21  Molly Kestranek
Molly Kestranek


St. Mary's, Ga.

High School:



Health Science

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

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).

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).

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).

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.

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.