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Amy Solava
Amy Solava

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Lenox, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way Central

Height:
5-9

Position:
P/IF

Bats/Throws:
R/R


2010: Closed out her career ranked second on Loyola's career list in wins (45), innings pitched (588.0) and strikeouts (412)...had her best season with the bat, hitting .354 with a home run and 13 RBI...drove in 13 runs despite having only 17 hits...batted .387 with a homer and 11 RBI at Loyola Softball Park...tossed a two-hit shutout and struck out five in a season-opening victory against Providence...pitched a shutout and scattered six hits in a win over Sacred Heart...struck out a season-high six batters against No. 18 Illinois...fired three innings of one-hit ball to earn the win in a 19-0 victory over Detroit...hit safely in the final five games of the season...went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI in a 9-1 victory versus Detroit...in a season-ending three-game series versus Detroit, batted .667 (6-for-9) with seven RBI...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll...NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete...earned Loyola's Director's Award for having the highest grade-point average of any female student-athlete at the school.

2009: Picked up Second Team All-Horizon League honors, marking her third straight season as an All-League performer...also named ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-District V...finished her junior year ranked second on Loyola's career list for wins (42) and strikeouts (377)...two-time U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection...went 10-5 with a 2.02 ERA in League contests...was 6-2 with a 1.39 ERA in nine appearances at home...chosen Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26...tossed a one-hit shutout in wins over Pittsburgh and Green Bay...struck out a season-high 10 batters in a victory against Connecticut...tossed 10.2 innings and also hit a home run in a hard-luck loss at Illinois...recorded three three-hit games, all of which came versus League foes...in a three-game series versus Detroit, batted .667 (6-for-9) with a double, a home run and four RBI...hit a homer against Detroit in the opening round of the Horizon League Championship...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2008: First Team All-Horizon League selection for the second time in as many seasons...named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on April 21...won a career-best 16 games, which ranks third on Loyola's single-season chart...went 8-4 with a 1.78 ERA in Horizon League action...won five of her final six decisions of the year...named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after posting a 3-1 record and 1.28 ERA in four starts...was dominant in her 16 wins, posting a 0.80 ERA and allowing only 69 hits in 104.2 innings...went 9-4 with a 1.14 ERA at home...in a 6-3 victory at Wright State on April 19, hit a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to provide the winning margin and also tossed all 11 innings and struck out eight to earn the win...matched a season high with eight strikeouts and did not allow an earned run in 6.0 innings of toil versus Purdue...hurled back-to-back one-hit victories against Youngstown State, March 29-30...tossed a two-hit shutout and struck out six in a 7-0 win at Cal State Fullerton...scattered five hits and hit a game-winning two-run homer in the sixth inning of a 2-1 win over Butler at the Horizon League Championship...her 28 wins through her first two seasons are the most by a Rambler since Lindsey LaChiana won 30 games in 2003-04...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll and was named to the Horizon League Softball All-Academic Team...named a NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete.

2007: Second Team All-Mideast Region, First Team All-Horizon League and Horizon League All-Newcomer Team selection...first Loyola freshman ever named Horizon League Pitcher of the Year...led the team in every major statistical category...opponents batted a paltry .196 against the right-hander...her 161 strikeouts are the third-highest, single-season total in Loyola annals...two-time Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honoree...registered three double-digit strikeout performances, including a season-high, 14-punchout effort in a nine-inning, two-hit victory over Wright State...in League play, was dominant, posting an 8-4 record with a 1.83 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 76.2 innings...picked up her first collegiate win in the season opener at UC Riverside, throwing 4.1 innings of relief, while striking out six and allowing only one run...fanned 13 in a three-hit, complete-game victory over Sacramento State...struck out 11 in a 2-1 win at Cleveland State...threw 5.1 innings of relief and struck out seven, surrendering only two hits, against Notre Dame...tossed a two-hit shutout in a 3-0 win versus No. 14 DePaul for Loyola's first win over the Blue Demons since 1995...scattered six hits and struck out seven in a shutout of Detroit at the Horizon League Championship...was a workhorse, throwing all 12 innings and allowing four hits in a hard-luck 2-1 defeat to UIC at the League Championship...struck out at least one batter in 28 of her 31 appearances...picked up her first collegiate hit against Cal State Fullerton...registered a pair of hits versus UIC at the League Championship.

High School: As a senior, posted a 20-3 record with a miniscule 0.34 ERA and 203 strikeouts, to only 22 walks, while also batting .398 with two home runs and 19 RBI...earned Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Team honors in 2006...named Lincoln-Way Central's Athlete of the Year in 2006...team most valuable player, all-conference and all-area selection as Lincoln-Way Central won the conference title...three-time all-conference and four-time all-area pick...helped Lincoln-Way Central to regional championships in 2003 and 2005...Illinois State Scholar...member of the National Honor Society...Pi Sigma Pi and Mu Alpha Theta.