Softball

SloanGayan

  • position P
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Ottawa, Ill.
  • High school Ottawa Township HS

2021 (Sophomore): Dropped hitting to focus on being a pitcher in 2021, as she used to do both … Picked up the win in the circle vs. NC Central on Feb. 21, allowing 0 runs on one hit in three innings of work … Struck out four vs. the NC Central Eagles, a new career high

2020 (Freshman): Got the win in her first-career start in the circle against Detroit Mercy on Feb. 16 at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz. … Pitched well in relief as Kentucky fell to Georgia Tech in game two of the Samford Tournament … Also pitched vs. Detroit in The Spring Games, closing out a 22-0 win with two complete innings in the circle … Played a huge role in the circle during UK’s comeback win vs. Marshall, throwing 1.1 scoreless middle innings to keep the Herd at bay.

  • Northern Illinois Big 12 All-Conference in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Northern Illinois Big 12 Co-MVP in 2018
  • IHSA first team 3A All-State in 2017 and 2018 seasons
  • Junior year she went 20-5 in the circle with a 1.24 ERA and three saves. Offensively, she hit .479 with 46 RBI, 10 doubles, three triples and six home runs.
  • Varsity basketball player for three years, and was Big 12 All-Conference in 2017-18.
  • 3.97 GPA, National Honor’s Society member, ranked in the top 40 in her class of 330+.

Lawson on Gayan:
“Sloan adds depth to our pitching staff. She has great breaking pitches who will throw batters off balance and a lot of experience in the circle.”

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