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Meaghan Young
Meaghan  Young

Position:
Assistant Coach

Season:
First

Meg Young joins the Virginia softball coaching staff following one of the most brilliant softball careers in a Cavalier uniform. Her responsibilities will include working with the outfielders and overseeing the general conditioning of the team.

Young graduated from Virginia in May 2001 with a degree in spanish, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in exercise physiology with a concentration in strength and conditioning.

The Shrewsbury, Mass. native was a four-year starting right fielder and was also the Cavaliers' lead-off hitter. Young was the only UVa player to start all 69 games in 2001 and never missed a game in her career. She started and played every inning of all 261 games over her career. Young played in 152 Cavalier victories, marking the most wins a UVa player has appeared in.

Among the 13 records Young holds are eight career marks. She is UVa's all-time leader in games played (261), hits (285), at-bats (881), total bases (408), runs (149), doubles (51), triples (24) and stolen bases (51). In 2001, Young set Virginia single season records for at-bats (231), hits (88), total bases (129), runs (57), and triples (9) in 1998. Young, a two-time ACC Player of the Week in 2001, hit a career high .381 and set a career best with 17 doubles. She stole a career high 23 bases (one shy of the school record) and also set career bests in, RBI (29) and home runs (4) in 2001.

Young also earned numerous awards during her career. In 2001, she was named to the All-Southeast Region first-team, the VaSID All-State team, the All-ACC team, and was also a second-team ECAC All-Star selection. In addition, Young was named to the 2001 ACC All-Tournament team for the fourth time, which is a school record. Young is just the second player in the history of the ACC Tournament to earn ACC All-Tournament honors four times. In addition to earning VaSID All-State honors this past season, Young garnered the same honor in 1999. She also was twice selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

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