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May 5, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia softball player Meaghan Young (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) was named the Player of the Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference. Young, a second-year right fielder, helped UVa close out the regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Liberty, aiding the Cavaliers to an overall record of 32-24.

For the week, she went six for 12 at the plate (.500) while scoring two runs and collecting two RBI. Two of her hits went for extra bases as she posted a triple and a double. Young finished the regular season with a batting average of .320 with 194 appearance at bat. She started all 56 games for the Cavaliers in right field this season. Young recorded a team-high 62 hits, including seven doubles, two triples and one homerun. She finished second on the team with 27 runs scored and tallied 19 RBI. Young was 10-16 in stolen base attempts and gathered 42 putouts. She also recorded five sacrifice hits and a fielding percentage of .915.

Young is the fourth Cavaliers to be tabbed by the ACC for a weekly honor this season. Teammates Kristen Dennis (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa) gathered Player of the Week honors on February 23 and Pitcher of the Week honors on April 26, Chrissy Quinn (Buckingham, Pa./Central Bucks East) posted Pitcher of the Week accolades on April 5 and Lori Reese (Shippensburg, Pa./Chambersburg) was named Player of the Week on April 19.

Maryland’s Kelly Shipman was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week. It was Shipman’s fifth time receiving the conference honor this season as she recorded her 11th shutout this year.

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