#9 - Abby Keese
Denver, Colo. (J.K. Mullen HS)
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
2008: Second Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference selection. ...Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (Feb. 11). ...Led team in home runs (14). ...Tied for third in home runs in A-Sun games only (seven). ...Has hit 28 home runs in two seasons, a school record. ...Only one of two Lady Bisons to hit two home runs in a game (Charleston Southern, Mar. 10 and Mercer. April 12). ...Led team in slugging percentage (.661). ...Led team in total bases (111). ...Led team in doubles (12). ...Second on team in hitting (.339). ...Longest hitting streak on the team (12 games) from Feb. 16 through Mar. 7. ...Opened season with hits in 21 of 23 games. ...Led team in multiple RBI games with eight, twice drove in four runs in a game (an 11-9 win at 17th-ranked Georgia Tech Feb. 9 and a 9-4 win at Gardner-Webb Mar. 22.). ...Recorded 13 multi-hit games. ...Started all 55 games. ...Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2007: Named to Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team. ...Tied with Heather Collins for team lead in home runs with 14. ...Tied for third in the A-Sun in home runs. ...Second on team and sixth in A-Sun in hitting with a .363 average. ...Seventh in A-Sun in total bases with 106, 2.0 per game. ...Seventh in A-Sun with a .404 on-base percentage. ...First on team and second in A-Sun with a ,675 slugging percentage. ...Tied for team lead with two doubles against Gardner-Webb (April 26). ...Team high nine total bases vs Mercer (April 13). ...Twice hit two home runs in a game vs Kent State (March 24) and vs Mercer (April 13). ...One of only two Lady Bisons to hit two home runs in a game. ...Recorded 13 multi-hit games (nine with two hits, three with three and one with four). ...The four hits, two home runs and two singles, were against Mercer in game one of a doubleheader April 13. ...Third on the team with 10 mulit-RBI games (six with two, three with three, one with four). ...Her eight-game hitting streak was tied for the second longest on the team. ...Third on team in runs batted in with 38. ...Ranked in the top five in 15 different statistical categories for the Lady Bisons.
High School: Helped lead her Mullen team to a Colorado state runner-up finish her senior year...A three-time Colorado All-State SS as a sophomore, junior, and senior...also named to the All-Region team three times, as well as the All-District team four times...Named the Defensive MVP all four years...received the Offensive MVP award as a junior and senior...chosen as team captain in her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...As a freshman, was named the Gatorade Rookie of the Year in basketball...Competed for the Colorado Stars Gold club team coached by Dan Burns.
Personal: Majoring in Psychology. ...Would like to eventually become the coach of a top 20 Division I softball program...Hobbies include skiing, backpacking, and hanging out with friends...Would like to one day visit the 7 Wonders of the World...When asked if she was more of a city or country girl, she said, "really more of a mountain girl"...Nickname is Abby...Says no one knows that she once pulled a rug out from under Coach Peck...Believes the best vacation would be Mexico... Her biggest sports thrill aws playing in a nationa championship game after playing 6 games back to back to get there...Superstitious about getting dressed the same way before each game, always wearing eye black, and saying the same prayer before each game...Believes the best thing about Lady Bison softball is team unity...Most admires her sister - she never gives up on what she believes in, is always supportive of me, always has my back no matter what, works hard for what she wants, and is kind, caring, and compassionate...Chose Lipscomb because of the players, coach, and atmosphere...Has one sister, Lindsey (23)...Parents are Chris and Pam Keese...Christel Abigail Keese was born on Oct. 7 , 1987 in Fort Collins, Colo.
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