12 Rae Anne Payleitner
Rae Anne Payleitner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles East

Position:
Catcher

Bats/Throws:
R/R



MISCELLANEOUS: One of six Black Knights chosen for Patriot League all-star honors last year ... named to the second unit as a utility player ... one of two Army freshmen to garner league honors ... just fourth Army player named to that position and first since 2008 ... letterwinner.

2012: Appeared in 29 games with 19 starts, mainly as the designated player, along with a few rotations as a pinch hitter, before suffering late season-ending injury ... ranked among Army's offensive leaders ... batted .380 with nine of 19 hits going for extra bases -- ripped five doubles and four home runs ... posted team-best .720 slugging percentage and .528 on-base percentage ... season-high five at-bats recorded against George Washington early in the year ... recorded five multiple-RBI games, tying for third highest on team ... stroked a team-high six RBI in a 10-2 nightcap decision on the home front against St. Peter's ... went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and a home run ... staked Army to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a bases-clearing double ... capped the fifth drilling a three-run homer (second round tripper of the season) that boosted Army's lead to 9-2 ... .batted majority of times in lower half of the lineup ... stroked a .429 batting average at home and 1.000 slugging percentage with six of nine hits going for extra bases to include three home runs and three doubles ... collected three hits in four plate appears in 8-0 win over conference foe Holy Cross in first game of second day series doubleheader ... smacked a home run and double driving in three runs and scoring twice ... ripped a two-run homer in the nightcap in going 4-for-6 in sweep with five RBI and three runs scored ... batted .357 in conference games with a .929 slugging percentage ... recorded two doubles and two home runs collecting five hits in 14 at bats ... drove in six runs and scored three times in seven appearances ... named to the Patriot League second unit as a utility player ... just fourth Army player selected for that position and first since Veronica Barth earned back-to-back honors in 2007 and 2008 ... tied for second on team in home runs with four.

High School: Four-year starter on varsity softball team at St. Charles East H.S. ... tabbed for all-state honors as a catcher by the Illinois Coaches Association in 2010 ... led the Eight Upstate Eight Conference in home runs in 2009 and 2010 ... chosen for all-conference, all-area and academic honors by three regional papers - Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and St. Charles Republican ... listed on the Top 30 Players to Watch List by the Tribune ... four-year academic all-conference selection ... batted .404 senior year with 43 runs batted in and 23 extra base hits ... set school home run marks for career (27), season (13) and single game (three) ... served twice as captain ... team MVP senior year ... also lettered in basketball ... received American Legion Award for School's Best Female Athlete senior year along with the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award ... played club ball for Bartlett Silverhawks ... placed second at ASA Northern National in 2010 ... homered in the championship game.

Personal: Given name is Rae Anne Payleitner ... parents' names are Jay and Rita Payleitner ... youngest member and only girl among five children ... older brothers Alec, Randall, Max and Isaac ... paternal grandfather, Kenneth Payleitner, served with the Army in the Philippines during World War II ... cousin Eric Nelson is in the National Guard ... member of the National Honor Society in high school ... lawyer on Mock Trial Team that won the state championship ... majoring in Law and Legal Studies.

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