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Getting to Know Softball Team 37's Freshmen: Lindsay Montemarano
At Michigan ... Big Ten All-Tournament team (2014).
Sophomore (2015)... Appeared in 60 games, starting 56 at third base ... Posted career highs in most offensive categories, including batting average (.242), runs (33), hits (32) and RBI (22) ... Went 2-for-2 with double and a run scored vs. #8 LSU in WCWS semifinals (May 31) ... Posted two sac flies vs. #7 UCLA in WCWS play (May 29) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in NCAA Regional opener vs. Oakland (May 15) ... Scored a career-best three runs as part of a 2-for-3 effort vs. Penn State in Big Ten Tournament (May 8) ... Tallied two RBI in back-to-back games vs. Penn State in final regular-season weekend ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a home run vs. PSU (May 2), knocking out a game-ending two-run shot in the sixth ... Posted six assists vs. Indiana-1 (April 18) ... Matched career highs with three hits and three RBI at Rutgers (April 11) ... Went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks in series finale at #14 Minnesota (April 5) ... Went 2-for-3 in home opener vs. Kent State-1 (March 14) ... Tallied a pair of hits at Cal State Fullerton (March 4) ... Hit .429 (6-for-14) at Easton Bama Bash ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI at #3 Alabama (Feb. 20) ... Drove out solo home run for first hit of the season.
Freshman (2014) ... Big Ten All-Tournament team ... Started 59 games at third base and compiled a .945 fielding percentage ... Slugged .409 in 115 at-bats ... Hit a home run at Florida State (May 23) ... Picked up a pair of hits and scored a run against San Diego State (May 16) ... Smacked a home run and collected two more hits against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament (May 9) ... Recorded two hits against Illinois (Apr. 26) ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI against Purdue (Apr. 23) ... Went 2-for-5 with two home runs, two RBI and scored two runs in two games against Michigan State (Apr. 12-13) ... Collected a hit and scored a run against Western Michigan (Apr. 8) ... Recorded a double and drew a walk against Ohio State (Apr. 6) ... Hit a three-run HR vs. Indiana (March 22) ... Went 1-for-2 with one double against Louisville (Mar. 16) ... Hit two doubles and collected her first three collegiate RBI against Kent State (Mar. 15) ... Went 1-for-3 and scored one run against Kentucky (Feb. 22) ... Made her collegiate debut against South Florida (Feb. 8).
Prep ... Seaford H.S. (2013) ... Played varsity softball for five seasons after making the varsity team as an eighth grader ... Three-time All-State first team (as a freshman in 2010, sophomore in 2011 and senior in 2013) ... Three-time All-Long Island first team (2010-11, 2013) ... Batted .717 with nine home runs and 18 stolen bases as a senior (2013) ... Seaford High School Female Athlete of the Year Award (2013) ... U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete (2013) ... Helped team to an undefeated season as a senior ... Three-time All-Nassau County performer (2010-11, 13) ... missed most of her junior season with an injury ... 2011 MVP of the Nassau County playoffs ... Played summer ball with the New Jersey Intensity (2011-13) and the New Jersey Inferno (2010) ... Other sports... Played varsity soccer for three seasons (2011-13) ... Played varsity basketball as a senior (2013) ... Also skied competitively and swam in the Junior Olympics (2010) ... Academics ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... Scholar-Athlete Award (2010-13).
Personal ... Lindsay Eileen Montemarano was born on February 25, 1995 ... Daughter of William and Christina Montemarano ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in English.
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