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Liz Young

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Silverado

Last College:
Kent State

Height:
5-6

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
08/03/1985

Experience:
2L

B/T:
B/R

NEW MEXICO - Injured during the fall and will take a medical redshirt this season and plans to return for the 2008 season.

2006 - JUNIOR SEASON - Started every game (54) behind the plate for the Lobos in 2006...hit .203 in 138 at-bats collecting 19 RBI, 11 runs and 28 hits...second on the team with 233 putouts and had a .989 fielding percentage...named to the Academic All-Conference team for the second consecutive season.

2005 - SOPHOMORE SEASON - Named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team...placed sixth in the MWC for runners caught stealing (8), tied eighth for most chances (252) and 10th for putouts (212)...sits tied for 9th in the UNM career and season record book for most runners caught stealing...played and started in all 50 of UNM's games in 2005...drew the most walks (14)...recorded the second most putouts (212) and sacrifices (8)...had one home run, 10 RBI and 30 assists.

AT KENT STATE - Saw action in 15 games including seven starts...hit .217 and drew three walks...had a perfect fielding percentage.

HIGH SCHOOL - Led the Silverado Skyhawks to four Sunrise regional championships...team also was a four-time state qualifying squad...listed among "Who's Who Among American Athletes"...second-team all-conference selection as a junior...received the Hustle Award as a senior...two-time Coaches Award recipient...played summer ball for the Las Vegas Rage Gold.

PERSONAL - Born Aug. 3, 1985, to Linda and Gary Young...full name is Elizabeth Suzanne Young...has one brother, Charles David...hobbies are athletics, music and sign language...says all food is her favorite...favorite athlete is former track Olympian Steve Prefontaine...greatest thrill while participating in sports was working college camps because she wants to be a coach...american sign language interpreting major.

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