Katie O’Hotzke enters her seventh season as a volunteer assistant. O’Hotzke finished her playing career after the 2014 season.
O’Hotzke was a highly decorated player, earning NAIA 1st Team All-American accolades in 2012, 1st Team All WHAC accolades in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and Honorable Mention All WHAC accolades in 2011. Primarily a pitcher and designated hitter, O’Hotzke inked SHU’s record book – both offensively and defensively.
At the end of her career, she ranked first all-time in strikeouts (445), second in innings pitched (666 2/3) and fourth in wins (46). At the plate, O’Hotzke was second in home runs (19), second in RBI (126), second in doubles (42), tied for third in walks (62), fourth in hits (173) and seventh in batting average (.341), all despite seeing 36 games cancelled in her final two seasons due to weather.
O’Hotzke’s numbers in 2014 also helped her reach the Top 5 in three single-season categories: tied for second in home runs (10), fourth in offensive walks (27) and fifth in pitching strikeouts (132).
During her SHU career, O’Hotzke appeared in 178 games and made 175 starts, including 120 appearances as a pitcher (101 starts). She scored 76 runs, totaled 274 bases and finished with on-base and slugging percentages of .419 and .539, respectively. In the circle, she accumulated a 46-63 record with a 3.46 ERA.
O’Hotzke earned her degree in Special Education with a minor in Social Studies.