Watten on Klein: "Lindsay has worked extremely hard in the off-season to perfect and fine-tune her pitches after spending the first three seasons of her college career playing first base and anchoring the offensive attack. She will add depth and variety to our rotation on the mound as Lindsay possesses a great amount of movement and variety in her pitches. Due to playing most of her college career at first base, Lindsay has developed into a great defensive pitcher as well. She is one of the best defensive players/first basemen in the game as well as being a sound leader both on and off the field. Lindsay continues to be one of the biggest threats in our offensive lineup and has proven to be a clutch player on both sides of the field."
As a Junior (2006): Started all 59 games ... named to All-ACC second team ... showed her versatility by playing first base, catcher and pitcher ... led Maryland in doubles with 15, tied for third among ACC players, and the second-best single-season effort among Maryland players all-time ... second on the team in total bases with 78 ... third on the team in hits with 48 ... recorded five home runs and 33 RBIs, second most on the team ... has proven to be a powerful and dangerous hitter over her career ... led team with 24 walks ... ranked fourth on the team in slugging percentage (.459) and on-base percentage (.382) ... had two or more hits in 12 games ... had six hits, five runs, and six RBIs in a four-game stretch at the Palm Springs Invitational ... had two hits, a run scored, and two RBIs in four at-bats against Western Michigan (March 3), including a walk-off two run home run in the ninth inning ... had 2 hits, 5 runs, and 5 RBIs in 7 at-bats in a doubleheader against Brown (March 28) ... hit a walk-off single to clinch a 1-0 victory over Virginia ... hit her 16th career home run against Boston College (April 23) and ranks sixth on Maryland's career list ... named to All-America First Team by Jewish Sports Review for the third consecutive season.
As a Sophomore (2005): Led all Terps with a .997 fielding percentage and a .333 batting average ... tied for team-high with most home runs (5), RBIs (32) and triples (2) in 2005 ... led team in most offensive categories including hits (53), at-bats (159) and slugging percentage (.528) ... third in the ACC with doubles per game (.24) ... fifth in the league in number of hits per game (1.08) ... selected to Jewish Sports Review's 2005 All-America team ... only Maryland player named ACC Player of the Week in 2005 ... selected to the 2005 ACC First Team All-Conference ... hit second home run of the year against Maryland-Eastern Shore ... had two home runs in game against Delaware State (April 6) ... fifth double of the year was against Villanova (March 30) .... hit five RBIs and .455 in series against Virginia Tech (March 26) ... hit RBI-single in tenth inning with tie score and bases loaded in game against Georgia State for victory (March 11) ... had hits in the first nine games of the season with two hits in game against Penn State (Feb. 19) ... named to the Crimson Classic All-Tournament Team.
As a Freshman (2004): One of three Terrapins and the only freshman to start all 60 games ... finished with a team-high tying six home runs and 36 RBIs ... was second on the team with 12 multi-hit games ... helped Terps defeat NC State at the ACC Tournament (May 15) by going 2-for-4 with an RBI ... drove in two runs with a double vs. Virginia at the conference championships (May 14) ... hit first career triple against Villanova (May 9), also scored a run ... had an RBI and scored a run vs. Delaware (May 6) ... drove a solo home run over the left field fence, scoring Maryland's run vs. No. 2 Florida State (April 18) ... drove in a run and scored another vs. James Madison (April 17) and St. Francis (April 15) ... went 2-for-4 vs. St. Joseph's (April 8) ... had a home run against Pittsburgh (March 28) ... had a 3-for-4 day at the plate vs. Delaware State (March 28) with an RBI ... had three RBIs in the Terps' win vs. Pittsburgh (March 27) ... drove in a career-high four runs with two home runs against Rutgers (March 17) ... also scored two runs against the Scarlet Knights ... was a perfect 3-for-3 against Delaware State (March 12), adding two RBIs ... drove in two runs and scored another in win over Winthrop (March 6) ... smacked a three-run homer to dead center field against Florida International (Feb. 27) ... first-career home run vs. Temple (Feb. 21) and had three RBIs.
Before Maryland: Lettered all four years at El Modena High School ... also received All-Century League honors for four seasons ... named team MVP during freshman and senior years and chosen as Defensive MVP sophomore and junior years ... sported a 73-22 record and a 0.69 ERA during her high school career ... batted .442 with 26 RBIs during her senior season ... received All-California Interscholastic Federation honors as a freshman and sophomore ... named to the Orange County Coaches' American/National All-Star Game ... selected to both the All-Orange County second team and Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team ... earned scholar athlete recognition for three years ... played summer softball with Maryland teammate Rachel Greyson on Tyronne Davis' Orange County Batbusters ... also played with Steve McNee's Gold USA's Athletics ... lettered twice in volleyball.
Personal: Daughter of Lawrence and Jeanne Klein ... has a sister, Shelby ... member of the Girls League and National Art Honor Society ... majoring in marketing.
Klein at the plate... Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2004 60-60 .279 183 22 51 8 1 6 36 0-0 2005 49-49 .333 159 18 53 12 2 5 32 0-0 2006 59-59 .282 170 25 48 15 0 5 33 1-1 Total 168-168 .297 512 65 152 35 3 16 101 1-1