The Panthers blank UConn, 6-0, in game one Saturday evening.
The Panthers improve to 21-17 on the year and 4-6 in Big East play.
2012: Served as a pinch runner in 17 contests...scored two runs on the year...registered a run during a 2-1 victory over Georgetown at Vartabedian Field (April 11).
2011: Saw action in nine games during her rookie season...made her first career appearance as a pinch hitter against Florida Atlantic (February 26)...recorded two putouts against North Carolina A&T (March 12)...tallied her first run as a Panther against St. John's (April 21)...crossed the plate on a passed ball against Rutgers (May 1).
High School: Four-year starter at Broomfield High School...two-time all-conference selection...three-time all-academic honoree...garnered the 2009 Team Defensive MVP and 2008 Team MVP accolades...played club softball for Stephanie Klaviter and Dave King's Triple Crown Stars.
Personal: Born August 11, 1993...daughter of Steve and Julie Derus...has a twin sister Lindsey, who is a cheerleader at the University of Colorado, one younger brother, Riley...majoring in mechanical engineering.
PITT STUDENT-ATHLETES SET TO PARTICIPATE IN COACH FOR COLLEGE PROGRAM
Manuel Garners NFCA All-Region Honors
Kaitlin Manuel: My Final Goodbye
Ortega Named to All-ACC Freshman Team
Zeremenko, Maldonado Earn First National Bank Weekly Honors
Panthers Fall to Yellow Jackets in Series Finale