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Behind the Shield | Paige Berkmeyer

Behind the Shield | Paige Berkmeyer


Hi Illini fans!

My name is Paige Berkmeyer and I am a sophomore catcher from Wadsworth, Ohio. I am majoring in Animal Science with plans to pursue vet school in the near future. Time is flying by and season is just around the corner! Our team arrived on campus January 10th for the first meeting of 2023. We also took part in mental trainings over this past week by watching the Derek Jeter series, The Captain, and dedicating time to team bonding activities. 

Our team has also worked hard through practices, intrasquad scrimmages, bullpens and strength and conditioning. We have been competing and pushing each other to our greatest potential. This team can do something amazing. We kickoff our first game in Clearwater, Fla., at the NFCA Leadoff Classic on Feb. 10th

Look forward to seeing everyone at Eichelberger Field this spring supporting the Fighting Illini!

Paige Berkmeyer #26

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