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#2 Sara Acosta
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anaheim, Calif.
High School: Loara

As a junior (2012): Started in right field in 34 of 56 games...averaged .200 at the plate...notched 24 hits, 16 runs and eight RBIs...went 2-for-2 vs. Southern Illinois (Feb. 24) and had six multi-hit games...hit both a double and a triple in win over Kent State (March 10)...plated the winning run in a 4-3 victory over No. 19 Florida State in 10 innings when she looped one to center, then the run scored on an error on the play...one of 10 ACC starters to not commit an error on the year.

As a sophomore (2011): Started in center field in 54 of 59 games...averaged .312 at the plate, which was top-25 in the ACC...named to All-ACC Tournament team as she went 3-for-3 in Semifinal game vs. North Carolina...notched 55 hits, 30 runs and 16 RBI as the leadoff batter in most contests...twice went 4-for-4 in games, first in series finale vs. North Carolina (May 8) and then in season finale vs. East Carolina in NCAA Regionals (May 21)...went 3-for-3 vs. Utah in Maryland Round Robin (March 19)...had 13 multi-hit games...hit her second career home run, a two-run homer, vs. Boston College (April 10)...one of 39 players in the league to have 1.000 fielding percentage.

As a freshman (2010): Averaged a .283 batting average on the year ... started in 51 and played in 52 games in centerfield ... had 24 runs, 43 hits and 14 RBI ... led the team in sacrifice bunts and was No. 5 in the ACC with seven ... was 6-6 in stolen bases ... went on an eight-game hit streak from March 21-30... eight multiple-hit games...went 3-for-4 at the plate twice - once against Mount St. Mary's (March 5) and once against Hofstra (March 30) ... knocked in three RBI against Akron on March 17 ... went 4-for-9 in NCAA Regionals ... one of nine ACC players to have 1.000 fielding percentage.

Before Maryland: Played softball and golf for four years at Loara and for club team Worth Firecrackers 18 Gold for five years ... earned Rookie of the Year honor with softball team in 2005 and MVP in 2007 and 2009 ... first-team All-Empire League in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and second-team in 2007 ... played third base senior year ... softball team finished fourth in the league all four years and golf team finished third ... club team finished seventh, second, and tenth at nationals in 2006, 2007 and 2009, respectively ... club team finished third at Champions Cup in 2006 and 2007 and won the Champions Cup in 2008 and 2009 ... named team MVP in golf all four years ... second-team All-Empire League for golf 2006-2009.

Personal: Daughter of Miguel and Sandy Acosta ... named Michael Jordan as her sports hero ... came to Maryland because she knew it was right when she stepped on campus ... would play golf if not softball at Maryland ... intends to study Criminal Justice and one day work in law enforcement ... recruited by other schools, including Auburn, Virginia, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

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