UAlbany Softball BIO
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Sarah Petzold
Player Profile:
Sarah Petzold 2599345
Position: Outfielder
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Carol Stream, Ill.
High School: Glenbard North

2017: Appeared in 41 games with 40 starts in the outfield… UAlbany’s primary left fielder… Recorded a .271 batting average totaling 29 hits, 5 doubles, a triple, and 3 homeruns… Went on a 6-game hit streak at the end of the season starting on 5/5 against Maine and ended 5/19 at the Tuscaloosa Regional… Recorded a hit in every game of the America East Tournament, including an RBI in the championship title game (5/14)... Made two crucial outs in the bottom of the 8th inning during Game 9 of the AE Tournament against Binghamton, including a throw from left field to retire the tagging runner… Logged a grand slam against Hartford (4/30)… Went 2-2 against Lehigh with two RBIs (4/22).

2016:
Played in 51 games with 51 starts in the outfield, totaling 92 putouts ... Batted .252 with 32 hits, 20 runs, 18 RBIs, three doubles, one triple, and three home runs ... Logged 6 multi-hit games - 5 two-hit efforts and one three-hit performances ... Ended the season with an On Base Percentage of .353 and a Slugging Percentage of .362 ...  Led the team with 8 stolen bases in 10 attempts ending with a .800 stolen bases percentage ... Was awarded America East Rookie of the Week (March 1st) ... 2015/16 America East Commissioner's Honor Roll. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain ... Earned four varsity letters for each volleyball, basketball, and softball ... Led Glenbard North to a third-place state finish in 2014 ... Named all-conference in 2014 and honorable mention all-conference as a senior ... Four-time academic all-conference honoree ... Named the Panthers' Most Valuable Player in 2015 ... Member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ron and Deb Petzold ... Has three brothers, Brad, Steven, and Brian ... Intends to major in psychology and sociology.

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