GENERAL - A middle infielder who provides leadership on and off the field...Has good range and versatility...Consistent hitter and aggressive base runner...Daughter of Robert and Patricia Mushel...Certified basketball coach for the Special Olympics...Chose Siena because she "fell in love with the campus".
AS A JUNIOR - MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Appeared in 28 games, making 25 starts...Recorded six hits in 40 at-bats...Hit first career home run which proved to be the game-winner against Army (4/8)...Overall, went 3-for-6 with two runs scored, two RBI and her lone double of the season...Drove in three runs and scored five times.
AS A SOPHOMORE - Started 23 of 34 games she played in...Scored six runs and drew three walks...Drove in her first career run and scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Brown (3/22)...Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.
AS A FRESHMAN - Started 13 of 24 games she played in...Recorded one hit in 12 at bats...Scored three runs.
BEFORE SIENA - Lettered in basketball three years and softball two years in high school...Named to the Poughkeepsie Journal Athletic Honor Roll as a junior...Garnered accolades as a scholar athlete and made the All MHAL Academic Team all four years of high school...Named to MHAL Softball Second Team as a junior and senior...NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete Team sophomore-senior year...Batted .346 with a .411 on base percentage in 25 games in 2005.
PARKS ON MUSHEL - "Jessica has emerged as a leader for us, primarily due to her ability to remain positive in any circumstance. She has the range and versatility to play either middle infield position, and she is a tremendous base runner. Offensively, the key for Jess is getting comfortable in the box and putting the ball in play consistently."