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9   Jena Cozza
Jena  Cozza

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Wantagh, N.Y.

High School:
MacArthur HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
3B/2B


05/03/2014

SB vs. GMU (STRIKE OUT CANCER)

SB vs. GMU (STRIKE OUT CANCER) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/27/2014

SB vs. SJU

SB vs. SJU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/06/2014

SB vs. DAYTON

SB vs. DAYTON Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/28/2013

SB vs. QUINNIPIAC

SB vs. QUINNIPIAC Photos by Thom Kendall '93

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Game-by-Game Statistics
Redshirted after tearing her ACL in the season-opener against Stephen F. Austin (2/13) at the Houston Invitational ... Had a single and was hit by a pitch in the game.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Game-by-Game Statistics
NFCA First Team All-Region; Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year; Second Team All-Conference; A-10 All-Rookie Team; A-10 All-Championship Team ... Appeared in all 39 games with 38 starts (17 at 3B and 21 at 2B) ... Had a .351 batting avg. - the highest for a UMass freshman since 2006 when Whitney Mollica hit .394 - with a .559 slugging pct. and a .405 on-base pct. ... Ranked second on the team and 10th in the A-10 in BA ... Also had 24 RBI, six doubles, a triple and five home runs ... In A-10 play, she hit a team-high .442 (4th in A-10) and collected 14 RBI (8th in A-10) ... Led the team with 11 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit performances and a career-high four hits at La Salle (4/18/14), where she was 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a 9-4 victory ... Collected seven multi-RBI performances, with a career-high four coming at St. Bonaventure (4/12/14) on her first career grand slam in the opening game of a DH sweep ... Earned a pair of A-10 Rookie of the Week awards in two of the final three weeks of the regular-season ... Had a career-long 7-game hitting streak from April 18-29, which coincided with both rookie awards from the league ... Named to the A-10 All-Championship team after hitting .400 with a HR, a double, four RBI and a pair of runs, along with 14 clean plays at 3B.

BEFORE UMASS:
Four-year letter winner at MacArthur HS in Levittown, N.Y. for coach Bob Fehrenbach ... Two-time All-State selection as a senior (1st team) and junior (2nd team), 2-time All-Long Island and 4-time All-County selection ... The Lady Generals won the conference, Nassau County and Long Island Class AA championships during her junior season in 2012 ... She hit .419 during her junior year with five home runs and 24 RBI ... Hit for the cycle in the quarterfinals of the Nassau County playoffs before belting two home runs in the semifinals ... Played AAU for Team Long Island ... Three-year letter winner in soccer, leading the team to the school's first state championship in 2011 as the starting goalkeeper, tallying 15 shutouts ... Also earned four letters in basketball and was named the conference Player of the Year as a senior ... National Honor Society member and four-year Renaissance Card holder.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Jena Rose Cozza ... She was born on Nov. 9, 1995 ... Daughter of Joann Cozza and the late Angelo Cozza ... Has four siblings - Phil Fasone, Tara Ludwig, Michelle Cozza and Angela Cozza ... Tara played softball at Dowling College ... Majoring in sociology.

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