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15 - Julia Culotta
Julia Culotta
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Street, Md.
High School: North Harford/Tennessee
Position: 3B/UT
B/T: R/R

2011 Notes: Will serve as team co-captain in 2011… Enters the season with 12 career home runs, tied for 14th-most ever by a Retriever.

 

2010: Started all 49 games in center field for the Retrievers… Batted .233 with 31 hits and ranked third on the team with 19 runs scored… Hit three doubles, a triple and four home runs and also drove in 18 runs and walked 14 times… Was 3-for-4 on the base paths… Batted .292 with six RBI with two outs… Walked 14 times for a .315 on-base percentage… Posted eight multi-hit games… Batted .455 (5-for-11) with three RBI during a four-game hit streak from March 27-31… Capped a seven-run seventh inning rally with the game-winning grand slam in a 10-7 victory over Temple (March 24)… Went 3-for-4 with two RBI doubles and two runs scored in the final game of the Maine series (April 25)… Recognized on theAmerica East Academic Honor Roll.

 

2009: Started all 54 games in which she played, primarily in center field… Batted .260 with 39 hits and ranked second on the team with 31 RBI and third with six home runs as UMBC’s primary cleanup hitter… Led the Retrievers with 23 walks – the third-most in the America East – and reached base at a .364 clip… Also slugged .440 with 66 total bases, including seven doubles, and scored 21 runs… Posted eight multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI efforts… Hit .405 (17-for-42) with runners in scoring position… Had 13 two-out RBI… Also went 1-0 with a 4.67 ERA and eight strikeouts in 9.0 innings on the mound… Picked up her first career win in her collegiate pitching debut, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three in 3.2 innings of work against Iona (Feb. 28)… Earned All-Tournament Team honors at the UMBC Dawg Pound Tournament after batting .308 (4-for-13) and slugging .769 with two home runs and three RBI in five games (March 6-8)… Selected to the UMBC Retriever Classic All-Tournament Team after batting .364 (4-for-11) with two RBI and three runs scored in four games (March 14-15)… Went 3-for-4 with a double and a grand slam in the first game of the Mount St. Mary’s doubleheader (March 17)… Named to the UMBC Spring Classic All-Tournament Team after batting .429 (6-for-14) with four doubles and five RBI in five games (March 20-22)… Batted .611 (11-for-18) and slugged 1.056 with five doubles, a homer, five runs scored and nine RBI during a season-high seven game hitting streak from March 15-21… Had a pair of doubles and three RBI against Robert Morris (March 21)… Struck out a career-high four batters in three innings against Binghamton in her second career start in the circle (March 22)… Tied her career high with four RBI, including a three-run homer, in the first game of the Hartford doubleheader to help the Retrievers clinch their fourth straight berth in the America East Championships (May 2)… Also walked five times during that stretch… Recognized on theAmerica East Honor Roll.

 

2008: Started 52 of 54 games for the Retrievers, primarily at first base and in right field… Batted .222 with 32 hits in 144 at-bats… Hit six doubles, drove in 14 runs and scored 16 times… Posted six multi-hit games on the season… Walked 15 times, the sixth-most ever by a Retriever freshman… Batted .389 (7-for-18) with four RBI, three doubles and three runs scored during a seven-game hitting streak (March 2-14)… Went 2-for-3 with a triple and a career-high three RBI against St. Peter’s (March 15)… Hit her first career home run in the second game of the Georgetown doubleheader (April 2)… Went 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in the first game of the Stony Brook doubleheader (April 12)… Recognized on the America East Honor Roll.

 

Background: Transferred from 2007 national runner-up Tennessee, where she sat out her true freshman season as a redshirt… Earned Baltimore Sun All-Metro honors in 2005 and 2006, including first team as a junior, when she batted .561 with 32 hits, eight doubles, six homers, four triples, 28 RBI and 19 runs scored… Named the 2005 Harford County Player of the Year… A four-time All-County player … Named the Army Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2006… Participated in the 2006 All-Maryland Old-Line Classic… Member of the All-World Team at the 2005 USSSA World Series… Holds North Harford High School hitting records for career home runs (31), batting average and intentional walks, as well as the pitching mark for career strikeouts… Batted .755 at the 2005 NSFA World Series… Was intentionally walked 48 times during her senior year of high school… Once struck out 17 batters against Havre deGrace High School… Led North Harford to its first-ever regional championship appearance… Also a standout in volleyball and basketball, earning All-County honors in both sports as a junior and senior… Also competed in horseback riding and swimming… An Honor Roll student in high school and a Dean’s List student at Tennessee… Daughter of Darlene and Vince Culotta… Has a younger brother, Vincent IV… Born Aug. 11, 1988… Earned her bachelor's degree in history from UMBC in May and is currently pursuing a master's degree in historical studies.

 
 

 Year

 AVG

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

 2008

 .222

 54-52

144

 16

32

 6

1

 2

14

 46

 2009

 .260

 54-54

 150

 21

 39

 7

 1

 6

 31

 66

 2010

 .233

 49-49

 133

 19

 31

 3

 1

 4

 18

 48

 TOTAL

 .239

157-155

 427

56

 102

16

 3

12

 63

160

 
 
 

 Year

 SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

GDP

OB%

SF

SH

SB-ATT

PO

A

E

 FLD%

 2008

 .319

 15

 2

42

 0

.304

 0

1

 1-1

151

 9

5

 .970

 2009

 .440

 23

 2

 27

 4

 .364

 1

 0

 0-0

 54

 1

 6

 .902

 2010

 .361

 14

 2

 26

 0

 .315

 0

 1

 3-4

 56

 2

 5

 .921

 TOTAL

 .375

 52

6

 95

4

 .329

1

 2

4-5

 261

12

 16

 .945

 
 
 

 Year

 ERA

W-L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

 2009

 4.67

 1-0

5

 2

 0

0/0

 0

9.0

 13

7

 TOTAL

 4.67

1-0

 5

 2

0

 0/0

0

 9.0

13

 7

 
 
 

 Year

 ER

BB

SO

HR

BF

B/AVG

WP

HBP

 2009

 6

 4

 8

 0

45

.325

 1

0

 TOTAL

 6

4

 8

0

 45

 .325

1

 0


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