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April 21, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — University of Virginia softball player Lori Reese (Shippensburg, Pa./Chambersburg) was named the Player of the Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference. She assisting Virginia in gathering its season-high 11 game winning streak, and aided UVa in winning 16 of its last 18 contests.

For the week, Reese led the Cavaliers to a perfect 4-0 record as she played a large role for Virginia in two shutout victories over George Mason (6-0, 9-0) and two wins over UNC-Charlotte (4-1, 7-2). During the four game span, Reese went 8-13 (.615) at the plate with six RBI, five runs scored and two doubles. She was also 4-4 in stolen base attempts. On the season, Reese is batting an eye-opening .348 in 158 appearances at the plate. She has recorded 55 hits, including 10 doubles, two triples and one homerun. Reese has scored 34 runs and has tallied 23 RBI this season. She is nearly perfect (17-18) in stolen base attempts, and has gathered 122 assists to add with her 91 putouts on the year.

Reese is the third 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 Chrissy Quinn (Buckingham, Pa./Central Bucks East) posted Pitcher of the Week accolades on April 5.

Marylands Kelly Shipman was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week. It was Shipmans fourth time receiving the conference honor this season as she improved her record to 22-10 on the year as the Terrapins ace.

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