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Stacey Kushner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Norristown, Pa.

High School:
Methacton

Height:
5-7

Position:
C/UT

B/T:
R/R

Stacey Kushner

General: Serving as team tri-captain in 2011.

2011: Named to the All-Patriot League First Team...Started 44 of 46 games between catcher and middle infield...hit for a .336 average with five home runs and 24 RBI...had 10 multiple-hit games...slugged at a .557 clip, connecting for 12 doubles and five home runs while driving in a team-best 24 runs...led the team with a .400 on-base percentage and drawing a team-best 15 walks...had a two-run homer against the 4-3 win over Colgate (5/1)...one of 13 Lafayette players selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Started all 48 games between catcher and outfield...hit for a .276 average with nine home runs (tied for third all-time in a season) and 22 RBI...reached base safely in 39 games...had five multiple-hit games...drew 30 walks (third most in a single-season)...made just three errors on season with a .976 fielding percentage...in terms of career statistics, following the 2010 season she ranked eighth in batting average (.321) and runs scored (76), sixth in hits (131) and doubles (25), fourth in walks (58) and home runs (14) and fifth in RBI (65)...hit first homer of season versus St. Bonaventure (3/7)...went 2-for-3 with a double versus Manhattan (3/15)...singled home the game-winning run in the seventh in a 2-1 win over Wagner (3/24)...belted two homers for five RBI in a 14-4 win at Princeton (3/28)...went 4-for-6 with three homers, four RBI and three runs scored in a doubleheader at St. Peter's (4/13)...went 3-for-6 with two RBI and four runs scored in doubleheader at Penn (4/14)...homered for team's only run in a 1-0 win over Colgate (5/1).

2009: Started all but one game between catcher and second base...named to Patriot League All-Tournament Team...second on the team in hits and batting average(.348)...drove in 20 runs with one homer and 12 extra-base hits...10 doubles place her in a tie for 10th for most in a season...plated first run of the season against Virginia (3/8)...hit, scored and drove in run against Wagner (3/17)...connected on only at bat, stole a base and scored against Iona (3/19)...hit for a.385 clip in conference-opening series against Army (3/28-3/29) with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored...hit .400 in Bucknell series and belted only homer of season to deliver 2-1 win in game three...started six-game hitting streak in second day of Holy Cross series (4/19)...went 3-for-5 with two doubles in final game of Colgate series (4/25-4/26)...went 7-for-7 with three runs and five RBI in win versus Fairleigh Dickinson (4/30)...doubled to aid rally and had a sacrifice fly to give Leopards go-ahead run in win against Colgate (5/8)...singled for two RBI and scored against Bucknell (5/8) to advance to Patriot League championship series.

2008: Named to the All-Patriot League Second Team...started behind the plate in all but one game in which she appeared...hit for a .336 clip with 23 RBI, four round-trippers and 11 extra-base hits...tied for team lead with 50 hits...scored 35 runs, ranking second on Lafayette's season record list...hit a two-run homer to score both Lafayette runs against Princeton (3/9) at the Tar Heel Invitational...doubled against Drexel (3/25) in home-opening doubleheader, going 3-for-8...drove in the game-winning runs against Bucknell (3/30) with a three-run homer...was 4-for-7 with an RBI and two runs scored in second day against Lehigh (4/6)...had a 12-game hitting streak, including seven multiple-hit games that started with a 3-for-4 effort at Fairleigh Dickinson...continued by hitting 6-for-17 against Holy Cross (4/13-14), scoring four runs and driving in three...finished with three doubles against Colgate (4/19-20) while hitting 8-for-12 against the Raiders...earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors for her efforts against Holy Cross (4/14), Delaware State (4/16) and the Raiders...went 3-for-7 with a run scored and two RBI at St. Peter's (4/30)...hit a pair of home runs in back-to-back Patriot League Tournament games against Army (5/10) and Bucknell (5/10), tying a conference record for homers in the tournament...was 2-for-3 with three RBI against the Bison...had two RBI against Lehigh (5/11) in the championship game.

Favorite Quote: "Don't be content with average because average is just as close to the bottom as it is to the top."

Why I Chose Lafayette: I chose Lafayette because it has the perfect combination of all the qualities I was looking for. It is a great academic school with a beautiful campus, a warm atmosphere, and I get to play the sport I love.

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