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#5 Laura Placentra
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
High School: Montclair Kimberley Academy
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Personal Records:
Pole Vault: 3.42m (11’ 3”)

At Penn: Also played softball for the Quakers:

2012: Played in 34 games, making seven starts and appearing mostly as a pinch-runner ... Finished seventh on the team with 12 runs ... Had a .455 on-base percentage and was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts ... Recorded her first collegiate hit with a pinch-hit single and came around to score vs. South Dakota (3/6) ... Had another hit and walk two days later in a start against South Dakota (3/8) ... Also had singles vs. La Salle (3/28) and Brown (3/30) ... Drove in her first career run with a bases-loaded walk in game two against Yale (3/31) ... Reached base in each of her two plate appearances, including an RBI single, in game two vs. Harvard (4/7).

2011: Appeared in 27 games, starting one being used primarily as a pinch runner ... Scored nine runs ... Stole three bases in five attempts ... Recorded her first collegiate stolen base and run against Bryant (3/6) ... Started her first collegiate game in left field and drew a walk in game two against Villanova (4/6).

High School: Four-time letterwinner in softball, soccer, and track ... Captained both her softball and soccer teams ... Helped team to two Non-Public State Championships in 2007 and 2009 ... Runner-up in 2008 ... First-team All-Hills Division, second-team all-county, and third-team all-state in 2009 ... Three-year all-conference honoree ... Led soccer team to N.J. State Prep Championship in 2009 ... Won three pole vaulting state championships from 2008-10 ... Three-time first-team all-state pole vaulter ... All-conference and all-county in soccer ... NJSIAA 2010 Scholar Athlete ... Men of Essex 2010 Scholar Athlete Award recipient ... Three-time Klein Award (scholar athlete award) winner ... Awarded the MKA Spring Captains Award as a senior ... 2010 National Girls and Women Sports Day Award ... Cum Laude Society.

Personal: Daughter of Claudia and Daniel Placentra ... High school teammate of Alisha Prystowsky, a former Penn catcher ... Enrolled in Wharton.


Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2011.... .000 27-1 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 2 0 .333 0 0 3-5 0 0 0 .000
2012.... .227 34-7 22 12 5 0 0 0 2 5 .227 3 1 5 0 .346 0 1 4-5 0 0 0 .000
TOTAL... .208 61-8 24 21 5 0 0 0 2 5 .208 4 1 7 0 .345 0 1 7-10 0 0 0 .000
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 1, 5 times
Total bases: 1, 5 times
RBI: 1, at Harvard, Apr 07, 2012 ; Yale, Mar 31, 2012
Runs scored: 1, 19 times
Walks: 1, 4 times
Hit by pitch: 1, at Harvard, Apr 07, 2012
Struck out: 1, 7 times
Sac bunts: 1, vs Sacred Heart, Mar 05, 2012
At bats: 4, Brown, Mar 30, 2012
Stolen bases: 1, 7 times
Caught stealing: 1, Dartmouth, Apr 03, 2011 ; at Yale, Apr 08, 2011 ; at Temple University, Mar 17, 2012

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