Fourth-year member of the squad as a senior • expected to again start in the Blue Hen infield • has started all 147 games in which she has appeared through her first three seasons • career .308 hitter who has produced 135 hits, 66 runs scored, and 49 RBI • tied for ninth in Delaware history with 19 stolen bases and tied for 12th with 135 hits.
2013 Season: Appeared in and started 35 games for the Blue Hens (missed 22 contests with a Lisfranc injury) • started all 30 games at shortstop prior to her injury, and was the team’s designated player during the final five contests • still ranked fourth on the team with 39 hits, fifth with 17 RBI, and sixth with 22 runs scored • posted eight multi-hit games on the year • went 4 for 5 with a double and two runs scored during the 12-4 win at Norfolk State • was 4 for 4 with a double, RBI and a pair of runs scored in the 15-6 victory over the Spartans a week later • added three-hit games vs. Norfolk State and St. Francis (Pa.) • had two hits against Army and Marist on Mar. 2 • also recorded a pair of hits vs. Canisius and Villanova • delivered a triple against Canisius and La Salle.
2012 Season: Started all 57 games at second base for the Blue Hens • ranked second on the team with a .289 batting average, 50 hits, 20 runs scored and 18 RBI • led the squad with 13 multi-hit games and ranked second with five multi-RBI games • hit safely in the first 10 games of the season, the longest hitting streak by a Blue Hen during the year • went 3 for 3 against UT-Martin • blasted a three-run homer and scored three runs during the 13-2 win over Army • went 2 for 3 and doubled home the winning run in the 5-4 triumph at Towson • had three hits, four RBI and two runs scored during the doubleheader sweep of Saint Peter’s • recorded three consecutive two-hit games against Georgia State, Penn and UNCW.
2011 Season: Named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association • CAA All-Rookie Team selection • named team’s Offensive MVP • started all 55 games during the season, all but two at second base • led the Blue Hens with a .322 batting average, the seventh highest average in the conference • hit .351 in league contests • ranked second on the squad with 46 hits and third with 24 runs scored • tied for fourth in Division I with 17 sacrifice hits • ranked third on the team with 10 multi-hit games • had three hits, five RBI and two runs scored during a doubleheader sweep of Hampton • drilled a grand slam in a win over UMES • went 3 for 4 with an RBI during a victory over George Mason • finished 3 for 3 at Hofstra and was 3 for 4 at Army • singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning during Delaware’s 2-1 victory over UNC Wilmington • had three hits including a double and scored four runs during a twinbill sweep at Drexel • named CAA Rookie of the Week on April 25 and CAA Co-Rookie of the Week on May 2 • selected to CAA All-Tournament Team.
Four-year member of the softball team at East Islip High School • All-Suffolk County selection in 2008 and 2009 as a shortstop • named All-League during senior year • led East Islip to the 2009 and 2010 conference championship • honor roll student.
Michelle McKinnon • daughter of Rich and Terry McKinnon • has an older brother, Tommy, who was a member of the golf team at NCAA Division III Springfield College • honor student as an environmental science major at Delaware • enjoys horseback riding and cooking • serves as team representative on the UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).