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Hyman, Romero Named Michigan's Athletes of the Year
Sierra Romero (softball) garnered MGoBlue.com's Michigan Female Freshman of the Year.
MGoBlue.com reveals the top 10 plays for the month of May in Michigan Athletics.
In the middle game of a Big Ten series, U-M posted a 16-1 five-inning win over Northwestern.
Highlights from No. 12 U-M's 21-2 win over Michigan State
At Michigan ... Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first team (at-large/second base, 2015) ... Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first team (shortstop, 2014) ... Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America second team (at-large/shortstop, 2013) ... espnW Softball Player of the Year (2015) ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2013, '14) ... USA Softball Top-3 Finalist Collegiate Player of the Year (2014, '15) ... NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015) ... Three-time NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (2013, '14, '15) ... All-Big Ten first team (2013, '14, '15) ... Big Ten Tournament MVP (2015) ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2014, '15) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2013).
Junior (2015)... Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first team (second base, at large) ... Named espnW Softball Player of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team selection ... NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team ... Big Ten Tournament MVP ... NCAA All-Tournament Team ... Started all 68 games -- nine at shortstop and 59 at second base ... Led the Wolverines with a .449 batting average, 85 runs scored, 22 homers and 83 RBI ... Set Michigan single-season records in runs and RBI ... Ranked second with 25 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games ... Drove in U-M's lone run in WCWS championship series game three vs. #1 Florida (June 3) ... Homered for the game-tying run in the third inning vs. #8 LSU in WCWS semifinals (May 31) ... Posted RBI in both NCAA Super Regional games vs. #14 Georgia (May 21-22) ... Went 2-for-3 in super regional opener ... Tallied two hits, including a triple, with an RBI and two runs scored in NCAA Regional championship vs. Pittsburgh (May 17) ... Broke U-M's career RBI record -- and tied career home run record -- with a solo shot vs. #19 California in regional play (May 16) ... Named Big Ten Tournament MVP after hitting .556 (5-for-9) with three homers and 11 RBI ... Knocked out a three-run vs. Nebraska in the championship game (May 9) ... Went 3-for-3 with six RBI vs. Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament, breaking the NCAA career grand slam record (10) with a second-inning blast ... Went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer at Maryland (April 25) ... Knocked out home runs in back-to-back games vs. Indiana (April 17-18) ... Went 3-for-3 with six RBI in Rutgers series opener (April 10), knocking out third-inning grand slam to tie NCAA career grand slam record (9) ... Hit 2-for-3 with an RBI in the series finale at #14 Minnesota (April 5) ... Registered three RBI in back-to-back games at Ohio State (March 20-21) ... Homered in three consecutive games vs. Bowling Green and Ohio State (March 18-21) ... Knocked out two home runs in a three-hit, five-RBI effort vs. San Jose State (March 6) ... Established a U-M single-game record with five walks at Cal State Fullerton (March 4) ... Went 3-for-3 with two home runs and a career-best six RBI vs. Binghamton (Feb. 28) ... Named to the Easton Bama Bash All-Tournament Team ... Batted .545 (6-for-11) at Bama Bash ... Belted out grand slam as part of a 2-for-2, five-RBI effort vs. James Madison (Feb. 22) ... Hit 2-for-4 with a solo home run at #6 Florida State-1 (Feb. 14) ... Also scored the game-winning run in the fifth inning vs. FSU ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and 4 RBI vs. Hampton (Feb. 8).
Sophomore (2014) ... NFCA All-America first team (shortstop) ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (shortstop) ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... USA Softball Top-3 Finalist Collegiate Player of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (unanimous, shortstop) ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2014) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 18) ... espnW Preseason All-America First Team ... USA Softball Preseason Top 50 Players to Watch List ... Regular Season ... Played in all 62 games, starting 61 ... Set three Michigan single-season records: batting average (.491), runs (74) and grand slams (four) ... Tallied 28 multi-hit games and 22 multi-RBI games ... Reached base in 40 consecutive games (March 6 - May 18) ... Batted 4-for-7 with three runs, two RBI and a double in the Super Regional at Florida State (May 22-23) ... Collected a pair of hits, including a two-run homer, against Arizona State (May 18) ... Blasted a grand slam and knocked in one more run in a 2-for-4 day against San Diego State (May 17) ... Went 3-for-6 with a home run in the Big Ten Tournament (May 9-10) ... During a three-game series with Wisconsin, batted 5-for-8 with two home runs, three doubles, and knocked in five runs while scoring four (May 2-4) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double against Illinois (Apr. 26) ... Connected on a home run with two RBIs against Purdue (Apr. 23) ... Hit a home run, drew two walks, and scored two runs against Minnesota (Apr. 20) ... Collected two hits and an RBI against Minnesota (Apr. 19) ... Hit a home run and a triple, scored three runs and recorded five RBIs against Central Michigan (Apr. 16) ... Went 5-for-8 with three RBIs, four walks and scored seven runs in a three-game series against Michigan State (Apr. 11-13) ... Connected on a double, drew a walk, drove in one run and scored one run against Western Michigan (Apr. 8) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run while scoring two runs against Ohio State (Apr. 6) ... Collected two hits, four RBI, scored two runs and connected on a home run against Detroit (Apr. 2) ... Went 6-for-11 and scored six runs in a three-game series against Penn State (Mar. 28-29) ... Drew four walks and scored twice against Indiana (March 21)... Hit a solo HR and scored twice against Indiana (March 21)... Hit 2-for-2 with a double, a HR, and three runs scored vs. Indiana (March 22)... Had an on-base percentage of .909 in series against Indiana, totaling seven walks, seven runs scored, and two homers (March 21-22) ... Hit a home run, scored two runs and collected two RBI against Louisville (March 15) ... Went 1-for-1 with two RBI and scored two runs against Kent State (Mar. 15) ... Recorded three hits, one home run, one RBI and scored one run against Houston (Mar. 7) ... Collected two hits against Washington (Mar. 6) ... Went 3-for-3 with one home run, scored two runs and tied a career-high with five RBI against UCLA (Mar. 5) ... Went 3-for-3 while recording two RBI and a run scored vs. Utah Valley (Mar. 1) ... Went 2-for-3 and scored two runs vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 21) ... Recorded two hits and two RBI vs. Boston College (Feb. 16) ... Went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and scored three runs against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15) ... Went 2-for-2 with one RBI and three walks against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15) ... Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and scored two runs against Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 9) ... Recorded two hits, three RBIs and scored one run against Illinois State (Feb. 9).
Freshman (2013) ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ...Great Lakes All-Region First Team ... All-Big Ten First Team ... Big Ten Player of the Week (March 25, April 8) ... Seven-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 11, March 4, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, May 7) ... Regular Season ... Started all 64 Michigan games at shortstop ... Established a new U-M single-season record with 23 home runs ... Batted .379 with 23 home runs and 71 RBI, leading Michigan in all three Triple Crown categories ... Set new Big Ten single-season records with 12 home runs and 34 runs scored during conference play, and tied the RBI mark (35) ... Collected 20 multi-RBI games and 16 multi-hit games ... Blasted a two-run home run against Arizona State in the WCWS (June 1) ... Hit a two-run double in the 3-1 win over California in the Ann Arbor Regional final (May 19) ... Went 2-2 with a double and two scored runs against Valparaiso in the Ann Arbor Regional (May 17) ... Hit her 22nd home run of the season against Northwestern (May 4), breaking the U-M single-season record ... Hit two home runs and knocked in five RBI against Central Michigan (April 23) ... Blasted grand slams against Michigan State in back-to-back games (April 12, 14) ... Went 3-for-4 with four RBI against Ohio State (April 5) ... Hit a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs against Penn State (March 30) ... Collected three hits and two RBI vs. Purdue (March 23) ... Knocked in five runs during a 3-for-3 day with two home runs against Purdue (March 22) ... Hit a home run and collected two RBI vs. Arizona (March 15) ... Blasted two solo home runs against Washington (March 14) ... Had two hits and two RBI vs. UCF (March 6) ... Collected three hits, including a home run, two RBI and scored twice vs. James Madison (March 2) ... Had three hits, including a double, vs. LSU (March 2) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Georgia Tech (March 1) ... Had a double and one RBI vs. UC Davis (Feb. 23) ... Hit a two-run home run vs. Illinois State (Feb. 23) ... Hit a triple and scored a run at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 17) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored vs. Massachusetts (Feb. 17) ... Hit a triple, knocked in a run and scored two runs vs. Maryland (Feb. 16) ... Hit a home run and collected two RBI vs. USF (Feb.9) ... hit first collegiate home run - a grand slam - vs. Florida Atlantic (Feb. 9) ... made collegiate debut against Marshall (Feb. 8) going 1-4 with a double and two RBI.
Prep ... Graduated from Vista Murrieta High School (2012) ... All-academic honors ... Four-year varsity letterwinner (2009-2012) ... Third-ranked prospect nationally according to ESPN.com ... Max Preps All-America team (2012) ... First team ESPN All-American (2012) ... California Miss Softball state finalist (2012) ... First-team NFCA all-American (2012) ... Two-time Southwestern League MVP (2011-2012) ... All-Valley MVP (2011) ... Two-time first team All-CIF and all-county (2011-2012) ... Two-time first team all-Southwestern League (2009-2010) ... Two-time All-Valley first team(2009-2010) ... Holds county record for home runs (45).
Personal ... Sierra Joy Romero was born on March 19, 1994 ... Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies ... Daughter of Michael and Melissa Romero ... Has three siblings.
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