Softball Closes Season with Second Highest Victory Total

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May 4, 1998

THIS WEEK:   Season Completed

LAST WEEK: April 28 at George Mason W, 2-0 at George Mason W, 5-1 May 2 at Princeton W, 6-4 at Princeton L, 8-0

TERPS CLOSE SEASON ON HIGH NOTE Maryland closed out the 1998 season with victories in three of its last four games including a doubleheader sweep of George Mason on April 28.

LAMANDRE GAINS VICTORY NO. 100 Head coach Gina LaMandre gained her 100th career victory as the Terps defeated George Mason on April 28. LaMandre now has 102 victories in her four seasons at Maryland and has a career record of 102-102-1 for a winning percentage of 50 percent. In the last two seasons, the Terps have won nearly 55 percent of their games as LaMandre has directed the Terps to a 54-45 record.

TERPS 28 VICTORIES IS SECOND MOST IN SCHOOL HISTORY Maryland's 28 victories this season marks the second highest victory total in school history. The school record for wins in a season is 33 by the 1996 team which finished with a record of 33-24-1.

SHIPMAN SETS BATTING AVERAGE, SLUGGING PERCENTAGE MARKS Junior Kelly Shipman (Huntingtown, Md./Northern) established school records for batting average (.355) and slugging percentage (.592) while tying the school record for hits in a season (54).

SHIPMAN SETS HOME RUN MARK Junior Kelly Shipman hit a school record eight home runs this season. Her eight home runs broke the previous school mark of two which was held by four different players. Shipman hit a single-game career-high of two home runs against Drexel University on Feb. 20 in the 1998 season opener.

MADEA ESTABLISHES SCHOOL RECORD FOR RBI Sophomore Cortney Madea (Northampton, Pa./Northmpton) established a school record with 33 RBI this season. She broke the previous record of 30 by current Terp Fawna Lackovic during the 1996 season. In addition, she enjoyed her finest season as she played in all 50 of Maryland's games and hit a career-high .297 at the plate.

POTZMAN ALSO SETS SCHOOL RECORD FOR DOUBLES Freshman Jennifer Potzman (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) banged out a school record 13 doubles this season. She broke the school record of 12 doubles held by both Fawna Lackovic and Kelly Shipman during the 1996 season. She had a season-high two doubles in two different games - at Georgia on March 23 and against Youngstown State on March 27.

TERPS SET TEAM RECORD FOR HITS IN A SEASON Led by five players with 40 hits or more the Terps established a team record for hits in a season with 367. The 367 hits in 50 games is equal to a school record 7.3 hits per game.

KILLIAN A STANDOUT ON THE MOUND AND AT THE PLATE Junior Tisha Killian (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area) led the Terps pitching staff with 15 victories and finished fourth among the Terps hitters with a career-high .310 batting average. Killian's 15 victories nearly matched her freshman and sophomore year combined total of 16. Her 24 games started matched her career-high which she also established during the 1996 season and she struck out a career-high 99 batters. Killian allowed opposing batters to hit only .191 against her and she allowed only two home runs during the season.

LACKOVIC SETS BEVY OF PERSONAL BESTS Junior Fawna Lackovic (Centreville, Va./Chantilly) hit a career-high .306 at the plate, established her career high with one triple and tied her career-high with two home runs. She also earned a career-high 16 walks.

LACKOVIC ESTABLISHES SCHOOL RECORD 16-GAME HITTING STREAK Junior Fawna Lackovic recorded a school record 16-game hitting streak from March 23 through April 17. Lackovic batted .320 (17-for-53) during the rampage. Lackovic's season batting average was as high as .385 during the streak.

POTZMAN ESTABLISHES SCHOOL RECORD FOR RBI Freshman Jennifer Potzman drove in 32 runs this season. Potzman's 32 RBI was only one behind Cortney Madea who led the team and established a new school record. Potzman recorded a season-high five RBI against Md.-Eastern Shore on March 15. She drove home four runs against North Carolina - Wilmington on Feb. 21 and four against UMBC on Feb. 27.

MEEHAN NAMED TO ACC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Freshman Holly Meehan (Phoenix, Ariz./Shadow Mountain), who had four hits in eight at-bats (.500 batting average) in the ACC Tournament, was named to the ACC Al-Tournament team. Against No. 16 Florida State, Meehan had one of Maryland's four hits; against Georgia Tech she tied her personal single game best with two hits and she had one hit in three at-bats against North Carolina.

TERPS TALENTED FRESHMAN CLASS Four members of Maryland's talented freshman class were full-time regulars during the 1998 season. Shortstop Jennifer Potzman (45 hits, .313 batting average), first baseman Holly Meehan (28 hits, .215 ba), rightfielder Angie Zittle (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake, Md.) (22 hits, 214 ba) and third baseman Michelle Burrell (Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) (22 hits, 16 RBI) all played in at least 40 games and had at least 20 hits.

Overall Record: 28-22-0
ACC Record: 3-3
SASA Record: 6-6

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Gina LaMandre Assistant Coach: Rachel Lawson SCHEDULE/RESULTS F20 vs. Drexel W, 8-1 F20 vs. Miami (Ohio) L, 2-4 F21 vs. Rhode Island W, 8-0 F21 vs. UNC - Wilmington W, 11-0 F21 vs. Georgia L, 0-1 F27 vs. Towson Univ. L, 2-3 F27 vs. UMBC W, 9-0 F28 vs. George Mason W, 8-0 F28 vs. Delaware W, 2-0 M1 vs. Delaware W, 6-1 M1 vs. UMBC W, 5-2 M7 Drexel W, 2-1 M7 Princeton L, 2-3 M14 at Towson Univ. L, 1-2 M14 at Towson Univ. W, 5-3 M15 Md.-Eastern Shore W, 18-0 M15 Md.-Eastern Shore W, 18-0 M17 at Long Island L, 2-4 M17 at Long Island L, 3-4 M19 vs. Bucknell W, 9-0 M20 vs. E. Illinois L, 2-7 M21 vs. East Carolina L, 2-3 M21 vs. Iona W, 1-0 M22 vs. Furman W, 1-0 M23 at Georgia Tech W, 7-5 M24 at Georgia Tech W, 5-0 M27 vs. Youngstown State W, 9-2 M27 vs. Illinois-Chicago L, 0-2 M28 vs. Evansville Univ. L, 3-6 M28 vs. Campbell Univ. L, 9-10 M28 vs. Georgia Southern L, 3-4 A4 at UNC - Charlotte W, 1-0 A4 at UNC - Charlotte W, 3-1 A5 at North Carolina L, 0-2 A5 at North Carolina L, 2-5 A11 George Mason W, 5-1 A11 George Mason W, 6-1 A14 Virginia W, 8-7 A14 Virginia L, 5-4 A17 South Florida L, 2-7 A17 South Florida L, 0-2 A19 Florida State W, 5-3 A19 Florida State L, 1-9 A23-25 at ACC Tournament vs. Florida State L, 0-1 vs. Georgia Tech W, 4-0 vs. North Carolina L, 0-4 A28 at George Mason W, 2-0 at George Mason W, 5-1 M2 at Princeton W, 6-4 at Princeton L, 0-8

.275 As a team, the Terps tied the school batting average high watermark with a .275 team average.
.331 Junior Amy Sandler (Miami, Fla./Palmetto) hit a career high .331 with a career-high 52 hits.
.996 Sophomore Sarah Putnam (Chesapeake, Va./Nansmond-Suffolk Academy) led the Terps with a .996 fielding percentage. She committed only one error in 235 total chances during 29 games.
0 The number of seniors on the Terps roster in 1998. All of the members of the 1998 team are scheduled to return for the 1999 season.
2 Junior Kelly Shipman has led the team in hitting in both of the last two seasons.
2 Freshman Annmarie Browne (Lausdale, Pa./North Penn) had four total hits this season - two of her hits were home runs.
3 Junior Kelly Shipman has struck out 200 or more batters in each of her three seasons at the University of Maryland. She will enter her senior season with a school-record 747 career strikeouts.
7 Junior Fawna Lackovic was a perfect seven-of-seven in stolen bases this season and has stolen 19 of 20 bases during her three year career.
8 Sophomore Sarah Putnam had more RBI in 29 games this season, 8, than she had in 48 games during the 1997 season, 7.
25 Junior Amy Sandler drove in a career-high 25 runs this season. She had driven in a combined 21 during the first two years of her career.
62 As a team, the Terps tied the school record of 62 doubles during the season.
100 Head coach Gina LaMandre gained her 100th career victory as Maryland defeated George Mason on April 28.
129 Maryland's talented crop of freshman recorded a combined 129 hits (35.1 percent of the team total) during the season.
157 Junior Amy Sandler has played in and started 157 games of her three year career