# 17 - Colleen Roney
Colleen Roney
Ferris State

Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Glen Ellyn Glenbard South




2008 Season (Freshman): Game-By-Game Statistics.

High School: A 2007 all-state honorable mention and All-Western Sun Conference pick as a senior at Glenband South High in Glen Ellyn, Ill. . . . Prepped by Julie Fonda-Smith . . . A 2007 graduate . . . Three-year (2005-07) varsity softball letterwinner . . . Guided 2007 team to regional, sectional, and conference championship titles as squad finished the campaign at 32-6 overall and 14-0 in conference action . . . Batted for a .344 average with 45 base hits in 131 at bats while driving in 12 runs and posting 16 stolen bases . . . The 2007 team captain also garnered five extra-base hits and posted a .977 fielding percentage en route to receiving all-area recognition . . . Hit .215 with 14 hits in 65 official plate appearances as a junior in 2006 while tallying six stolen bases as team went 27-10 overall . . . Helped the 2006 squad capture a regional championship and a league regular-season title . . . Served as president of school's Key Club and Pep Club along with being involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in her senior year . . . Three-year member of school's dance team.

Personal: Born 2/18/89 in Downers Grove, Ill. . . . Daughter of Michael and Ginny Roney of Grandville, Mich. . . . Her father works as a structural engineer and mother is a bookstore manager . . . Has an older brother and sister . . . Her sister, Shannon, enters her senior year as a member of Loyola University's 2008 softball team this spring . . . Hobbies include dancing, sleeping and eating . . . Majoring in resort management.

Coach Becker on Roney: "Colleen is another left-handed hitter who can move along the base paths and also make the outfield appear small in size. Colleen, who has a strong arm and a sneaky bat, will compete for an outfield position."

On Deck With Roney:
Why I chose Ferris State: I liked the school and wanted to play college softball
The motto I live by: Whatever happens, happens for a reason
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Coming to college and living on my own
Something unusual about me is that: I'm both a dancer and a softball player - the two are complete opposite
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: The team
My worst fear is: spiders
My favorite movie is: The Hot Chick
My favorite music group is: Don't have one as I like all music
My pre-game ritual is: listening to music
My role model is: my sister
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make the games longer
Advice to youngsters: The more you practice the better off you will be later. But make sure you practice well
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Michael Jordan

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