# 10 - Rachel Wade
Rachel Wade
Ferris State
Redshirt Freshman

Canton, Mich.

High School:




Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

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

2007 Season (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Earned all-state recognition in 2005 as a junior at second base for Canton High . . . Coached by Jim Arnold . . . A 2006 graduate . . . Hit for a .448 average as a senior with 43 hits in 96 official plate appearances in 30 games . . . Cracked six doubles and four triples while producing 21 RBIs with 28 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in final prep campaign . . . Notched 76 assists in the field with only one error in senior year . . . Twice (2004-05) honored as an all-district, all-division and all-area selection . . . Batted .464 in 34 contests during junior year with 48 base hits in 97 at bats . . . Compiled 12 RBIs and had 38 runs scored while totaling six extra-base hits as a junior in helping guide the Chiefs to a 34-1 overall record along with academic all-state team status . . . Played a key role in helping CHS win consecutive (2004-05) Western Lakes Activity Association and district championships along with a regional title in 2004 . . . Picked up honorable mention all-state and all-league kudos in 2004 as a sophomore after hitting .426 with 44 hits (seven extra-base hits) in 112 at bats for 31 outings . . . Drove in 16 runs while scoring 23 more as CHS registered a 23-8-1 overall mark for the 2004 season . . . Garnered 2003 all-division accolades in freshman year by hitting for a .345 average in 32 contests . . . Posted 32 hits, which included six triples and two doubles, in 87 official plate appearances while scoring 26 runs and racking up 13 RBIs . . . Notched a .936 fielding percentage with 48 putouts and 54 assists.

Personal: Daughter of Richard and Connie Wade . . . Born 12/28/87 in Farmington Hills, Mich. . . . Has an older brother . . . Nickname is "Rach" . . . Majoring in radiography.

Coach Becker on Wade: "Rachel provides some sneaky power and defense-busting capabilities from the left side of the plate. She will also shrink the Bulldog outfield with her ability to get a good jump off the bat and cover some ground in the grass."

On Deck With Wade:
Why I chose Ferris State: The softball program and academics
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: The coaches and all of the girls on the team
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make the sliding shorts comfortable
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Princess Diana
My favorite movie: Sound of Music
Favorite Music Group: Rascal Flatts
My worst fear: sharks and feet
My advice to youngsters is: don't play for anyone but yourself
My pregame ritual is: I check my bag three times before every game to make sure I have everything
My role model is: My parents and big brother
The motto I live by: Go big or go home
My first softball memory is: going to the store with my dad to buy my red mitt for tee-ball
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: When I got my puppy Zooy
Something unusual about me is:I name all my equipment

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