2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 39 games, making 35 starts (all at second base)...batted .258 with 14 runs, 33 hits, three doubles, five RBI, ten walks, two sacrifice flies, one sacrifice hit and one stolen base...fifth on the team in runs scored (14)...tied for sixth on the team in hits (33)...posted nine multi-hit games...tied for the fourth-longest hitting streak of the season at five games...made his collegiate debut as a pinch-hitter against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/16)...scored a run and walked at Louisiana Tech (2/22)...collected his first-career hit in a pinch-hitting role at San Francisco (3/12)...went 2-for-5 with a run scored in his first-career start against Louisiana-Lafayette (3/12)...went 3-for-3 in the second game of a doubleheader at East Carolina (3/15)...posted back-to-back 2-for-4 days against Middle Tennessee (2/21 and 2/22)...recorded a double and scored twice - included the game-winning run - during a 2-for-5 performance against LSU (3/25)...went 2-for-2 at Louisiana-Lafayette (4/1)...had a 2-for-4 day at the plate against UTSA (4/5)...had a 2-for-4 day at the plate with his first-career stolen base at LSU (4/22) to start his five-game hitting streak...went 1-for-5 with a run against Wichita State (4/25), followed by a 2-for-4 day with an RBI and a run against Wichita State (4/26)...scored a run and doubled and in the final game of the series against Wichita State (4/27)...doubled and scored a run against Nicholls State (4/29)...had an RBI against FIU (5/15) while going 1-for-4 and 1-for-3, respectively, during the final two games of the season against FIU (5/16 and 5/17).
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors, as well as the C-USA Academic Medal for maintaining a cumulative-GPA of 3.75 or better.
About Jake Willsey
Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner at The Rivers School in Chestnut Hill, Mass....played in the infield...helped lead his team to a 15-5 record during his senior year, placing third in the Independent School League...batted .391 during his senior campaign...earned First Team All-League Honors during his senior season...also earned Honorable Mention All-League Honors during his sophomore year...played for the Northeast Mudhens during the summer.
Personal: Born Jake William Willsey on May 14, 1995...son of Pamela and Lance Willsey...has one younger sister, Alana.