On Moczulski: Athletic, talented sophomore will play a key role in the infield … projected starter at the shortstop position for the second straight season … owns a phenomenal throwing arm with a quick release … also boasts power at the plate with good bat speed.
As a Freshman in 2002: Started at shortstop in 46 games for Maryland … posted fifth-best batting average for the Terps (.246) … 30 hits placed sixth among teammates … two home runs tied her for fourth on the team … 21 bases on balls placed third on the team … Maryland’s assist leader (66) … .344 slugging percentage was best among team newcomers … posted five multi-hit games … hit two doubles, scored a run, and drove in two against Samford during the Bama Bash (Feb. 9) … had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate against Florida International in the Speedline Invitational (March 8) … powered the Terps to a 4-1 victory against Michigan State in the Buzz Classic with a two-run homer to right field (March 22) … smacked a solo homer against Western Kentucky for her second home run in the Buzz Classic (March 23) … collected three hits and one run scored against ACC opponents at the Tar Heel Invitational (April 6-7) … went 2-for-3 with a double in the second game of a twinbill against Towson (April 10) …singled in the winning run during a 13-inning contest against St. Joseph‘s (April 24).
Before Maryland: A talented shortstop and pitcher at Archbishop Wood … first team all-state on undefeated squad as a sophomore … named player of the year as a sophomore and junior by the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Intelligencer, The Record and Bucks County Courier … first team all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior … named league MVP as a senior … played summer ball with Terp teammate Christen Cuozzi and the 2000 ASA national champion Blazing Angels … summer club also won the state title from 1998-2000 … number “10” was retired by both her high school and summer club team.
Personal: Born Jan. 29, 1983 … Malissa is the daughter of Lonna and Ed Moczulski … has two sisters, Vanessa (18) and Olivia (7) … uncle, Daniel Moczulski, played football at Western Maryland … a member of the Spanish Club in high school … was the quarterback on her unbeaten intramural football team … majoring in government and politics.
Moczulski at the plate… Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2002 47-46 .246 122 8 30 6 0 2 12 0-1