Softball Travels to George Mason and Princeton This Week

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April 27, 1998

Tuesday, April 28   at George Mason     3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2     at Princeton        2 p.m.

LAST WEEK: (at ACC Tournament, Tallahassee, Fla.) Thursday, April 23 No. 16 Florida State 1, Maryland 0 Friday, April 24 Maryland 4, Georgia Tech 0 North Carolina 4, Maryland 0

TERPS TRAVEL TO GEORGE MASON AND PRINCETON Maryland closes out its regular season as it travels to play George Mason (Tuesday, 2 p.m.) and Princeton University (Saturday, 2 p.m.). The Terps have a 3-0 record against George Mason this season.

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 all-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. She is now batting a season-high .220 and has raised her batting average by more than 20 points in the last 10 games. She has nine hits in her last 24 at bats (.375) in the last 10 games since April 11.

Opponent     AB    H    R    BA
Fl. State     2    1    0    .500
Ga. Tech      3    2    1    .667
N. Carolina   3    1    0    .333
Totals        8    4    1    .500     

LAMANDRE NEARS 100 CAREER VICTORIES Head coach Gina LaMandre needs only two victories to reach the century mark for her career. She enters the final week of the regular season with 98 career victories in her four seasons at Maryland. LaMandre has averaged 24.5 victories per season.

KILLIAN DEFEATS GEORGIA TECH; GAINS CAREER VICTORY NO. 30 Junior Tisha Killian (Chambersburg, Pa/Chambersburg Area) gained the pitching victory as Maryland defeated Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Tournament. The two-hit victory marked her career-high 14th of the season. The win was also the 30th of her three-year career. She struck out four against the Yellow Jackets and raised her single-season career-high total to 93.

HIPMAN APPROACHES SCHOOL RECORD FOR HITS Junior Kelly Shipman (Huntingtown, Md./Northern) enters the final week of the regular season with 51 hits. She is only one hit away from tying her personal single season best of 52 hits (1997). In addition, she is only three hits away from tying the school record for hits in a season, 54 by Tricia Hunt in 1996.

SHIPMAN'S PERSONAL RECORD BOOK Junior Kelly Shipman is enjoying her finest batting season and is on the verge of establishing numerous personal and school records.

Category         1998      Personal Best     School Record
Hits               51          52 (1996)             54
Runs Scored        31    31 (1997, 1998)       42 (1996)
Batting Average  .367        .325 (1997)     .325 (1997)     
Home Runs           8           8 (1998)        8 (1998)
Doubles             8          12 (1996)       13 (1998)
RBI                29          29 (1998)       31 (1998)

SANDLER ENJOYS STRONG ACC TOURNAMENT OUTING Junior Amy Sandler (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto) had three hits in 10 at-bats during the ACC Tournament for a .300 batting average. She enjoyed a two-hit performance against Florida State in the Terps' opening round of the tournament. Sandler was the only batter during the tournament to get two hits in a single game against tournament MVP Stacy Venable, who pitched the Seminoles to the championship.

LACKOVIC MOVES INTO SECOND IN TEAM HITTING Junior Fawna Lackovic (Centreville, Va./Chantilly) has moved into second place in the team batting race with a career-high .324 batting average. She has 99 hits in the last two seasons and is on the verge of establishing a single season personal record for hits in a season. Lackovic has 47 hits this season; her personal best is 52 during the 1996 season. Over the last two seasons, Lackovic leads the team with her 99 hits.

BROWNE TAKES OVER IN LEFT FIELD Freshman Annmarie Browne (Lausdale, Pa./North Penn) started all three games in the ACC Tournament for the Terps and played very well with six putouts. She played flawlessly in the outfield where she recorded three putouts against both Florida State and North Carolina.

BURRELL HANDLES THE HOT CORNER Freshman Michelle Burrell (Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) played well in the ACC Tournament with three putouts, 11 assists and no errors. Her spotless play at third base was a strength in the infield for the Terps. She was credited with an important sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning of Terps' game against Florida State.

No.  Name               Pos.    Yr.    Hometown
2    Michelle Folsom      IF    Fr.    Clinton, Md.
4    Amy Sandler       IF/OF    Jr.    Miami, Fla.
5    Sarah Putnam          C    So.    Chesapeake, Va.
7    Katie Kapfer          P    So.    Libertyville, Ill.
9    Jessica Krug         OF    So.    College Park, Md.
10   Chrissy Miller       IF    Fr.    Malvern, Pa.
11   Kelly Shipman      P/IF    Jr.    Huntington, Md.
13   Cortney Madea      P/OF    So.    Northampton, Pa.
15   Michelle Burrell     IF    Fr.    Owego, N.Y.
16   Janet Richmond       IF    Fr.    Huntingtown, Md.
17   Tisha Killian         P    Jr.    Chambersburg, Pa.
18   Kim Miller           OF    So.    Annville, Pa.
21   Fawna Lackovic     C/OF    Jr.    Centreville, Va.
22   Brooke Maslo         OF    Fr.    Elizabeth, N.J.
23   Angie Zittle         OF    Fr.    Pasadena, Md.
24   Annmarie Browne      OF    Fr.    Lausdale, Pa.
27   Jennifer Potzman     IF    Fr.    Trexlertown, Pa.
35   Holly Meehan         IF    Fr.    Phoenix, Ariz.

1998 MARYLAND SOFTBALL Overall Record: 25-21-0 ACC Record: 3-3 SASA Record: 6-6

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Gina LaMandre Assistant Coach: Rachel Lawson

Gina LaMandre's Career Record W L T Pct. Overall 98 100 1 .495


.185 Maryland is holding its opponents to a .185 batting average.

.367 Junior Kelly Shipman is looking to establish the school record for batting average with her current .367 mark. Shipman currently holds the school record with a .325 average during the 1997 season.

1.00 Junior Fawna Lackovic has stolen a perfect seven bases in seven attempts.

1 Junior Tisha Killian has allowed only one home run in 583 batters faced this season.

1 Freshman Angie Zittle (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake Senior) recorded hits against both Florida State and North Carolina during the ACC Tournament.

2 Maryland has two players, Cortney Madea and Jennifer Potzman, with 30 or more RBI in the same season for the first time in school history.

3 Junior Kelly Shipman is looking to become the first player in school history to hit .300 or above in each of her first three seasons.

3 Maryland has three players, Kelly Shipman, Jennifer Potzman and Cortney Madea, with four or more home runs for the first time in school history.

5 Maryland is on track to set a school record with five different players achieving .300 or better batting averages during the same season.

21 Freshman Jennifer Potzman (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) has drawn a team-high 21 walks this season.

23 Maryland has hit a school record 23 home runs this season. In comparison, the Terps hit four during the 1997 season.

25 Freshman Holly Meehan handled 25 chances at first base without an error in the ACC Tournament.

31 Sophomore Cortney Madea (Northampton, Pa./Northampton) has a school-record 31 RBI this season.

341 Maryland has recorded a school record 341 hits as a team this season.