Jillian Lafrance | Graduate Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: West Florida '10
Office Phone: 474-3315
Career: 2009 GSC East Pitcher of the Year... Finished career with a 56-22 record and a 1.82 ERA... Struck out 520 batters in three years... Best season was 2009 with a 24-8 record, and a 1.63 ERA... Opponents hit .222 off of her during three-year career... A career .302 hitter with 120 hits, 31 doubles, three triples, 12 homeruns, and 85 RBI... Recorded a perfect 1.000 career fielding percentage.
2010: GSC All-Academic Team... GSC All-Tournament Team... Named to Preseason All-GSC Team... GSC Pitcher of the Week (2/15)... Argonaut of the Week (2/22)... Pitching: Was 15-6 with two saves and a 1.68 ERA in 20 starts and 17 complete games... Struck out 149 in 146 innings of work... GSC's first Pitcher of the Week (2/15)... Fanned 12 batters in first appearance of the season to secure a 2-1 win over PBA (2/13)... Allowed just two hits in extra inning 4-1 win over Saint Leo, punching out season-high 14 batters (2/19)... Shut out both opponents, Flagler and Eckerd, on second day of EC Triton Invitational (2/20)... Struck out 11 and allowed just three hits in defeat of Miles College (2/27)... Collected both wins in sweep of Shawnee State, allowing just six hits in 9.1 innings of work (3/10)... Earned first season conference win in just five innings in 11-1 win over West Georgia (3/14)... After missing almost a month due to injury, Lafrance bounced back with a 12-inning, 3-2 victory of conference rival Alabama-Huntsville at the GSC Tournament... Batting: Hit .311 with 38 hits in 122 at-bats... Tallied 15 doubles, three homeruns, and 32 RBI... 2-for-2 with a homerun in 2-1 season-opening win over PBA (2/13)... Went 4-for-8 with two doubles, a run, and three RBI in final day of GSC-SSC Crossover (2/14)... Had a 3-for-4, three RBI performance in six-inning win over Eckerd (2/20)... First career grand slam led to seven RBI on just hits in win over Miles College (2/27)... Was 4-for-8 with five RBI on two doubles and homerun in series sweep of Shawnee State (3/10)... Was 6-for-11 with three doubles at GSC Tournament.
2009: Started 38 of 42 appearances... Pitching: Earned honors on Daktronics All-South Region First Team... Named GSC East Pitcher of the Year... All-GSC First Team... Named GSC Pitcher of the Week four times... Threw 32 complete games with 12 shutout wins... Posted a 1.63 ERA, holding her opponents to a .208... Struck out a team-high 223 batters, walking just 22... Won 11 straight to start the season before suffering her first loss... Batting: Hit .307 with 39 hits on the season... Had 7 doubles, 3 homeruns, and led the team with 3 triples... In a three-game series with Delta State, she went 5-for-9 with two doubles, a triple, and a homerun... Knocked in three RBI in a 2-for-3 performance against Rockhurst (3/11)... Was 2-for-4 against Ouachita Baptist (4/04).
2008: Earned 45 starts in 57 appearances… Pitching: Led team with a 17-8 record… Finished season with a 2.81 ERA… Struck out team-high 148 batters, holding her opponents to a .228 batting average… Was named as season’s first GSC Pitcher of the Week with wins over Rollins College and Lynn University, allowing only one run in 14 innings pitched (2/12)… Consecutive shut-out wins over Evangel and Grace College, totaling 19 strikeouts led to her second Pitcher of the Week selection (3/11)... Batting: Opened season with a two-for-four outing and home run in win over Rollins College (2/8)… Was perfect three-for-three, knocking in season-high five RBIs against Missouri Western (2/24)… Was three-for-five with two doubles and three RBIs in win over Paine College (3/7)… Went three-for-four at the plate in regional win over Alabama-Huntsville (5/7)… Was most successful bases-loaded batter for West Florida with a .421.
Personal: Daughter of David and Diane Lafrance… Majoring in physical education.