Career Honors 2012: Team Pitcher of the Year award
2012 (Freshman Season) Named KU's Pitcher of the Year... One of three Jayhawk starting pitchers... Made 29 starts and 11 appearances in relief for the Jayhawks... Finished the season with a 17-12 record and a 2.67 ERA... Recorded 171 strikeouts in 167.2 innings pitched on the season... Her 17 wins marked the most by a Jayhawk since the 2008 season and tied her third all-time by a KU rookie... Recorded eight shutouts, the most by a Kansas pitcher since 2006... Pitched a complete game shutout (five inn.) while giving up one hit and striking out eight... Threw a complete game shutout while giving up three hits and striking out a career best 13 against Northern Colorado (2/12), the most strikeouts by a Jayhawk since 2009 and only one-shy of tying the Kansas record ... Pitched a complete game shutout while giving up two hits and striking out 11 against Stony Brook (2/18)... Pitched a complete game shutout (six inn.) against Connecticut (3/2) allowing one hit and striking out ten...Pitched a complete game shutout while giving up four hits and striking out eight against Wisconsin (3/3)... Tossed another complete game shutout surrendering four hits and striking out six against North Florida (3/10)... Threw all eight innings while giving up two hits and striking out 11 to shutout Oklahoma State (3/23)... Pitched a complete game, struck out five and gave up two earned runs against Missouri State (3/27)... Surpassed KU's 2011 strikeout leader just 11 appearances into the season... Pitched her 11th complete game of the year, while striking out six and not allowing an earned run in a win against No. 22/25 Baylor (4/7).... Pitched her 12th complete game of the year (5 inn.) while striking out four and giving up one run on two hits against Wichita State (4/11)... In game two, Pille recorded her Big-12 best fourth save of the season - the most by a Jayhawk pitcher since the 2007 season... Pitched two complete games in the Iowa State series (4/20-22) and appeared once in relief while only allowing five runs over the three days, including her third one-hitter of the season in the series finale (4/22), where she needed only 58 pitches to get her eighth shutout of the year... Pitched a complete game, giving up one run and five hits while striking out six to get her 16th win, in the first game of the doubleheader with UMKC (4/25)... Picked up her 17th win of the season in relief in the second game against UMKC (4/25), pitching 2.2 innings, giving up one hit and no runs... Her 17 wins marked the most by a Jayhawk rookie since 2001 (Kara Pierce, 22) and ties her for third-most by a KU freshman.
Royse City High School Played four years for coach Michelle Booker at Royse City HS... Named the District 13-4A MVP after throwing 16 shutouts, nine no-hitters, three perfect games, striking out 431 batters and posting a 0.32 ERA during her senior season... Helped the Bulldogs to a bi-district championship in 2010... During that same season, she threw two perfect games and nine shutouts while averaging just over 16 strikeouts per game... Named University Interscholastic League (UIL) Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2010 and 2009 and was selected as the UIL Newcomer of the Year as a freshman in 2008... Royse City made a regional quarter final appearance her freshman season... Also lettered in cross country twice... A National Honor Society, student council and FCA member.
Club A member of the Texas Rapid Fire Gold under coach Brian Menefee.
Personal Born Alicia Pille in Garland, Texas... Daughter of Dean and Angela Pille... Has two siblings, Shelby and Austin... Plans to major in exercise science.