AMANDA BRENDEL #11
TRANSFER: Transferred from Rend Lake College (Ina, Illinois) where she hit .388 with eight doubles, six triples, five home runs, and 46 RBIs as a freshman in 2008...led Rend Lake in batting average, triples, home runs, and RBIs...also led the Warriors in the pitching circle with a 10-13 record, a 2.76 ERA, and 72 strikeouts in 154.2 innings of work.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Salem Community High School (Salem, Illinois) where she earned eight varsity letters in basketball and softball...hit .539 with six home runs and 25 RBIs as a senior in 2007 after recording a school-record .554 batting average with four home runs and 44 RBIs as a junior in 2006...was a four-time All-Conference performer...earned second-team All-State honors in 2007 and third-team All-State honors in 2006...also was named All-State Special Mention by the Chicago Tribune and was the Centralia Morning Sentinel Class AA Player of the Year in 2007.
TRAVEL: Helped her travel squad to the 2007 18U NSA World Series championship.
PERSONAL: Born February 11, 1989...daughter of Mark and Denise Brendel.