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Kaitlyn Wilkens
Kaitlyn  Wilkens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moorpark, Calif.

High School:
Moorpark

Height:
5-6

Position:
C

03/28/2015

St. John's Kicks Off BIG EAST Action With Saturday Sweep Over Butler

Red Storm comes from behind in game two to cap the doubleheader sweep.

02/25/2015

Season-High 14 Hits Leads UC Riverside To 8-0 Victory Over St. John's

Brittany Garcia and Kaitlyn Wilkens pick up sole hits for the Red Storm.

02/13/2015

Red Storm Drops A Pair In Tournament Opener On Friday

St. John's limited to only three hits in each of the two games.

10/08/2014

Softball Program Hosts Ninth-Annual 100-Out Fundraiser Game

Team Storm defeats Team Red, 19-6, in 100-out fundraising event.

10/02/2014

St. John's Softball Earns 11 NFCA Scholar-Athlete Honors

NFCA honors 1,096 Division I student-athletes with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

12/11/2014

2015 Season Preview

2015 Season Preview

04/15/2015

St. John's vs. Iona

St. John's softball vs. Iona on April 15, 2015.

03/02/2015

2015 California Spring-Break Trip

Photos from the San Diego Classic on Feb. 27 - March 1, 2015.

02/20/2015

USF Presidents Day Weekend Tournament

An inside look at the USF Presidents Day Weekend Tournament in Tampa, Florida, from Feb. 13-15, 2015. (Photos courtesy of Jason Roberts/Envision Sports Media)

04/01/2014

St. John's vs. Butler - April 1, 2014

#SJUSB Photo Gallery: April 1, 2014 Butler 4, St. John's 2 St. John's 7, Butler 5

03/05/2014

#SJUSB vs. The Dutch National Team

#SJUSB vs. The Dutch National Team on March 5, 2014

As a senior in 2017: Saw action in 28 games with 13 starts in her final season … Recorded a .175 batting average … In nine at bats, tallied seven hits and drove in seven RBIs … Hit a three-run homerun in the first game of the season (Feb. 11) against Delaware to help the Johnnies to a 12-8 victory and their first win of the season … Defensively threw out 4 runners trying to steal … Recorded 104 put-outs for the third most on the team, also assisted with eight outs on the season with a fielding percentage of .991 … Named to BIG EAST weekly honor roll (Feb. 13). 

As a junior in 2016: Played in 45 games with 39 starts ... recorded a .321 batting average in BIG EAST play with 11 RBIs and six runs scored ... finished the season with two home runs, 17 RBIs and 14 runs scored ... threw out 15 runners trying to steal, which was the second best mark in the BIG EAST ... led the conference with two pick-offs ... earned first-career BIG EAST Player of the Week honor on March 21 after hitting .545 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs ... first-career home run came during a 2-for-3 performance against Stony Brook ... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and scored a run in a win at Georgetown (March 26) ... smashed a home run and drove in three runs against Villanova (April 2) to match a career-high for RBIs in a game ... named to the 2015-16 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

As a sophomore in 2015: Appeared in 17 games, starting in eight … tallied seven hits in 22 at bats for a .318 batting average … registered four RBIs and one run … drew three walks and one hit-by-pitch … recorded 31 putouts and seven assists with a 1.000 fielding percentage … went a perfect 3-3 with a career-high three RBIs in a win over Rhode Island (March 8) … notched a go-ahead pinch-hit RBIs single that proved to be the difference maker in a win over Butler (March 28) … member of the 2014-15 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... recognized as a 2014-15 NFCA Scholar-Athlete.

As a freshman in 2014:
Played in 26 games, starting in 15 ... earned first career double in her first start against Northern Illinois on Feb. 8 ... picked up her first collegiate stolen base on the road against Iona (March 27) where she went 3-for-5 with a RBIs ... finished the season with seven RBIs, five walks, two sacrifice bunts and a sacrifice fly ... named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
... named a 2013-14 NFCA Scholar-Athlete.


Before St. John's: Four year varsity member of the softball team at Moorpark High School ... named two-time All-League Second Team member ... also played on the Firecrackers.

Personal: Parents are Tom and Anita Wilkens ... brother James serves for the U.S. Navy ... majoring in childhood education.

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Career Highs:
At Bats: 5, two times, last at Georgetown (3/25/16)

Runs: 2, vs. Green Bay (3/4/16)
Hits: 3, two times, last vs. Rhode Island (3/8/15)
RBI: 3, three times, last at Villanova (4/2/16)


Wilkens Up Close...
Favorite ballpark: Citi Field
Age when you started playing softball: 7.
Favorite softball player: Stacie Newman.
Most memorable hit: My first high school homerun.
Most memorable catch: When I dove for a bunt, then picked off the girl at first
Best piece of softball advice you ever received: "Mistakes are going to happen. It's how you respond to them that really matters" - Mackenzie Vandergeest
Most influential person in your athletic career: My dad. He has never given up on me and always pushes me to do better.

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