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Five Retrievers Garner America East All-Conference Softball Honors
Senior second baseman Lauren Brummell (
Brummell leads the America East with 55 hits and ranks fourth with 12 doubles while batting .340, third-best on the team. In addition, she has five home runs, 25 RBIs and 29 runs scored on the year, and she is 8-for-10 on the base paths. A 2008 all-rookie team member and 2009 all-conference second-team selection, Brummell ranks second all-time at UMBC with 47 career doubles and became the ninth Retriever ever to collect 200 career hits last month.
Culotta is having a career season in her final campaign in the black and gold, ranking in the top five in the America East in average (.391), slugging percentage (.662), on-base percentage (.512), runs scored (37), total bases (88) and walks (31). Culotta has also belted nine doubles and nine home runs, both career highs, and her 21 career long balls rank seventh all-time at UMBC. In addition, she is 8-for-10 in stolen base attempts.
Weigman leads the America East with 16 wins and ranks second with 133 strikeouts and 14 complete games this season. She has posted a 16-13 record and a 3.21 ERA in 168.0 innings of work spanning 31 appearances, including 29 starts. Weigman is UMBC’s all-time leader in nearly every pitching category, including wins (64), strikeouts (769) and complete games (71). In addition, the 2008 all-rookie team member is the only pitcher in UMBC history to strike out 100 batters or more in all four seasons.
Warner had an outstanding rookie season, batting .307 with nine doubles, five home runs and 26 RBIs, and she ranked fourth in the league among all freshmen in batting average. But she was even better against America East opponents, ranking eighth in the conference with a .385 average while leading the Retrievers with eight extra-base hits and a .654 slugging percentage. She also recorded a league-high 111 assists on the season between shortstop and third base.
The fourth-seeded Retrievers, who return to the America East Championship after missing it last season for the first time since 2005, open the double-elimination tournament against two-time defending America East champion and top-seeded Boston University on Thursday at 1 p.m. at BU Softball Field.