With six Atlantic 10 games remaining, the Minutemen are tied for fifth with the Flyers in the conference standings.
IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
-- ALL-TIME RANKINGS -- Saves: 1st (11)
-- SEASON -- Appearances: T-3rd (21 in 2011) Saves: 4th (6 in 2011) Saves: T-5th (5 in 2010) Appearances: T-6th (19 in 2010)
AS A SENIOR IN 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics Notched ten saves in 23 appearances, both team-highs ... Finished third in the Atlantic 10 in saves ... Went 3-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched ... Walked nine and stuck out 30 ... Recorded a save and struck out one in two innings of work vs. George Washington (5/18) ... Against Richmond (5/6), threw 1.2 innings while striking out one and earning a save ... Pitched a season-high 4.2 innings and struck out six vs. Temple (4/27) ... At Saint Louis (4/20), picked up his third win of the season in two innings on the mound ... Only gave up one hit and allowed zero runs in a save vs. Northeastern (4/10) ... Pitched 3.2 innings and struck out five while only giving up two hits in a save at Old Dominion (3/19) ... Earned first save of the season and struck out two in 2.0 innings at Hartford (3/13).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics Played in 21 games and started in one ... Posted a 3.08 ERA which was the best on the team in 38.0 innings pitched ... Walked 9 and struck out 30 ... only allowed 1 home run ... At St. Bonaventure (5/20), allowed one run struck out 3 and collected the win in a strong 2.2 inning relief appearance... Shut down Fordham (5/14) and collected a strike out in a one inning relief appearance... Allowed no runs in 2.0 innings pitched with 2 strikouts in his win against Fordham (5/13)... Broke the school saves record for a career pitching 2.1 innings vs. Charlotte (4/30) giving up no hits, no runs, and striking out ... Tied the school record with his 10th career save, pitching one inning giving up one hit, while allowing no runs vs. Northeastern (4/26) ... Pitched one inning at Central Connecticut (4/19) giving up no runs ... Against Dayton (4/9) pitched 1.1 innings giving up zero runs and striking out two ... Pitched 1.0 giving up no runs vs. Dayton (4/8) ... Earned the save vs. Albany (4/2) pitching 0.1 innings with one strikeout ... At George Washington (3/26), pitched one scoreless inning with one strikeout earning the save ... Recorded the save pitching 2.2 innings giving up one hit, zero runs, and two strikeouts at George Washington (3/25) ... Pitched two innings vs. Bucknell (3/18) giving up zero runs and striking out three picking up the save.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics Appeared in 19 games, starting one, predominately in the closer role ... Posted a 2-1 record with a team-best five saves, ranking fifth in the Atlantic 10 ... Led the squad with a 3.94 ERA in 29.2 innings pitched ... Totaled eight walks and 14 strikeouts ... Posted a 1.96 ERA in Atlantic 10 play over 12 appearances (18.1 innings) ... Picked up his fifth save of the season at Quinnipiac (5/11), working one inning and striking out one ... Registered saves vs. George Washington (4/30-5/2) in games two and three of the series, capping off a stretch of eight straight appearances without allowing a run ... Threw one pitch to induce a game-ending double play against Saint Louis (4/24) in game one to earn the save, and pitched a scoreless inning in game two to log another save ... Against Harvard (4/21), pitched 2.2 scoreless innings of relief to record the win, only allowing two hits and striking out two ... At Rhode Island (4/16), pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, striking out three, to earn his first save of the season ... Came on in relief to earn the win in game one against Richmond (4/10) pitching six strong innings and only allowing one run on five hits while striking out three ... Pitched one scoreless inning of relief, striking out one at William and Mary (4/21).
AT VERMONT: Made 21 relief appearances for the University of Vermont, giving up 31 hits with a 6.15 ERA ... Struck out 12 batters in 26.1 innings pitched ... Threw three innings of one-hit ball against Bryant (5/2) ... Gave up one run in two innings pitched against Marist (8/22), striking out one batter.
BEFORE COLLEGE: Three-year letterwinner for Haverhill High School under coach Chip Dunn ... Helped lead the Hillies to a 17-7 record and a berth in the Eastern Mass. North Division I Semifinals as a senior in 2008, the school's best record in over 20 years ... A Merrimack Valley Conference and Lawrence Eagle Tribune All-Star in 2008 .... Earned All-Star honors from the Boston Globe, as well ... Went 5-2 with a 2.94 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 50 innings as a senior ... Also a standout in the summer for Haverhill Post 4 in American Legion ... Also lettered in hockey.
PERSONAL: Leif Adam Sorenson, born on Oct. 12, 1990, in Winchester, Mass. ... Son of Matthew and Stacy Sorenson ... Has a sister, Colleen, who competed in track & field at Northeastern ... Intends to major in Business or Sport Management.