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20 Lauren Dennis
Lauren  Dennis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Encinitas, Calif.

High School:
La Costa Canyon

Height:
5-4

Position:
Outfield

B/T:
R/R


Will serve as a team co-captain in 2005 ... has made the transition to outfield and is excepted to be UVa's starter in left field for the second consecutive season ... began collegiate career as a second baseman and started 44 games at second base in 2002 and 2003 combined ... confident and experienced player ... very steady defensively ... possesses great speed.

2004- Started 55 games in left field and played in a total of 58 games ... hit .201 (28-139) with a career-high 17 RBI ... hit first career home run in season-opener against Liberty (Feb. 13) ... had two doubles and two triples ... stole eight bases in 11 attempts and scored 16 runs ... also drew 12 walks and had 12 sacrifice hits ... tied for fifth on the team with five multiple-RBI games ... went 4-7 with three RBI and three runs scored in three games against Liberty ... drove in a career-high three runs against Campbell (Mar. 20) and had two RBI vs. La Salle (Mar. 20) later the same day ... recorded two outfield assists against Villanova (Feb. 29) ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.

2003-Played in 46 games with 23 starts at second base ... was also used as a pinch runner ... hit .136 (6-44) with five RBI ... was fifth on the team with 22 runs scored ... drew nine walks and had seven sacrifice hits ... fourth on the team with seven stolen bases (in eight attempts) ... was 2-3 with a double and three RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Stony Brook (3/14) ... also had two hits against Virginia Tech (4/29) ... registered six putouts in the first game of a twinbill vs. Coastal Carolina (3/3) ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2002- Started 21 games at second base and appeared in 56 games ... was 6-38 (.158 batting average) ... scored 12 runs ... registered a .950 fielding percentage ... was 2-3 with a run scored against UMBC (Apr. 16) ... had 34 consecutive chances without an error over the final 21 games of the season ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: First-team All-League selection and three-year letterwinner for La Costa Canyon ... led team to the CIF Championship in 2000 and 2001 ... CIF Champions in 1998 as well ... first-team All-County in 2001 ... 2001 La Costa Canyon Female Athlete of the Year award recipient ... led the team in batting average and stolen bases in 1999 ... member of the All-North County team and Union-Tribune All-Academic athletic team ... Union-Tribune All-Academic team captain ... North County Times Athlete of the Week ... member of the National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation (CSF) ... Golden State Scholar/Diploma recipient.

Personal: Born 3/3/83 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Victoria and Craig Dennis ... older sister, Kristen, was a two-time All-American on the Virginia softball team ... majoring in biology.

Dennis' Career Statistics

Year G AVG AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO SB PO AST E
2002 56 .158 38 6 0 0 0 12 3 4 9 4 46 49 5
2003 46 .136 44 6 1 0 0 22 5 9 11 7 43 35 6
2004 58 .201 139 28 2 2 1 16 17 12 42 8 58 4 6
Career 160 .181 221 40 3 2 1 50 25 25 62 19 147 88 17

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