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  Molly McLean
Molly McLean

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riverton, Utah

High School:
Bingham HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
CF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R

Utah: Expected to quarterback the outfield in centerfield ? a fiery competitor ... slated to be the lead off batter ... entertaining and infectious leader on the field ... had a very good fall season ? a raw athlete who is extremely fast ? an offensive threat and a difficult out.

2001: Named to Mountain West Conference all-tournament team ... member of all-Mountain West Conference team ... named to the MWC all-academic team ... started and played in all 63 games for the Utes ... .297 batting average was fourth on team ... 51 runs scored was second on team ... led team in at bats (209) ... third on team in hits (62) ... second on team with 32 walks ... led team in stolen bases (37) ... 14 multiple hit games ... four multiple RBI games ... totaled one double, two hits, two runs, a walk and three stolen bases vs. Florida A&M on Mar. 16 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and three stolen bases vs. Colorado State on Apr. 1.

2000: Named to NCAA Region 1 all-tournament team ... member of all-Mountain West Conference team ... named MWC Player of the Week on April 14 ... played in all 65 games for the Utes including 64 starts ... .349 batting average was third on team ... 53 runs scored and two triples, tied for team lead ... led team with 75 hits and 33 stolen bases ... second on team with 20 multiple hit games ... finished season with a 12-game hitting streak ... was 19-for-41 (.463) during the streak, including 13 runs scored and five RBI ... had at least one hit in all but 23 games ... the Utes went 27-9 when she started in right field.

1999: Season-best four-game hitting streak on two occasions ? one of those streaks started with a 2-for-3 performance with two runs scored and a stolen base against No. 21 Florida State (Feb. 12) in the second game of the year ? the other began with a 2-for-2 game with a run scored against Rutgers on Mar. 16 ? 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI against No. 6 Arizona State and 2-for-3 with a run against Iowa in the NIST Tournament ? swiped two bases against both Liberty and Southern Utah.

High School: Utah Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year in 1998 ? also won the Ron Thorn Athlete Award given to the athlete of the year in Utah ? First-team all-state three years ? second-team all-state twice in basketball ? team captain in both sports as a senior ?played on teams that won regional championships in softball and basketball all four years ? led Bingham to the state championship in softball her senior year ? also played on the basketball state championship team as a freshman ? played for the Utah Thunderbirds club team coached by former Ute assistant coach Mary Kay Amicone ? T-birds competed in five national tournaments and placed fifth in 1998 ? was the leading hitter at the AAU National Tournament as a junior.

Personal: Molly Jenay McLean is the daughter of Zoonie and Christal McLean ? nickname is Muff ? major is behavioral science and health ? born Aug. 23, 1980.

MCLEAN UP CLOSE

  • Full name: Molly Jenay McLean
  • Favorite song: Return of the Mac
  • Superstitions: Hitting second base with my right foot when I run into the huddle at the pitcher's mound from center field
  • Three words that describe my playing style: Fiery, explosive and a threat
  • Before a game, I get "pumped up" by: Thinking about how good it will feel after giving 100% with all of your teammates and walking off the field with a win
  • Name the top three things you have gained from you college experience: An appreciation for the talent I've been given, a sense of accomplishment and memories.
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