Jessica Purcell-Fitu Athlete Profile

#10 Jessica Purcell-Fitu

Position: Catcher Height: 5-9 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008-2011 Hometown: Walnut, CA Last School: Nogales High School



All-America

  • 2009 Easton Second Team
  • 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Third Team
  • 2011 Easton Third Team

Personal

Parents are Papaloa and Angie Ili ... born in West Covina, CA ... married Matt Fitu in June 2009 in the San Diego Temple ... has three brothers and two sisters ... sister Jenavieve plays softball for Southern Utah ... grandmother is Leau ... cousin of former teammate Angeline Quiocho ... majoring in exercise science, pre-med

Before BYU

Prepped at Nogales High ... four-year softball letterwinner ... named All-League First Team three times ... stole over 25 bases every season for her high school team ... named San Antonio League MVP in 2007 ... named All-CIF First Team twice ... lettered in basketball ... named to president's honor roll all four years of high school



2008 | Freshman Year

Was an integral part of the NCAA Regional-qualifying team as a freshman ... contributed both offensively batting .297 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI, but also contributed defensively starting 60 of 62 games...played as both catcher and shortstop...belted a home run in first collegiate at-bat on Feb. 7 against Southern Utah...went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI on Feb. 9 against Rhode Island ... recorded a season-high six RBI with back-to-back roundtrippers against Utah Valley on April 1...belted another two homers against Utah Valley on April 16...led the team in most times hit by pitch with 16

2009 | Sophomore Year

Easton Second-Team All-America...Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Third-Team All-America...National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region First Team...ranked third in the nation with 1.51 RBI per game, 14th in home runs per game, 15th in slugging percentage, 8th in home runs...named Tournament MVP at the Bayer Cropscience Classic in Fresno, Calif....hit first home run of the season with a grand slam against Southern Utah on Feb. 6, her first career grand slam...has 21 multiple RBI games and 20 multiple hit games...led the conference in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, RBIs, hits, total bases, hit by pitch at-bats and total plate appearances...had an 11-game hitting streak...had a back-to-back seven RBI games...16 RBI away from breaking the single-season RBI record...totals three grand slams on the season, breaking the single-season record

2010 | Junior Year

Started and played in 57 games ... NFCA/Louisville Slugger Pacific All-Region Second Team ... Mountain West All-Conference First Team ... finished second in the MWC in triples (3), third in RBI (52), fifth in total bases (105), sixth in hits (64), eighth in slugging percentage (.603) and ninth in batting average (.368) ... was sixth in the conference with a .997 fielding percentage ... second on the team with 22 multiple-hit games and third with 14 multiple-RBI games ... had 1 hit and was also hit by a pitch against Arizona in game one of the NCAA Super Regional ... went 2-for-4 with 1 run and a 2-RBI double against East Carolina in the NCAA Regional championship ... hit a solo home run in the NCAA Regional against Texas ... hit a double at Utah (4/15) ... had 1 run and 1 stolen base against Utah Valley (5/12) ... hit a 3-run shot over the fence, going 2-for-4 with 4 RBI and 1 run at Utah State (5/10) ... smacked a double and 2 singles for 4 RBI and 1 run at UNLV (5/8) ... had one hit at UNLV (5/7) ... in a doubleheader at SUU (5/4), hit 3-for-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBI with a home run in game one and 2-for-3 with 3 runs, 1 RBI and a double in game two ... hit a triple against New Mexico (5/1), going 2-for-4 with 3 runs ... hit 2-for-4 versus New Mexico (4/30) with 1 RBI and 1 run ... went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI and 1 run against Colorado State (4/29) ... had 1 hit and 2 runs against SDSU (4/24) ... had 2 hits and 1 RBI versus SDSU (4/23) ... had a hit against UNLV (4/22) ... brought in an RBI on a sac bunt at Colorado State (4/17) ... went 2-for-4 with a double at Colorado State (4/16) ... had 1 hit, 1 run and 1 RBI at New Mexico (4/15) ... hit a home run with 2 RBI and 1 run at UVU (4/13) ... hit 2 singles against Utah (4/10) ... went 2-for-2 with 3 RBI, 2 stolen bases and 2 runs against SUU (4/7) ... had 2 hits and 1 RBI against Loyola Marymount (4/3) ... had 2 RBI and 1 run against Idaho State (4/3) ... went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI and 1 run versus Cal State Bakersfield (4/2) ... stole a base against Santa Clara (3/27) ... hit a home run against No. 9 Stanford (3/26), finishing with 2 RBI, 1 hit and 1 run ... had a hit versus No. 8 Arizona State (3/13) ... went 2-for-3 with a double and 1 run against Pacific (3/13) ... had 1 hit, 1 run and 1 RBI versus Northern Colorado (3/6) ... hit 2-for-4 against Monmouth (3/6) ... had a home run, going 2-for-2 with 4 RBI and 2 runs against Monmouth (3/5) ... hit 2-for-4 for 1 RBI and 1 run at No. 19 Texas A&M (3/4) ... hit 2-for-3 with 1 RBI against Cal Poly (2/26) ... had BYU's only hit against No. 1 Washington (2/25) ... went 2-for-4 against No. 9 Georgia Tech (2/19) with 1 RBI and 1 run ... launched a home run with 3 RBI and 2 runs against San Diego (2/19) ... had 2 RBI on 1 hit against Oregon (2/18) ... hit a home run with 2 RBI, 2 runs and 1 stolen base against Tulsa (2/13) ... hit a double and a triple, adding 1 RBI, 1 walk and 1 run against Maine (2/13) ... scored a run off 1 hit against UC Santa Barbara (2/12) ... had 2 hits and 1 run against Seattle (2/12) ... had 1 hit and 1 run versus San Jose State (2/11)

2011 | Senior Year

Started and played in all 58 games of the season ... Easton All-America Third Team ... All-Mountain West Conference First Team ... had 1 hit in both games vs. Washington in NCAA Regional ... hit a home run, going 2-for-3 with 4 RBI and 2 runs vs. Utah in the regular season finale ... scored 1 run vs. Utah ... had 2 walks, 1 run and 1 hit at SUU ... had 2 RBI with 1 hit and 1 run at New Mexico ... knocked in 4 RBIs with a home run and a run at Colorado State ... had 2 hits, including 1 home run, with 2 RBI and 1 run at Utah Valley ... had 1 hit and 1 run vs. North Dakota State ... on Senior Night against UNLV, recorded a career-high-tying 7 RBI, hitting her second grand slam of the season to finish with 2 hits, 2 runs and 1 walk ... had two hits, including a double, with 2 RBI vs. San Diego State ... had 1 stolen base vs. Idaho State ... hit an RBI-double vs. Colorado State ... hit 2-for-3 with a triple, 1 run, 1 RBI and 1 walk vs. Colorado State ... had 1 run and 1 walk vs. New Mexico ... knocked 2 hits with 1 run vs. Utah Valley ... had 1 stolen base at UNLV ... had 1 run and 1 stolen base vs. SUU ... Had 1 run, 1 walk and 1 stolen base vs. SUU ... scored 2 runs and earned 1 walk vs. Loyola Marymount ... moved into first all-time on the BYU and MWC career RBI lists with a sac fly against Seattle ... had 1 hit vs. Loyola Marymount ... hit a 2-run homer and added a single to go with 2 runs and 2 RBI vs. Utah State ... totaled 2 RBI, 1 hit and 1 run vs. Weber State ... named Hawaii Spring Fling Tournament MVP and MWC Player of the Week ... hit 2-for-2 with 3 RBI, 1 run, a double and a triple vs. No. 9 Cal ... had 1 hit, 1 run and 1 RBI vs. No. 16 Hawaii ... had a home run, 2 RBI and a run vs. No. 16 Hawaii ... hit 2-for-3 vs. Cleveland State with 2 runs, 1 RBI and a home run ... had 2 hits, including a double, with three RBI and 1 stolen base vs. Iona ... scored once vs. UCLA ... had 2 hits, 1 run and 1 RBI vs. Long Beach State ... had an RBI on a sac fly vs. Sacramento State ... Scored once vs. UCLA ... had 2 hits, 1 run and 1 RBI vs. Long Beach State ... had an RBI on a sac fly vs. Sacramento State ... went 3-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI vs. Cal Poly ... had 1 double and 1 RBI vs. No. 6 UCLA ... hit a 2-run home run vs. Ohio State ... had 2 hits and 1 run vs. Tennessee ... had 2 hits, 1 RBI vs. Nebraska ... had 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base vs. Virginia ... had 2 hits, 1 stolen base and 1 RBI vs. Florida State ... was given the MWC Player of the Week after having 12 hits, 12 RBI, 4 runs and 2 homers--including a grand slam--in 5 games at the Desert Classic ... hit a career-best 5-for-5 against Cal State Northridge and added 6 RBI, scoring 1 run and hitting a grand slam ... walked 3 times and had an RBI-double against Stanford ... had 3 hits, including a home run and double, adding 2 runs and 2 RBI against Boise State ... walked 3 times vs. Cal Poly and had 1 RBI ... went 3-for-3 vs. SIUE with a double, 2 RBI and 1 run ... had 2 hits, including a double, with 1 run and 1 RBI vs. No. 19 Texas A&M ... hit 3-for-4 vs. Ole Miss ... hit 3-for-4 against Portland State, hitting two home runs for 3 RBI ... had 1 run vs. Texas Tech ... had 1 hit vs. No. 14 Oregon