhattan (3/21)... went 3-6 with double and a home run and three runs scored vs. Monmouth (3/19)... went 2-3 with a three-run homer to dead center against Rutgers (3/18)... had a pinch-hit double vs. Lehigh (3/17)... had a 2-3 afternoon vs. Indiana State (3/12)... went 2-3 against Morehead State (3/10).

High School:
A four-year letterwinner at Fayetteville-Manlius for head coach Tom Blackford... selected as all-league, all-section, and all-central NY in 2005... picked to the Syracuse SkyChiefs 2004 and 2005 All-Star Teams... a member of the National Honor Society and a Special Olympics volunteer... also lettered in soccer, tennis, and basketball.

Personal:
Molly Joellen Kestranek... born March 15, 1987... daughter of Grace and Foster Kestranek... sister of Katie, who played softball at UConn... a health science major.