Tuesday, October 4, 2011
MAAC Players---Lauren Liseth, Fairfield
Fairfield's Lauren Liseth began her college career on a team that had lost most of it's lineup to graduation. In that pressure situation, she led the Stags to the MAAC Championship game, and was named the conference's Rookie Of The Year.
Lauren began her freshman season by striking out her first two at bats---but then she went on a season long tear. A versatile player who catches and plays shortstop, Lauren can hit for average (.304), and for power (7 homers; 35 RBIs). She led the Stags in many offensive categories, including home runs, RBIs, triples, doubles, slugging percentage and total bases. Lauren is outstanding in the field also, with a .985 fielding percentage in 2011. Behind the plate, she gunned down 15 runners attempting to steal.
Lauren is one of the bright young stars of the MAAC who will keep Fairfield in contention for the next three years!