2014 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 17 games in the circle, starting seven ... Compiled a 2-4 record with a 9.41 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 38.2 innings of work ... Tossed a season high five innings vs. Wagner (Mar. 15) and against No. 5 Kentucky (Feb. 21) ... Equaled her career high in K's with five vs. Wagner (Mar. 15) ... Picked up her first career save vs. Bradley (Feb. 8).
2013 (SOPHOMORE):Started 11 games in the circle ... Struck out 21, including a season-high four vs. Toledo (Mar. 9) ... Pitched a season-high five innings on four different occasions ... Collected a win against Nebraska (May 4).
2012 (FRESHMAN):Started 19 games in the circle earning a 5-9 record with a 5.52 ERA through 22 appearances ... Made collegiate debut in a start against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 11) ... Rolled six complete games ... Finished with 78.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 33, including a season-high five against LIU-Brooklyn (Mar. 2).
BEFORE PENN STATE Led Livingston Manor Central to New York Class D title as well as Section 9 Class D championship in 2010 and 2011 coached by Kevin Clifford ... In 2011, went 14-1 with a 0.14 ERA, tossing six no-hitters including back-to-back feats in the state semifinals and championship game ... Struck out 251 batters in 103 innings, tossing seven one-hit games ... Named N.Y. Class D Player of the Year and Gatorade/ESPN Rise Softball Player of the Year ... Had 1,345 strikeouts in five high school seasons with a 0.47 ERA ... Named to All-State first-team as a sophomore and junior while earning New York Co-Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Garnered second-team All-State honors in eighth grade as well as freshman year ... Named Times-Herald Player of the Year sophomore and junior years ... Member of the Tri-State Angels travel team that won the Triple Crown National Championship in 2010 coached by Angelo Matz ... Lettered five years in softball and basketball ... Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... Reached the 1,000-point plateau during sophomore season in basketball ... Guided soccer team to New York Sectio n 9 Class D title in 2007 and 2009.
PERSONAL Marissa Jill Diescher was born June 27, 1993, in Middletown, N.Y. ... Parents are Michael and Tracey Diescher ... Has one brother, Michael ... Intends to major in physical education, hopes to teach and/or coach softball after graduation.