As a freshman in 2011: Started 49 games ... recorded 10 RBI on 23 hits ... third on the team in walks (15) ... recorded a .971 fielding percentage ... tied for the team lead in sacrifice fly balls (3) ... went 2-for-3 against UNC Greensboro (Feb. 13) ... drew two walks vs. East Carolina (Feb. 18) ... went 4-for-6 in double header against Georgetown (April 17).
Before St. John's: Played softball for four years as a catcher/third baseman/shortstop at George C. Marshall, serving as captain for two years ... was George C. Marshall's Most Outstanding Player in 2009 and 2010 ... named to All-Liberty District first team VHSVA Division AAA All-State second team and Washington Post All-Met second team as a senior ... also earned first team all-region and second team all-state honors as a senior ... batted .378 with .622 slugging percentage and four home runs and earned All-Liberty District honors from 2007-09 ... played travel ball for six years with the Vienna Stars.
Personal: Born in Fairfax ,Va. ... parents are Teri Sears and Darrel Tilson ... has an older brother, Michael Burd ... intends to major in accounting ... enjoys listening to music, four-wheeling and fishing.
Tilson Up Close...
Most Thrilling Moment of Athletic Career: Having the game-winning hit against my high school cross-town rival. It was the first time GCMHS beat Madison High School in 10 years.
Why did you decide to come to St. John's: It's a great school in a great location and the coaches are amazing.
Hero/Role model: Mom
Teammate that inspires you: Past - Lauren McColgan, on STJ - Kacee Cox
Favorite Movie: "Cop Out"