7 Colleen Roney
7 Colleen Roney
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wheaton, Ill.
High School: Glen Ellyn Glenbard South
Position: Outfield
Bats/Throws: L/R

2010 Season (Junior): Career Statistics.

2009 Season (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Competed in 30 contests and started in 17 games . . .  Received nine starts in right field and eight at left field position . . . Finished the season with three total base hits (all singles) . . . Garnered a hit apiece against Minnesota Duluth (3/13) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament, at Tiffin (4/18), and vs. Lake Superior State (4/22) . . . Went one-for-one at the plate with a run scored against Lake Superior State (4/22) in a league matchup . . . Scored a run in eight encounters . . . Posted a .500 batting average (2-4) in 18 conference outings . . . Totaled a combined five putouts in first two season appearances, including a season-high three putouts vs. Indianapolis (3/9) in a Florida Rebel Spring Tourney contest. 

2008 Season (Freshman): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Played in 36 games with 15 starts, including nine in right field and four in left field . . . Recorded three multiple-hit games with all being two-hit performances - versus Upper Iowa (3/10) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament and in both games of a GLIAC doubleheader at Lake Superior State (4/19) . . . Finished four-for-seven at the plate, including two doubles, to go with four RBIs and three runs scored in twinbill at Lake Superior State (4/19) . . . Her first collegiate base hit was a second-inning RBI double versus Upper Iowa (3/10) in initial college at bat . . . Scored a season-best two runs apiece against New Haven (3/15) at Florida Rebel Tourney and in the second game of a home non-conference doubleheader versus Cornerstone (4/7) . . . Tallied at least a run scored in 12 outings . . . Batted for a .455 average (5-11) in 14 conference contests, which featured six runs scored, two doubles, and three RBIs.

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 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, played softball at Loyola University in Chicago, Ill. . . . Hobbies include dancing, sleeping and eating . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Majoring in resort management.

Multiple Hit Games: 2008-3; 2009-0
Multiple RBI Games: 2008-3; 2009-0

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