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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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2014 (track & field): Competed in three indoor meets and three outdoor meets in the pole vualt ... Finished second at the Haverford Invitational (Jan. 25) and fourth at the Philadelphia College Classic (March 22) ... Career-best performance of 3.10 meters (10-02 ft.) at the Princeton Elite Meet (May 3).

2013 (track & field): Competed in five indoor meets and two outdoor meets in the pole vault ... Finished third at the Philadelphia College Classic (March 23) with a season-best effort of 3.05 meters (10-00 ft.).  

2012 (softball): 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 (softball): 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.

Career Softball Statistics:

Year avggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
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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