Port Jefferson, NY
Earl L. Vandermeulen HS
Earned the starting third base spot after serving as a backup in 2007 ... Hit .216 during the season with 32 at-bats, including five doubles and one homerun ... Posted a .239 hitting percentage during conference play ... Hit .273 with three hits in Norman Regional ... Played solid defense at the hot corner in the Texas A&M series where she had four putouts and seven assists (4/12-13) ... Hit game-winning RBI single in bottom of 10th to lead OU to 3-2 victory over Texas Tech (4/10) ... Key to OU's 11-1 route of Nebraska as she hit first career home run and had three RBI (3/29) ... Perfect in OU's 8-0 win over Kansas as she went 2-for-2 (3/22) ... Recorded key RBI single in OU's 4-3 win against Princeton (3/16) ... Had career outing against UCSB (2/8) where she scored two runs and walked three times.
Knocked in an RBI against Kansas (4/29) ... Started second game of the year against Missouri where she picked up a single (4/15) ... Earned first start of the season against Central Arkansas (3/28) ... Made the most of starting opportunity as she recorded two hits, including a double against the Bears ... Added third double of the season against Centenary (3/10) ... Pounded a pinch-hit RBI single against Temple (3/4) ... Recorded second double of her career in 14-0 route of Arkansas and added a single in the 10-2 win in second game of the twin bill (2/28) ... Saw first action of the year as a pinch hitter against Florida International (2/10).
Started 42 games at shortstop... Became the third freshman in three years to start at shortstop for the Sooners ... Starting role diminished in the latter part of the season ... Owned a .935 fielding percentage on the year ... Broke out of a hitting slump with a career two-hit performance and one RBI against North Texas (3/22) ... Pounded an RBI single against Troy (3/4) ... Broke through hitting slump with a single against Pacific (2/25) ... Missed first four games in OU/Nike Classic after catching a ground ball in the face in practice ... Did not start against Indiana, but received playing time in games after coming back from injury (2/17) ... Sparked a Sooner rally with her first career hit against UNLV (2/11) ... Recorded one of three OU hits in the seventh inning that led to a come-from-behind victory over Long Beach State (2/12).
A five-time letterwinner at Port Jefferson HS for coach Steve Smith... Played across the infield ... Four-time all-country member ... Two-time first team all-state member ... Posted a career .533 batting average and 151 RBI ... Recorded .400 batting average during senior campaign ... Hit seven doubles and four triples her final season ... Nominated as best female athlete in the county as a senior ... Selected as female athlete for her high school ... Named "player to watch" during senior and junior years ... Honored as defensive player of the year during senior campaign ... Selected as All-Long Island during junior year ... Named second team all-state member as a sophomore ... Honored as rookie of the year her first season ... Played for New Jersey Breakers travel team in 2004 Gold National ... Two-time letterwinner in basketball, gymnastics, soccer and field hockey ... Led team to All-Long Island and league titles in field hockey in 2004 ... Named as member of all-tournament and all-conference in field hockey in 2004 ... Named to the honor roll all four years.
Born Jessica Renée Legendre in Port Jefferson, N.Y., ... Parents are Raymond and Lisa Legendre ... Has three siblings: Jamie, Steven, and Michael, 5 ... Brother Steven is a member of the gymnastics team at OU and the current NCAA champion in floor and vault... Majoring in criminology and sociology ... Family currently resides in Flower Mound, Texas.