Notes: Was named to the Dean's List at Western Carolina in the fall of 2005 ... Her father, Jim Leadford, pitched at the collegiate level at Western Michigan and professionally for the Baltimore Orioles organization.
2007 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games and started six ... Played nine games in the outfield ... Had five at bats.
2006 (Freshman): Played in two games as a rookie, entering as a pinch hitter in both ... With only two career at bats, is still seeking her first career base hit.
High School: Was a four-year Metro 4-A All-Conference selection, earning Freshman of the Year honors as the starting centerfielder in helping Mt. Tabor to a conference championship ... Moved to left field during her sophomore season, again earning all-conference accolades and the Dr. Pepper Player of the Year award after hitting .419 ... Was also a three-year varsity letter winner in golf as a prep ... Played club softball for the Whiplash 18U squad where she was named a three-time Offensive Player of the Year, averaging .409 at the plate over those seasons with a .558 on-base percentage.
Personal: Full name is Mary Catherine Leadford ... Was born in Coldwater, Michigan ... Daughter of Jim and Amy Leadford ... Has two siblings; Christine and Anne, who is also a student at Western ... Majoring in Sport Management.