Student-Athletes Recount Their Experience at Officer Candidates School
Colonials Slug 17 Hits in Non-Conference Finale
Colonials Win Weekend A-10 Series
Kovalsky Leads at the Plate and in the Circle
Colonials Post Season-High 16 Hits on Saturday
2016: One of three Colonials to start all 52 games...Made 24 starts at third base, eight in the circle, six in center field, six as the designated player, five in right field and three in left field...Ranked second on the squad with a 7-6 record in the circle in 17 appearances totaling 67.1 innings pitched...Tossed two complete games...Held opposing hitters to a .273 average...Offensively, posted a .268 batting average...Led A-10 with 18 doubles on the year to rank second on GW's all-time single-season list...Led squad with 28 RBIs...Ranked second on the team with 28 runs scored...Stole 13 bases in 17 attempts...Tied program record if four hits in a single game three times, including a 4-for-4, four RBI efforts with a career-high three doubles in the first game of a doubleheader at Norfolk State (Feb. 27) -- also tying a program mark for doubles in a game...Ranked third on the team with 10 multiple hit games...Led Colonials with eight multiple RBI games...Scored career-best three runs against Coppin State (April 6).
2015: Appeared in 42 games for the Colonials, making 38 starts...Appeared 36 times in the circle, making 18 starts...Posted a .308 (33-for-107) season average, ranking fourth on the team...Hit a career-high two doubles against Marist (Feb. 20)...Tallied nine multiple hit games, including 3-for-3 efforts in the first game of a doubleheader with Lafayette (March 13) and against Coppin State (April 15)...Recorded a 10-game reached-base streak from Feb. 14-March 9...Batted .375 (21-for-56) with runners on base...Tallied a 9-4 record in the circle with a team-best 3.84 ERA...Posted eight complete games...Recorded shutouts against Marist (Feb. 20) and Massachusetts (April 3)...Tossed a career-high nine innings against Virginia (Feb. 21)...Struck out a career-best nine batters against George Mason (April 8)...Held opponents to a team-best .244 average while keeping A-10 opponents to a .232 mark.
2014: Missed much of her rookie campaign while recovering from an injury suffered the first weekend of the season ... Batted .211 (8-for-38) with five RBIs and two runs scored ... Also went 1-4 with a 4.64 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 25.2 innings of work spanning nine appearances, including four starts ... Hit .292 (7-for-24) against Atlantic 10 competition ... Went 2-for-3 in the first game of the George Mason doubleheader, her first game after returning from injury ... Followed with a hit, two sacrifice flies and three RBIs in the nightcap ... The two sac flies were a GW single-game record ... Batted .385 (5-for-13) with four RBIs in her first four games back ... Tossed her first career complete game against Saint Louis (April 26) ... Struck out a season-high four batters in five innings in relief in the first game of the Rhode Island doubleheader to earn her first career victory ... Allowed just one run with three strikeouts in 4.2 scoreless innings in relief in the nightcap.
High School: Earned All-Metro and All-Conference recognition as a pitcher her junior and senior years ... Selected to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State Team as a senior ... 2013 Olympia High School Female Athlete of the Year ... Posted a 1.96 ERA with 178 strikeouts while batting .404 with seven doubles and seven home runs as a senior ... Recorded a .495 on-base percentage and a .719 slugging percentage in 2013 ... Posted a 10-3 record with a 1.21 ERA and led the county with 147 strikeouts in 99 innings as a junior while batting .382 with a .440 on-base percentage, 17 runs scored and 20 RBIs... Three-time team captain ... Named the Most Valuable Pitcher of the 2012 USSA/ESPNHS 18U "A" World Series Tournament after leading her Florida Select 18 Gold team to the title ... Led her Wagners Gold-Dunn team to second place at the 2013 ASA 18 Gold Nationals ... A member of the National Honors Society.
Personal: Paige Elizabeth Kovalsky ... Born May 8, 1995, in Herndon, Va. ... Daughter of Elizabeth and Michael Kovalsky ... Has two brothers, Michael and Carter ... Intends to major in business.