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SOFTBALL'S HEBB & PICKERAL EARN FIRST TEAM ECAC HONORS
UMBC sophomore first baseman Kristie Pickeral and junior outfielder Lauren Hebb were both named to the 2003 ECAC Division I Softball All-Star Squad.Pickeral, NEC's softball Player of the Year, had a .387 batting average in her second year as a Retriever, playing in all 62 games with 77 hits and 59 RBI's. Hebb, UMBC's starting centerfielder, was a First Team All-Northeast Conference selection, as she batted .368 on the season, while leading the league in home runs with 15. Along with teammate Lisa Boone, both Hebb and Pickeral were chosen as co-MVP's at UMBC's annual varsity awards ceremony.It was the second consecutive season that two Retrievers were selected to the ECAC team.