Softball Reaches 20-Win Plateau for Third Straight Season

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April 6, 1998


Thursday, April  9  UMBC    2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11  George Mason    Noon
Saturday, April 4   at UNC - Charlotte  W, 1-0
                    at UNC - Charlotte  W, 3-1
Sunday April 5  at North Carolina       L, 0-2
                at North Carolina       L, 2-5

TERPS PLAY HOST TO UMBC, GEORGE MASON TO BEGIN HOMESTAND : Maryland begins a five date, 10-game homestand as it plays host to UMBC and George Mason this week. The double-header versus UMBC will mark the Terps' first home game since March 15. The Terps are 3-1 at home this season with victories coming against Md.-Eastern Shore (double-header sweep on March 15) and Drexel on March 7.

TERPS ENJOY PLAYING IN THE FRIENDLY CONFINES OF HOME : Maryland has a 16-6 record (72.7 winning percentage) in games played at home over the last two seasons. The Terps are 3-1 this season and enter the week of April 6 having won two straight. The Terps were 13-5 at home last season. The team has won seven of its last eight games at home.

POTZMAN IS THE SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER FOR HOME RUNS : Freshman Jennifer Potzman (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) has hit a school record six home runs this season. She broke the previous school record of two home runs in a single season by four different players on March 15 against Md.-Eastern Shore. Potzman not only broke the school record for home runs in a season against the Lady Hawks with three during the double-header but established a school record for home runs in a single game with two in the second game of the day.

POTZMAN TIES SCHOOL RECORD FOR DOUBLES : Freshman Jennifer Potzman has tied the school record for doubles in a season with 12. Her double in the first inning of the first game of Sunday's double-header against North Carolina pulled her into a tie with current Terps Kelly Shipman (Huntingtown, Md./Northern) and Fawna Lackovic (Centreville, Va./Chantilly) who both had 12 doubles during the 1996 season.

TERPS TEAM BATTING AVERAGE IS HIGHEST EVER : Maryland enters the week of April 6 with a program record batting average of .294 and a near program record 180 team hits. The school record for team batting average is .276 by the 1996 team and the school record for hits in a season is 281 by Maryland's first ever varsity team in 1995.


Season Team Batting Average Team Hits 1998 .294 (280-951) 280 1997 .224 (279-1,247) 279 1996 .276 (188-1,538) 188 1995 .262 (281-1,071) 281


.412 : Junior Kelly Shipman is hitting a career-high .412 this season. The school record for batting average in a season is .325 by Shipman during the 1997 season.

.358 : Junior Amy Sandler is hitting a career-high .358 this season. The school record for batting average in a season is .325 by Kelly Shipman during the 1997 season.

1: Freshman Jennifer Potzman needs only one double to establish a single season Terp record for doubles in a season with 13.

1 : Junior Kelly Shipman has a 49- 31 pitching record entering the week of April 6. She needs only one win to gain the 50th pitching victory of her Maryland career.

4: Players (Kelly Shipman, Amy Sandler, Fawna Lackovic and Jennifer Potzman) are on track to break the single season batting average record of .325.

4: Freshman Jennifer Potzman needs only four RBI to establish a new single season record with 31. She enters the week of April 6 with a team leading 27 RBI.

5: Players (Kelly Shipman, Jennifer Potzman, Amy Sandler, Fawna Lackovic and Cortney Madea) are all on track to break the single season slugging percentage team record of .433.

6: Freshman Jennifer Potzman has hit a school record six home runs this season.

13: Junior Kelly Shipman needs only 13 to become the all-time single season hits leader in Maryland history. The single-season record of 54 hits during the 1996 season is held by former All-ACC selection Tricia Hunt.

69: Junior Kelly Shipman has established a new school record for total bases by a Maryland batter in a single season. She surpassed herself, Tricia Hunt and current Terp Fawna Lackovic who each had 67 total bases during the 1996 season.

95 Junior Kelly Shipman enters the week of April 6 with 95 career pitching appearances and needs only five to reach 100.

KILLIAN ESTABLISHES PERSONAL-BEST FOR PITCHING VICTORIES: Junior Tisha Killian (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area) gained her single-season personal best 12th victory of the season against UNC - Charlotte on Saturday. Killian now has a record of 12-5. He previous single season high for victories was 11 during the 1996 season. Killian is now second in career victories for the Terps with 28.

Season W L Pct. 1998 12 5 .706 1997 5 8 .385 1996 11 12 .478 28 25 .528

RUNS SCORED, RUNS SCORED AND MORE RUNS SCORED: Maryland has scored 169 runs in its 35 games this season, an average of 4.8 per game. The Terps 169 runs are more than the team scored in its season total of 49 games last season, 151. The team averaged 3.1 runs scored per game last season. The 1998 Terps surpassed the 1997 Terps in runs scored in their 31st game of the season.

TERPS REACH 20 WIN PLATEAU FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE SEASON: Maryland's victory over UNC - Charlotte in the second game of Saturday's double-header gave head coach Gina LaMandre at least 20 victories in each of the last three seasons. Maryland gained victory No. 20 this season in 35 games marking the second fastest ascent to 20 wins. The fastest ascent to 20 victories in Maryland softball history came during the 1996 season when the plateau was reached in 30 games.

Season Season Victories Win No. 20 1998 20 Game No. 35 1997 26 Game No. 40 1996 33 Game No. 30

Maryland Sports Information 1998 MARYLAND SOFTBALL Overall Record: 20-15-0 ACC Record: 2-2 SASA Record: 2-0

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

1998 MARYLAND ROSTER 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.