On Pickeral: Terps stalwart first baseman enters her fourth year as a starter power hitter also expected to make a full recovery from surgery on her right shoulder LaMandre looks for her to anchor the right side of the field improved patience at the plate complements her bat speed and power has worked exceptionally hard in the offseason ranks among Terp career offensive leaders after three seasons ranks second all-time in career batting average (.291) and lists third in home runs (17) after tying the single-season record with nine in 2001 ranks sixth with 85 RBI listed seventh with 553 career at-bats, 161 base hits and 28 doubles her single season numbers also rank among all-time leaders, most notably her first-place home run total from last season.
As a junior in 2001: Finished her junior year as the Terps season leader in RBI, slugging percentage and tied for the team-lead in home runs (9) nine home runs tied for second in the ACC and finished one short of the Terrapin single-season record .497 slugging percentage finished sixth in the conference, and eighth in RBI with 34 finished second on the squad with 47 hits and tied for fifth with 20 runs scored six multi-RBI games, four multi-run games and career-high 13 multi-hit games drove in a career-high four runs in a game against Towson (March 2), Florida A&M (March 9) and George Mason (April 7) went 5-for-16 (.312) at the USF-Holiday Inn Invitational (Feb. 16-18) and belted a home run against the host Bulls (Feb. 18) named to the Terrapin Invitational all-tournament team after putting in a .333 effort with a homer, a double, two runs scored and five RBI (March 2-3) drove in five runs on the strength of her first career grand slam and an additional solo home run at the Speedline Invitational (March 8-11) missed six games due to a shoulder injury from April 8-15, but bounced back in a doubleheader at Towson (April 25) with a homer and a double as part of a 5-for-7 (.714) two-run, two-RBI effort went 3-for-4 (.750) with two home runs and three RBI against Troy State in the Buzz Classic (March 23) credited with a stolen base vs. Hofstra (Feb. 17) a member of Marylands 2000-01 Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
As a Sophomore in 2000: Belted five home runs, which ranked second on the 2000 squad 46 hits was teams second-highest total third-most runs scored with 18 .263 batting average was fourth-highest among starters batted .313 against conference opponents, fourth best on the squad fifth-most RBI total (18) team-leader in putouts with 306 11 multi-hit games tied career record with three hits and drove in a career-high four runs in Marylands 10-2 rout of Virginia Tech (March 17) went 3-for-4 vs. the Hokies with a double and two homers blasted three home runs in one day across three games, adding another against Bethune-Cookman (March 17) posted two 10-game hitting streaks over the course of the season first came from March 17 (Bethune-Cookman) to March 25 (Coastal Carolina), where she went 15-for-40 (.375) with three homers, two doubles, eight runs scored and eight RBI second tear came from April 16 (East Carolina) to May 1 (Florida State) across that stretch she was 12-for-29 (.414) with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI shocked Virginia (April 23) with a game-winning, monster blast in the 12th inning during that streak punished the Long Island Blackbirds (April 7) with a 3-for-7, two-run, two-RBI performance that featured a double and home run as the Terps swept in Brooklyn.
As a Freshman in 1999: Mid-Atlantic second team All-American who led the Terps in hits (68), batting average (.316), doubles (15) and defensive putouts (365) All-ACC first teamer and the runner-up ACC Rookie of the Year honors total of 68 hits ranks as a single-season school mark and the single-season school-record for freshmen recorded 33 RBI which tied for sixth in school history her 205 at-bats was a school record for freshman played in a school-record tying 74 games with a school-record tying 74 starts led the Terps with a .447 slugging percentage her 15 doubles rank as the second-best single-season effort in school history career-high and single-game school record three doubles came against Tennessee-Martin (Feb. 27) career high of three hits came in five different games while she recorded nine multi-hit games three hits each in four consecutive games -- Ohio State (Feb. 26), Tennessee-Martin, Evansville (March 27) and Canisius (March 28) was 12-for-13 (.923) during the four-game offensive onslaught career-high 12-game hitting streak from March 14 through March 28 batted .611 (22-of-36) during the streak with six doubles and 10 RBI triples came in back-to-back games against Evansville and Canisius three RBI in a single game came against Ohio State (March 26) all-tournament team at the Buzz Classic with a .714 batting average (15-for-21) with six doubles, two triples and one home run home runs came against Nicholls State (Feb. 6), Long Island (March 20), and George Mason (April 29) recorded the first two NCAA Tournament RBI in school history on May 20 against Southwest Texas.
Before Maryland: A 1998 graduate of Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, Md. earned four varsity letters in softball played her first three seasons at shortstop before moving to first earned All-Met honors from the Washington Post in 1998 earned All-Southern Maryland Conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior named team MVP in 1997 and 1998.
Personal: Born Jan. 27, 1980 Kiesha is the daughter of Rose Pickeral has two sisters, UMBC softball star Kristie (19) and Kandy (13), and one brother, Alex (9) ... majoring in finance.
Pickeral at the plate Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 1999 74-74 .316 215 24 68 15 2 3 33 0-1 2000 55-55 .266 173 18 46 5 0 5 18 0-0 2001 55-55 .285 165 20 47 8 0 9 34 1-1 2002 41-39 .298 114 12 34 11 0 3 23 0-0 Totals 225-223 .292 667 74 195 39 2 20 108 1-2