Shayla Sweeney
Shayla  Sweeney


Barrington, N.J.

High School:
Haddon Heights




Softball 2017 Season Recap


Softball Falls in Finale to No. 19 Michigan

Scarlet Knight seniors compete in last contest


Softball Honors 2017 Senior Class Prior to Doubleheader with Michigan

Scarlet Knights drop a pair of contests to No. 19 Wolverines


Heavy Rain Postpones Friday's Matchup with Michigan

Scarlet Knights and Wolverines will now meet for a doubleheader on Saturday at 11 a.m.


Softball Senior Reflections

Scarlet Knight 2017 senior class reflects on careers

As a senior (2017):
Saw action in 37 games, starting 29 and pitching 146.1 innings... earned the win in RU's 4-3 victory over Maryland (May 3)...registered her third complete-game shutout of the season, allowing only four hits and striking out four batters in 2-0 win at Iowa (April 16)...notched her sixth complete game victory at Hofstra (March 29), dealing six strikeouts...earned the complete game win in RU's 7-5 win over Indiana (March 25)...posted a complete eight-inning win against Florida A&M (March 18)...registered her second complete game shutout against Brown (March 12), allowing seven hits and no walks...went 2-0 in the circle with a 1.79 ERA in 15.2 innings at the Homewood Suites Invitational (March 3-5)...tossed a complete game in the 6-1 win over Lehigh (March 5), alowing only four hits, two walks and delivering three strikeouts...earned the win in the 8-0 shutout of Lehigh (March 4), allowing only two hits in 5.0 innings...registered a complete game shutout of Boston College (Feb. 25), notching eight strikeouts and allowing only five hits.

As a junior (2016):
Saw action in 27 games, starting 15...named Academic All-Big Ten...picked up two wins and a save against Indiana, registering a 0.68 ERA in three appearances and 10.2 innings in the series sweep (Apr. 22-24)...earned the save after entering in the fourth inning and retiring nine consecutive batters across the final three frames to seal the win (Apr. 23) dealt six scoreless innings of work, allowing only three hits, two walks and one run to earn a complete game victory and guide RU to the series win at Illinois (Apr. 3)...notched a complete game shutout of UMass (Mar. 13)...registered a 1.00 ERA across four appearances and 14.0 total innings at the Spartan Classic...picked up two victories and two saves in the four outings, including a shutout of UNCG (Mar. 4-6)... struck out a season-high six batters in 2.0 innings of relief, including five in a row to seal the shutout and earn the save against NC Central (Mar. 6)...worked 3.1 inning in the circle against No. 5 Alabama, registering a strikeout and allowing only two runs on four hits (Feb. 13)...earned the start and notched a complete game against No. 17 UCF, posting only two earned runs across six innings (Feb. 12).

As a sophomore (2015):
Played in 19 games, starting nine ... started in the game against Saint Mary's (Feb. 14), striking out three batters in 4.2 innings of work ... pitched a complete game in the win over Bakersfield (Mar. 7) ... pitched seven straight innings in win against Central Michigan (Mar. 14), registering three strikeouts and inducing 14 ground outs ... recorded the second save of her career, allowing no hits and no runs in the series finale at Indiana in 1.0 inning of relief (Mar. 22) ... registered a shutout at Stony Brook (Apr. 1), pitching a complete seven innings and recording a career-high nine strikeouts ... re-entered the middle game against Michigan State (Apr. 4) with RU down 17-9 in the bottom of the fourth and pitched three scoreless frames to seal a 22-17 come-from-behind victory over the Spartans ... entering in the middle of the first inning, she registered four scoreless innings and allowed only two hits across to earn the win in an 11-3, five-inning dominance of Maryland (Apr. 21).

As a freshman (2014): Finished the year 9-10 with a 4.66 ERA, tossing the second-most innings 91.2 and three complete games ... selected to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll for her 3-0, 1.08 ERA week ... threw a complete game, giving up two earned runs and earned the win against Connecticut (April 26) ... tossed a career-high 10.0 shutout innings in a win at Villanova (April 3), allowing just six hits in the game ... posted a 3-0 mark and 3.00 ERA in RU's 6-0 weekend from March 14-16 ... struck out three in 4.2 innings of work during relief appearance in NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic (Feb. 22) ... earned the first win of her career against Colorado State, going 2.0 innings and allowing just two earned runs ... saw her first-career action in the circle against Oklahoma State, tossing 3.0 innings and strikeout out her first-career batter (Feb. 15).

Prior to Rutgers: Varsity starter all four years at Haddon Heights HS, earning first team all-conference honors in each season ... also earned MVP all four years ... named first team All-South Jersey three years in a row ... selected to first team all-state in her junior and senior year ... led team to a state championship in senior year and broke the single season win record (26) ... made the Honor and Principle's list ... member of the New Jersey Gators Gold and won U-14 State Championship ... finished 13th at Nationals.

Personal Info: Daughter of Teri and Dave ... has two sisters, Megan and Erin O'Brien and one brother, Shane ... her uncle, now a lawyer, earned a degree from Rutgers...communication major with DCIM minor.

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