May 13, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - University of Maryland softball second baseman Keri Lounge was named to the 2004 Softball All-ACC team. The freshman leads the team in hits (52), doubles (13), home runs (6), RBIs (33) and slugging percentage (.515).
Lounge is currently batting .315, which is tied for second on the Maryland squad. No freshman has had a higher batting average since Kiesha Pickeral hit .316 in 1999. She is also tied with Pickeral and teammate Lindsay Klein for most RBIs by a freshman.
Lounge's 13 doubles this season ranks third all-time for doubles in a season in program history. Lounge is also tied for the seventh-most home runs in a Maryland season.
She also ranks 10th in the ACC in hits and home runs this season. She is fifth in the league in doubles per game and sixth in RBIs per game. Her slugging percentage is ninth-best in the conference.
Lounge is the first Terrapin freshman to be named to the conference team since Pickeral in 1999. She is only the fourth freshman to receive this honor in Maryland softball history.
The second baseman and her teammates will be taking the field Friday in their opening game at the 2004 ACC Softball Championship Tournament. Maryland will play Virginia at 1:30 p.m. at the Seminole Softball Complex in Tallahassee, Fla.