Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten (2017, '18, '19).
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Personal: Piper joined the Ohio University softball staff as an assistant coach on August 29, 2022, after spending the 2022 campaign as a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan State. Her aunt, Kay, was a two-sport athlete at Akron who played softball and volleyball from 1982-85. Piper lists former Ohio State assistant coach Anna Kirk as someone who has made a difference in her life. She also wears No. 47 in honor of Kirk, who donned the number during her playing career with the Buckeyes. As a child, Piper participated in football, basketball, and soccer. She enjoys listening to music and coaching softball and lists "Magic Stick" by Lil Kim as her walk-up song.
2023 AUX Season: Piper earned a share of 23rd place on the final leaderboard alongside Delanie Wisz, with a total of 768 points. She accumulated 600 win points and 128 stat points. On June 14, Piper was awarded MVP 2 honors after helping Team Garcia secure a 12-3 victory over Team Mulipola. Piper started in 7 out of 10 games and had a batting average of .250. She hit one home run and drove in six runs. She also scored three runs herself. Notably, she had back-to-back multi-hit performances during Series One. On June 12, Piper went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against Team Zerkle. On June 14, she had a 2-for-3 performance against Team Mulipola, driving in four runs and scoring two runs herself.
2022 Championship Season: Piper was a member of the All-Defensive Team and a finalist for the GEICO Defensive Player of the Year award. She earned 986 leaderboard points during her third campaign with the league, including 830 win points. Piper started in 13 out of 15 games and had seven hits, including a double. She also scored twice and drove in three runs. Piper's best game was against Team Jaquish on August 13, where she went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a double.
2022 AUX Season: Piper shared 27th place in the league standings with 808 points. She started in 11 out of 12 games and batted .275 with 11 hits, including two doubles and a home run. Piper drove in seven runs and scored four times. She had a six-game hitting streak from June 15-23, going 7-for-20 with three runs scored, a home run, and a double. Piper finished the season with a two-hit performance against Team Fischer in a 10-inning contest on June 25. She also earned the No. 6 spot on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays with a diving catch in foul territory against Team Fischer on June 25.
2021 Championship Season: Piper finished in 13th place with 1,364 leaderboard points. She also ranked eighth in the league with 1,100 win points and was one of 13 players to record a sacrifice fly.
2020 Championship Season: Piper collected 1,300 leaderboard points and finished in 22nd place. She hit .414 while starting in five out of 13 games. Piper tallied two home runs with six runs batted in and tied for fifth in the league with three doubles.
Other Professional Experience: Piper was selected by the Cleveland Comets in the 2019 NPF Draft with the No. 15 overall selection.
At Ohio State: Piper transferred to Ohio State after playing softball and basketball as a freshman at Akron. Piper is one of two players in Ohio State softball history to earn NFCA All-America honors three times. She claimed a pair of Second-Team honors after receiving Third-Team All-America recognition in 2017. Piper was a three-time unanimous First-Team All-Big Ten Conference performer and was a finalist for the 2019 Big Ten Medal of Honor. She is the only Buckeye to finish each season of her career with a .400 batting average and one of only two players in Ohio State history with 50+ runs and 50+ runs batted in during the same season. Piper ranks second in OSU history with a .419 career batting average and ranks among Ohio State's career leaders with 48 home runs, 153 runs scored, 144 runs batted in, 40 stolen bases, and 211 hits. She ranked eighth in NCAA Division I during the 2018 season with a school-record 20 home runs and finished 11th in the nation with 18 homers in her first season with the Buckeyes. Piper boasted an .876 slugging percentage during the 2018 campaign, which is the third-highest single-season mark in Big Ten Conference history. As a freshman with the Zips, Piper hit .313, posting 15 hits in 20 games. She also scored 10 runs with a home run and six runs batted in.
Career stats do not include AUX season stats.
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