Romero Wins B1G Softball Player of the Year; Seven Earn All-Conference
Sweet Stars in Softball's Comeback Win Over No. 20 Nebraska
Lawrence Slams, Driesenga Blanks Hawkeyes in Softball's DH Sweep
Postgame Notes: U-M 8, Iowa 6; U-M 8, Iowa 0
Susalla's Pinch Hit Caps Softball's Comeback Win over Iowa
The Wolverines shut out Cal to reach Sunday's NCAA Regional final.
At Michigan ... All-Big Ten second team (catcher, 2014) ... All-Big Ten first team (catcher, 2013) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014).
Junior (2014) ... All-Big Ten second team (catcher, 2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014) ... Regular Season ... Started 57 games at catcher ... Batted .339 with six homers and 21 RBI in Big Ten games ... Threw out 12 would-be base-stealers and picked off three more ... Collected 12 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Had a 3-for-5 game with a double and four RBI at Florida State in the Super Regional (May 22) ... Picked up two hits vs. San Diego State (May 17) ... Hit a run-scoring double against San Diego State (May 16) ... Knocked in two runs vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament finale (May 10) ... Hit a single and a double against Illinois (May 9) ... Tallied a pair of hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs vs. Wisconsin (May 3) ... Collected two hits against Illinois (Apr. 25) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run against Purdue (Apr. 23) ... Hit a three-run home run against Minnesota (Apr. 20) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks, two RBIs and scored one run against Michigan State (Apr. 13) ... Went 2-for-5 with two home runs (one being a grand slam), five RBIs and scored two runs in doubleheader against Ohio State (Apr. 6) ... Collected one hit and two RBIs against Penn State (Mar. 29) ... Hit a two-run HR in her only at-bat of the game vs. Indiana (March 21) ... Went 2-for-4 against Houston (Mar.7) ... Collected two hits against Washington (Mar. 6) ... Went 2-for-3 with one RBI against Central Arkansas (Feb. 15) ... Collected two hits, recorded two RBIs and scored one run against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15).
Sophomore (2013) ... All-Big Ten First Team ... Big Ten Player of the Week (April 29) ... Regular Season ... Played in 57 contests, starting 55 at catcher ... Batted .236 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI ... Collected 10 multi-RBI games ... Homered twice in the win over California in the Ann Arbor Regional (May 18) ... Was 2-2 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs at Nebraska (April 28) ... Went 3-4 with a home run and three RBIs, in addition to having the game-winning hit against Nebraska (April 27) ... Hit a three-run homer against Iowa (April 21) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against Michigan State (April 12) ... Tied a U-M single game record with three doubles at Penn State (March 30), and also hit a home run and collected five RBI ... Blasted a home run vs. Purdue (March 23) ... Hit a three-run home run against Washington (March 14).
Freshman (2012) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 26) ... Started 56 games -- 50 at catcher, three at designated player, two in rightfield, one in leftfield ... Totaled 11 multi-hit games ... Hit six home runs and was second on the team with 10 doubles ... Recorded 24 RBI, good for third on the team ...Went 2-for-4 with a double, and RBI and a run against Eastern Michigan (May 1) ... In Michigan's three-game sweep of Penn State (March 24-25), went 5-for-6 with three runs scored, three RBI and a home run ... Batted 7-for-14 (.500) at the Citrus Classic (March 2-4), including a 3-for-4 performance against Virginia (March 3) and a 3-for-3 showing against Temple (March 4) ... Her bases-loaded HBP walked in the winning run against Temple ... Hit first career home run in Michigan's 2-1 win at No. 22 LSU (Feb. 11).
Prep ... Graduated from Santiago High School (2011) ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... California Miss Softball (2011) ... Under Armour All-American (2011) ... Led Santiago to the 2011 state championship, hitting a walk-off grand slam for the win ... Also helped Santiago to the 2011 CIF title ... All-League MVP following senior season (2011) ... Two-time all-state selection (2010-11)... Three-time all-tournament and all-league honoree (2009-11).
Personal ... Lauren Chanel Sweet was born on July 31, 1993 ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... elementary education major ... Daughter of Troy and Carol Sweet ... Sister Jackie played softball at Utah.