Colonials Rally for 7-6 Win in Opener
Valos Goes 5-for-5, Linn Drives in Three
Colonials Host Dayton for Senior Day on Sunday
Valos Matches Single-Season Doubles Record
Junior Blasts 27th Career Long Ball but Hoyas Score Winning Run in Sixth
GW Softball vs. Kentucky (2/8/14)
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.