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CAREER:An anchor in the Bulldogs’ outfield as well as on the base paths ... Versatile fielder who can play any outfield position ... Can be a spark at the top of the lineup, or a key component in turning the lineup over from the No.8 spot ... Her 73 career steals ranks seventh in the MSU career record books as she is 73-for-79 in her career, a stolen-base percentage of .924.

2015: Played in all but one game on the season for 56 total with 54 having been starts … Played strictly outfield for MSU and also served as a pinch runner on four occasions … Recorded nine multiple-hit games and six multiple-steal games on the season … Finished a flawless 34-for-34 at stealing bases … Her 34 steals rank ninth in the MSU single-season record books and third in the SEC … Is the first player in MSU history to steal 30 or more bases in a season without having been caught stealing … Hit .323 with 40 hits, two of which were doubles, and five RBI … Drew 21 walks and was plunked twice for an on-base percentage of .429 … Began the season with an eight-game hitting streak from Austin Peay (Feb. 7) to Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 19) … Stole a career high four bases in one game vs. Saint Louis (Feb. 8) … Tied her career high for putouts with five vs. Georgia (March 6) … Set a season and career high scoring three runs in one game at Southeastern Louisiana (March 17) … Had her best hitting performance against an SEC opponent going 3-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, a walk and two stolen bases at Ole Miss (March 21) … Her three hits set a season and career record for most hits in a game … Went an impressive 4-for-5 with three runs, an RBI, two walks and a stolen base in the doubleheader against Southern Miss (March 25) … Stole three bases and recorded two walks against Weber State (May 16) at the Lafayette Regional in the NCAA Tournament.

2014: An important part of the Bulldog outfield, playing in 56 games and starting 48 ... Earned 32 starts in left field and 16 in center ... Hit 40 times as the No. 9 hitter and was in the eighth spot in eight games ... Turned in the team’s fourth-best batting average (.278) and fifth-highest on-base percentage (.386) while leading the way with 16 stolen bases, tied for the 10th most in the Southeastern Conference ... Finished with 27 hits and 23 runs scored to go along with 14 walks ... Reached base 48.4 percent of the time when leading off an inning (15-for-31) ... Tallied six multiple-hit games ... Did not commit an error and tallied 64 putouts ... Squad went 8-0 when hitting in the eighth spot of the order ... Played in 23 of team’s 24 SEC games and started 18 ... Ended the league campaign with eight hits, four runs scored and five walks ... During team’s 39 wins, hit .318 (21-for-66) with 21 hits, 21 runs scored and 12 walks ... Recorded the team’s fourth-highest batting average during neutral site games at .286 (eight-for-28) ... Got off to a hot start, hitting .294 (10-for-34) in February contests ... Was even more impressive during seven May contests, batting a team third-best .308 (four-for-13) ... Tied career highs with two hits and two runs scored against Jacksonville State (Feb. 9) ... Made a contest-turning catch in left field versus Jacksonville State (Feb. 9), reaching over the wall to bring back a Sara Borders home run and keep it a 1-0 deficit. The next half inning, the Bulldogs tied the score and went on to win 9-1 ... Hit a squad-high .333 during the FAU Strike Out Cancer Tournament (Feb. 13-15) ... Scored the game-winning run with a tag-avoiding slide at home plate on a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the 11th inning against LIU-Brooklyn (Feb. 15) ... Turned in the fifth two-steal game of career against Central Arkansas (Feb. 19) ... Drew a career-high three walks against Ohio (March 2) after entering the contest with three walks on the season ... Scored the game-winning run in 2-1 victory against Texas State (March 2) ... Reached base all three times at No. 15 South Alabama (April 9) with a walk, hit by pitch and single. Scored MSU’s first run of the contest ... Matched career high with two hits in game two against No. 3 Alabama (April 12) ... Went two-for-two with two runs scored in game two against Arkansas (April 26) ... Tallied a career-high-tying two hits in game two at No. 25 LSU (May 3). Went three-for-four in the final two games of the series (May 4-5).

2013:Started 43 games in the outfield (25 center field, 18 right field) and appeared in 52 as a true freshman ... Made an immediate impact on the base paths, stealing a team-best 23 bases in 25 attempts ... In the original lineup for 23 of 24 Southeastern Conference contests and registered a squad-high 10 steals ... Batted .321 in non-conference games and was 14-of-15 in stolen bases ... Led the team with a .302 batting average during home contests and scored a team third-best nine runs during such games ... Reached base 45.8 percent of the time when leading off an inning (11-for-24) ... Successfully advanced base runners 41.8 percent of the time (23-for-55) ... Recorded five two-hit games and one two-RBI contest ... Hit most often in the ninth spot of the order, registering 33 starts there ... Made collegiate debut as a pinch runner, stealing a base and scoring a run in win versus Troy (Feb. 8) ... Nabbed first career start in run-rule win against Tennessee State (Feb. 9), going one-for-two with a walk, stolen base and a run ... Entered versus Fordham (March 2) as a pinch hitter with a 1-2 count, and singled, stole two bases and scored ... Started the next day in a win against Syracuse (March 3), going one-for-three with a run to wrap up the D9 Citrus Classic sweep ... Earned the start in right field for her first-ever SEC game against No. 12 LSU (March 8) ... Collected a career-high two hits with first career RBI, a career-best-tying two stolen bases and a run scored in the opening game of a doubleheader run-rule sweep at College of Charleston (March 14) ... Came back in game two of the sweep against the Cougars to score a career-high two runs ... Doubled and scored the game-tying run in the UAB win (April 3) in Ridgeland, Miss. ... Drew a walk and stole a base in the series opener at No. 3 Florida (April 5) ... Went two-for-three with a run and the game-winning RBI against the Gators in the series finale (April 7), helping MSU record its second win over a top-three team in program history ... Stole a base in the series-opening win at No. 4 Alabama (April 19), helping snap the Crimson Tide’s 27-game winning streak against the Bulldogs ... Delivered a clutch two-out, two-RBI single to help erase a five-run deficit on national television in the series finale against the Crimson Tide(April 21) ... Went one-for-three with a stolen base in the 6-2 win at No. 14 Texas A&M (May 4).

PRE-COLLEGE:Attended Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, Calif., under the direction of head coach David Munn ... Did not play softball as a senior due to transfer rules ... Ran track instead, setting the school record for both the 100-meter dash (11.73) and the 200-meter race (24.70) ... The Division II Southern Section Champion for the 100M ... Named Most Valuable Athlete at her school ... Received Most Outstanding Sprinter Award as a senior ... During sophom*ore and junior campaigns at Calvary Chapel Christian School under head coach Celeste Ducharme, broke the school records for batting average (.551), stolen bases (32) and runs (39) in a season ... Led squad to a 12-2 record as a junior, hitting .494 with 44 hits, 34 runs, 16 RBI, one home run, 32 stolen bases and a .563 on-base percentage ... Helped team to an 8-0 record her sophom*ore campaign, hitting .551 with 43 hits, 39 runs, eight RBI, 31 stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .598 ... Notched 79 putouts and 12 assists as a center fielder her junior season ... Named first team all-league following sophom*ore and junior years, along with being named Offensive Player of the Year ... Selected to the Diamond Classic All-Tournament Team as a junior ... Received the All-American National Christian School Athletic Association Award her junior year ... With travel ball team, the Orange County Batbusters, finished second in the 2011 Independence Tournament in Colorado and fifth in the 2011 Premier Tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif.

PERSONAL:Born Loryn Kaitlin Nichols on May 9, 1994, in Pasadena, Calif. ... Daughter of Noah and Tracie Nichols ... Majoring in human sciences (human development and family studies).

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