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

2018: Garnered NCAA Division I District I First Team Academic All-District Team honors ... tabbed the Elite 18 honoree at the America East Tournament ... selected to the America East All-Tournament Team... tabbed to the America East All-Conference First Team ... named to the America East All-Academic Team ... started all 48 games played … led the team in runs scored (30), hits (39) and runs batted in (35) … second on the team in home runs (7) … third on the team with a .298 batting average … paced the team in total bases with 68 … tied for first place in sac flies (2)… totaled a team-best 39 RBI's … third on the team in stolen base attempts with 10 …  second on the team in total plate appearances (152)… held a .975 fielding percentage.

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 home runs… 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). ... Earned a place on the Commissioner's Honor Roll.

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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