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20   Hilary Puglia
Hilary Puglia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stoneham, Mass.

High School:
Stoneham

Height:
5-6

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
01/28/1983

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right


As A Junior In 2004:

Named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on April 19 ... Selected as the ECAC Player of the Week on April 20 ... Named the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association Player of the Year on May 6 and a New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association first-team All-Star on May 6 ... Selected as the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (May 12) and named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team (May 12) ... Was voted a NFCA second-team All-Region mamber ... Named a honorable mention Easton All-American ... Started all 51 games at shortstop ... Hit .321 (sixth in the A 10) with 52 hits (second in the A-10), nine doubles (tied for third in the A-10), three triples (tied for second in the A-10), five home runs (tied for fourth in the A-10), 31 runs scored (third in the A-10), 29 RBI (third in the A-10) and 12 walks ... Also been hit by two pitches ... Went 15-for-20 (.750) in stolen base opportunities (third in the A-10) ... Had seven sacrifices and also hit two sacrifice flies ... Posted a .506 slugging percentage (third in the A-10) and a .371 on-base percentage ... Went 1-14 (.071) with a RBI and a walk at the Fiesta Bowl Classic (Feb. 13-15) ... Batted a team high .389 (7-18) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27-29) with three doubles, three runs scored, three doubles, two RBI and a stolen base ... Batted .231 (3-13) with a double, two runs scored and a RBI at the FAU Worth Invitational (March 6-7) ... Drew two walks and was 2-2 in stolen base opportunities ... Batted 6-17 (.353) with a double, two runs scored, a RBI, a walk, a sacrifice hit, a sacrifice fly and a stolen base at the FIU Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic (March 12-14) ... Was 0-1 with a sacrifice fly and a walk against Vermont (March 26) ... Was 4-8 (.500)with a triple, a run scored and two RBI at La Salle (March 27) ... Went 3-7 (.429)with a run scored, a RBI and two stolen bases at Central Connecticut State (March 30) ... Batted 3-7 (.429) at Harvard (April 6) with two singles, a home run, a run scored, two RBI and a sacrifice ... Batted .333 (2-6) with a double, a triple, a run scored and two RBI vs. Dayton (April 9) ... Went 3-4 (.750) with two runs scored, a double, a home run, four RBI and a walk at Boston University (April 12) ... Went 2-3 (.667) with two runs scored, a RBI and two stolen bases vs. Boston College (April 15) ... Was 1-5 (.200) with two runs scored, a home run (grand slam), five RBI, a walk and was hit by a pitch vs. St. Bonaventure (April 18) ... Was 2-4 (.500) and caught stealing once at UConn (April 21) ... Was 0-4 (.000) with two strikeouts against Maine (April 23) to snap her streak of reaching base safely in 18 straight games ... Was 4-7 (.571) with a double, a home run, three runs scored, a RBI and a stolen base at Temple (April 25) ... Batted .500 (3-6) with a double, a home run, a walk, a stolen base, three runs scored and two RBI against Rhode Island (April 29) ... Was 1-5 (.200) with three runs scored, two walks and two RBI vs. Fordham (May 1) ... Was 0-4 (.000) with a walk, a hit by pitch, two runs scored, a sacrifice and two stolen bases against Quinnipiac (May 2) ... 1-4 (.250) at Boston College (May 6) ... Was 0-3 (.000) with a sacrifice and a strikeout vs. Boston College (May 9) ... Batted .333 (4-12) with two runs scored and three stolen bases at the Atlantic 10 Tournament (May 13-15) ... Batted .200 (2-10) with a triple, a run scored, a RBI and a stolen base at the NCAA Tournament (May 20-21).

As A Sophomore In 2003:

Played in all 54 games, making 53 starts at second base ... Ninth on the team with a .215 batting average ... Had 29 hits, including five doubles and three home runs, while scoring 19 runs ... 3-8 (.375) in stolen base opportunities ... Posted 26 RBI and drew 19 walks ... Had a team-high 16 sacrifice hits and three sacrifice flies ... 19 total sacrifices were tied for the seventh-most in a UMass single-season ... Compiled a .319 slugging percentage and a .310 on-base percentage ... Batted .267 (4-15) with three walks, three RBI and a run scored at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament (Feb. 7-9) ... Hit .400 (4-10) with a double and two RBI at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 21-23) ... Batted .188 (3-16) with a double, one home run, one stolen base and seven RBI at the Speedline Invitational (March 6-9) ... Went 1-11 (.091) with a walk and an RBI at the Blue & Gold Classic (March 14-16) ... 0-3 (.000) vs. Syracuse (March 16) ... Hit .125 (1-8) with a sacrifice and a stolen base at the Atlantic 10/Big East Challenge (March 22-23) ... Batted .600 (3 5) with two doubles and two runs scored at La Salle (March 28) ... 1-7 (.142) with a walk at Fordham (March 31) ... 0-5 (.000) vs. Maine (April 2) ... Went 1-2 (.500),with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored against Harvard (April 10) ... Went 0-1 (.000) with two walks, a run scored and an RBI against Rhode Island (April 13) ... Went 1-3 (.333) with a double at UConn (April 15) ... Went 0-3 (.000) vs. Boston College (April 16) ... Batted .333 (2-6) with two RBI, a walk and two sacrifice flies at Dayton (April 19) ... Went 0-2 (.000) with a walk and a run scored against UConn (April 23) ... Went 1-4 (.250) with two RBI, a walk and two sacrifices against St. Bonaventure (April 25) ... Went 0-2 (.000) with a sacrifice at Boston College (April 30) ... Went 0-2 (.000) with two successful sacrifice bunts against Boston University (May 1) ... Went 3-5 (.600) with two walks against Central Connecticut (May 3) ... Went 0-1 (.000) with two walks, two sacrifices and two runs scored against George Washington (May 4) ... Batted .167 (1-6) with three sacrifice hits, a walk and a stolen base at the Atlantic 10 Tournament (May 8-10) ... Batted .200 (3 15) with a home run, four RBI, three runs scored and a walk at the NCAA Tournament (May 15 18) ... Hit a two-out, three-run game-winnng home run in an elimination game against Tennessee Chattanooga on day two of the regional.

As A Freshman In 2002:

Appeared in 44 games, making two starts ... Went 4-for-14 for a .286 average ... Scored nine runs, while driving in two ... Stole one base ... Recorded first career hit in a 2-1 win over Florida International ... Went 1-for-2 while driving in the game-winning run in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Harvard ... Batted 1 for-1 with a RBI in a 13-0 shutout of Fordham ... Scored first career run in the 7-1 win over Texas Tech ... Stole first career base in the 3-2 win over Florida State.

Before UMass:

Four-year letterwinner in softball at Stoneham (Mass.) High School ... Hit .611 as a senior with four home runs and 20 RBIs ... Team captain during senior campaign ... Four-time All-Star and All-League selection ... Middlesex League MVP as a senior and Boston Globe All-Scholastic ... Also lettered in basketball and soccer.

Personal:

Full name is Hilary Anne Puglia ... Born on Jan. 28, 1983, in Stoneham, Mass. ... Daughter of Stephen and Nancy Puglia ... Has a sister, Kate ... Enrolled in the College of Food and Natural Resources.

Hilary Puglia's Career Statistics at UMass

YEAR
AVG.
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG.
BB
SO
SB-A
2002
.286
44-2
14
9
4
0
0
0
2
4
.286
1
2
1-2
2003
.215
54-53
135
19
29
5
0
3
26
43
.319
19
22
3-8
2004
.321
51-51
162
31
52
9
3
5
29
82
.506
12
19
15-20
Career
.273
149-106
311
59
85
14
3
8
57
129
.415
32
43
19-30

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