Career Notes Entering 2015 Season:
• Ranks first in program history with a .906 (29-for-32) career stolen base percentage
• Ranks 12th in program history with 88 career runs scored
• Tied for 18th in program history with 29 career stolen bases
• One of only two players in program history to finish a season with a perfect stolen base percentage (min. 10 attempts), going a perfect 11-for-11 in 2013
2014 (Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fifth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 33-19 (12-4 MAC) record … played in 45 games, earning 43 starts in right field and two in left field … tallied a .283 batting average with 41 hits in 145 at bats … tied for seventh in the MAC with 33 runs scored … went 9-for-10 in stolen base attempts … reached base safely in nine consecutive games starting in Ball State’s 3-0 win at No. 3 Arizona State (March 2) and ending after the team’s 7-4 win over Radford (March 14) … strung together a six-game hitting streak starting with a pair of hits in the 11-3 (5 inn) win over Detroit (March 2) and ending with a pair of hits in the second game at UAB (March 12) … ranked sixth on the team with 10 multiple hit games, including a pair of three-hit efforts versus Texas A&M – Corpus Christi (Feb. 8) and FIU (Feb. 28) … tallied nine RBI on the year, including driving in the winning run in three contests; vs. Morehead State (Feb. 22), vs. FIU and versus Miami (April 26) … also scored three game-winning runs … drew 15 walks and finished the year with a .350 on-base percentage … turned in a .933 fielding percentage with 41 putouts and one assist, while recording three errors.
2013 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fourth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 37-17 (18-3 MAC) record … played in 51 games, earning 22 starts in right field, 19 starts as the designated player and one start in center field … went a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts, becoming just the second player in program history to finish a season with a perfect stolen base percentage having attempted at least 10 steals … posted a .312 batting average, with 43 hits in 138 at bats … recorded her first career triple in Ball State’s 5-3 win over Northern Illinois (April 5) … reached base safely in seven consecutive games starting in the first game of a double header at Akron (April 12) through the double header versus Miami (April 21) … strung together a five-game hitting streak from March 8 versus Stony Brook through the March 16 win over #24 North Carolina … tied for fourth on the team with 11 multiple hit games, including a pair of three-hit performances; at Ohio (April 14) and in game two at Central Michigan (April 26) … her 34 runs scored on the year ranked 10th in the league … drove in six RBI … posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 15 putouts.
2012 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to their third Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 40-15 (17-3 MAC) record ... played in 46 games, earning 30 starts in right field ... hit .255 on the year with 26 hits in 102 at bats ... recorded an infield single in her first collegiate at bat versus East Tennessee State (Feb. 17), after drawing a walk in her first career plate appearance earlier in the game ... finished the contest 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base ... recorded hits in her first four collegiate games ... blasted a pair of hits in four games ... recorded her first two-hit game versus Dayton (Feb. 25), which included a two-run double for her first collegiate RBI and her first career multi-base hit ... posted her second career two-run double to drive in the game-winning run in BSU's 9-7 victory over Purdue (April 12) ... launched her first career home run in the regular season finale versus Bowling Green (May 6) ... scored 21 runs and tallied 11 RBI on the year ... second on the team with nine stolen bases, going 9-for-11 on the base paths ... named to the Quality Inn Classic All-Tournament Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in softball at St. Charles North High School for coach Tom Poulin ... helped guide the North Stars to an Illinois State runner-up finish and a 32-4 overall record her senior year ... helped guide St. Charles North to a 106-28 record over her career ... tallied a .383 batting average as a senior, with 46 hits and 31 runs scored ... earned Up-State 8 All-Conference honors as a junior after collecting a .415 batting average with 44 hits and 38 runs scored ... Kane County Chronicle All-Area, special mention all-conference and special mention all-area Daily Herald as a sophomore after posting a .330 batting average with 36 hits and 18 runs scored ... Up-State 8 All-Conference, All-Area Daily Herald, All-Area Elgin Courier and All-Area Kane County Chronicle as a freshman ... tallied a .388 batting average with 39 hits and 12 runs scored as a freshman ... also played nine seasons of club softball for the Wasco Diamonds, where she was coached by her father Steve.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Steve and Julie Cihlar ... has one sister, Stephanie ... her sister was a four-year letterwinner in softball at Loyola-Chicago, finished her career ranked third in program history with 57 stolen bases and was an All-Horizon Second Team selection as a senior … born May 26, 1993 in Hoffman Estates, Ill. ... full name is Loren Elizabeth Cihlar … majoring in health science ... maintains a 3.896 grade-point average.