Cards set to take the field with a balanced mix of veterans and newcomers
Cards continue BIG EAST play with a three-game series at Villanova this weekend
Cards and Panthers will meet in a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Ulmer Stadium
Teams will play in a doubleheader Saturday at 12 p.m. and will meet Sunday at 12 p.m. in the Cards annual "Pink Game"
Cards embark on a five-game BIG EAST Conference road swing at St. John's and Providence
Louisville Softball v Michigan
Images of the Cardinals during a run to another BIG EAST championship.
Louisville Softball v Michigan | NCAA Regional Game 4
Louisville v Kentucky | NCAA Regional Game 3
Louisville v Valparaiso | NCAA Regional Game 1
Two-time All BIG EAST selection (2011, 2012)
As senior (2013): Posted a .240 batting average with 18 runs and seven stolen bases... Missed 25 games due to injury... Started 31 games in left field before suffering a fractured left tibial plateau in the first game of the March 29 doubleheader against Syracuse... Returned to (limited) action with an inning in left field on the May 9 win over Syracuse in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals... Ranked second on the school's career list with 60 stolen bases... Her 138 career runs rank seventh on Louisville's all-time list... Ranked eighth with 7 career triples... Ranked tenth in U of L's career hits (206)
As a junior (2012): BIG EAST third team selection... Started all 60 games in left field... Batted .335 with eight doubles and two triples... Second on the team with 43 runs... Named to BIG EAST honor roll (4/30)... Scored three runs in the 15-4 win over St John's (5/5)... Went 3 for 4 with two runs in the 4-3 win over DePaul (3/31)... Went 4 for 4 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base in the 7-0 win over Ohio State (3/20)... Scored the winning run in the 7-6 nine-inning victory over Hofstra
As a sophomore (2011): Started every game in the outfield... Finished fourth on the team with a .335 batting average... Led team with 19 stolen bases... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team... All-BIG EAST third team selection... Scored and drove in the game-winner in the 2-1 win over UConn (4/13)... Scored the game-winning run in the seventh in the 1-0 win over Indiana (4/6)... Named to `Bama Bash All-Tournament team... Led team with four triples... Went 3-for-4 with two runs in the 9-3 win over Seton Hall (4/3)... Went 3-for-4 with three runs in the 10-2 win over Seton Hall (4/3)... Went 4-for-5 with two RBI in the 7-3 win over UTSA... Went 3-for-3 with two runs in the 6-1 win over Northern Illinois (2/11).
As a freshman (2010): All-BIG EAST Tournament selection after batting .500 (6-for-12) with two runs, an RBI and three stolen bases in the conference tournament... Played in 50 games with 48 starts in the outfield or at designated player... Went 3-for-3 in the 4-1 win over Notre Dame (4/17)... Scored 36 runs and led the team with 18 stolen bases.
High School: Played softball for four years under Sharon Caperton... Selected team's most valuable offensive player... Earned first and second team All-League during her high school career... Played for the OC Elite club in California.
Personal: Full name is Jennifer Esteban... Nickname is "Jenn"... Daughter of Greg Esteban and Stephanie Legaspi... Birthdate is June 2, 1991... Major is sport administration... Her sister Megan plays softball at UC-Riverside... Her cousin Jodie Legaspi played softball for UCLA