AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)- First-Team All MAAC as a hitter...Second-Team All-MAAC as a pitcher...ECAC All-Star Second Team...Started all 49 games that she appeared in...Ranked second in the MAAC in batting average (.403), slugging percentage (.771), home runs (13), and total bases (111) while finishing third in runs batted in (39) and fourth in on-base percentage (473)...In conference games, led the team in average (.522), home runs (6), RBIs (18), total bases (48), slugging percentage (1.043), and on-base percentage (.600)...Hit an even .500 while scoring 15 runs in the month of April...Recorded at least one hit in 20 of her final 24 games of the season...Went 4-for-6 while scoring two runs and driving in five in the double header at Colgate (4/12)...Fell a double short of the cycle against Saint Francis (Pa.) (3/15)...As a pitcher she went 9-15 with a 2.89 ERA and struck out a team-high 135 batters...Second in the MAAC with a 1.43 ERA in conference games...Won five straight decisions with a 1.45 ERA, struck out 27 batters and surrendered just 15 hits in 37 innings (4/14-4/20)...Limited opposition to one run or less in nine outings
AS A FRESHMAN- One of only three Saints to start all 45 games...Had one of the premier freshman seasons in program history, hitting .387 with a .532 on-base percentage that ranked 16th nationally while also going 12-9 with a 2.99 ERA in the circle...Tallied 46 hits, 26 runs scored, and a team-high seven stolen bases...Won three MAAC Rookie of the Week awards and one MAAC Player of the Week trophy...Set a new Siena single-season record for wins with her complete-game shutout of Saint Peter's (5/8)...Had three consecutive complete-game shutouts of N.C. Central (2/27), Princeton (3/4), and Lafayette (3/13), and at one point had a stretch of 26.2 consecutive innings pitched without allowing an earned run...Had season-high three hits against N.C. Central (2/27), Princeton (3/4), and Army (3/19)...Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak, going 7-for-18 against Niagara, Iona, and Saint Peter's in the process.
BEFORE SIENA- A four-year member of the varsity squad at Adna High School...A three-time All-State MVP...Also won All-Area MVP twice, and was a four-time All-League selection...Also played varsity volleyball for four years and varsity basketball for two.
PERSONAL- Born July 24, 1992...Daughter of Ron and Kathy-Jo...Has three sisters: Alex, Josey, and Jordan who is also a member of the Saints softball team...Chose Siena for the small class size.
LAJEUNESSE ON SANDRINI- "She's going to be a high-impact player for our program. She'll see many innings in the circle for us, and when she's not pitching, she'll play the outfield and be hitting in the middle of our lineup."
GETTING TO KNOW JESSIKA - JO SANDRINI:
Major: Business Management
Twitter Handle: @jojosandrini
What I like most about Siena College: How supportive everyone is on campus.
Where do you see yourself in another five years? Happily married and starting a family.
My favorite class at Siena is: Leadership in organizations.
My favorite spot on campus is: Sub Shop!
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Women's basketball
What I like most about Siena softball: The team nature.
My best Siena softball moment has been: When I hit 3 homeruns in a double header last year.
What I like most about Coach:The way he listens to his players and adjusts if necessary.
My superstitions are: No stepping on the lines on game day and left batting glove on before my right one.
If I didn't play softball, I would: Still be in Adna Washington.
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Why? I'd have to say Jordan Sandrini because shes a great sister even if we don't always see eye to eye.
The funniest player on the team is: Why (are they the funniest player): Melanie Kalesse because she is the most random, weird, funniest person I know!
My most embarrassing sport moment: Pitching the ball behind myself! whoops...
My most overused phrase in text messages is: lol
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I live on a farm. What is that one thing, you can't do without? Cell Phone!
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to (why): Italy, because it looks beautiful.
The best player I ever played against was: Sarah Jackson
My hobbies are: Softball
My biggest fear is: Spiders
If I were a crayon, I would be this color (why): Pink because its my favorite color.
The best piece of advice I have gotten is: Flush it! What's done is done you have to move on.
The person who has helped me the most is: My family without them I would be nowhere near where I am today.
Professional athlete: I don't have any favorites.
Pro sports team: I don't have any favorite team I just enjoy watching the games.
Food: Grandma Anitas Spaghetti
Flavor of ice cream: Chocolate
Pizza Topping: Pepperoni
Day of the Week: Saturday!
TV show: Grey's Anatomy
Flower: Pink roses
Song: Give me love
Artist: Ed Sheeran Movie: Pitch Perfect!
Book: Mind Gym
IPhone App: Words with friends
Lucky Number: 10
Radio Station: I like all different types of music so I don't really have a favorite.