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Marissa Diescher
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Marissa Diescher

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Livingston Manor, N.Y.

High School:
Livingston Manor Central

Height:
5-10

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


04/12/2014

Lions Push Winning Streak to Six with 2-1 Victory Over Indiana

Six-game run counts as the longest for PSU since 2008

04/10/2014

Penn State Continues B1G Road Swing with Series at Indiana

The Nittany Lions are 25-32 vs. IU all-time

04/05/2014

Late Runs Push Penn State Past Michigan State, 7-3

Nittany Lions earn third straight victory

03/16/2014

Nittany Lions Upended by No. 12 Baylor, 8-1

Miller posted a 2-for-3 effort at the plate with a single and her first collegiate double

03/01/2014

Nittany Lions Fall in Opening Day of JMU Invitational

PSU moves to 5-11 on the season with losses to Kent State, Dartmouth

2013 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Started 11 games in the circle ... Struck out 21, including a season-high four vs. Toledo (3/9) ... Pitched a season-high five innings on four different occasions ... Collected a win against Nebraska (5/4)

2012 (Freshman Year)
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 (2/11) ... Rolled six complete games ... Finished with 78.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 33, including a season-high five against LIU-Brooklyn (3/2).

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., to Michael and Tracey Discher ... Has one brother, Michael ... Intends to major in physical education, hopes to teach and/or coach softball after graduation.

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