Sara Carlson
Sara Carlson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Langley, B.C.

High School:
HD Stafford Secondary

Height:
5-9

Position:
Utility

Birthdate:
12/31/1980

VILLANOVA Awarded NFCA Academic All-American honors...Two-time First Team All-North East Region (?01 & ?02) ? Two-time First Team All-Big East selection (?02 & ?01) ? Two-time Verizon Academic All-America Team (?01 & ?02) ?2001 Verizon Academic All-American of the Year ? 2000 Second Team All-Northeast Region ? 2000 Big East All-Rookie Team ? Villanova?s career home run leader (19) ? 2001 Second Team All-American ?Ranks second among Villanova?s career double leaders (38) ? Ranks in the top five of two other categories for career leaders: RBI (112, 4th) and runs scored (89, 5th) ? Posted second best fielding percentage for an infielder in 2002 (.986).

Sara Carlson


2002: First Team All-Northeast Region ? First Team All-Big East selection ... First Team Verizon Academic All-America ? Voted Preseason Big East Player of the Year ? Team captain ... Tied NCAA single-game record with three doubles versus Drexel (4/10/02) ? Set Villanova career home run record with a homer against Brown (3/17/02)? Started all 60 games primarily at second base (45) and right field (11) ? Led the Wildcats in batting average (.383), doubles (16), hits (69) ? Ranked second on the team in RBI (33), runs scored (29), total bases (98), and slugging percentage (.544) ? In Big East games only, ranked second in batting average (.455), third in on base percentage (.523), and fifth in hits (25) ? Voted Big East Player of the Week on April 15 ? Played primarily second base and posted the second best single-season fielding percentage as an infielder (.986) ? Her 16 doubles is the third best all-time at Villanova ? Went 2-for-3 against Holy Cross (3/5/02) with three RBI and one run scored on a double and homer ? Tied for the lead with 20 multiple hit games, including a team-high three 3-hit games ? Led the Wildcats with nine multiple RBI games ? Had the team?s longest hit streak of the year (13) from 4/10 to 4/27.

2001: Second Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American... Verizon Academic All-American of the Year ... First Team All-Northeast Region ... First Team All-Big East Selection ... First Team Verizon District II All-Academic ... Big East Academic All-Star ... Tied Villanova single season home run record with 10 ... Tied for second highest batting average nationally hitting (.455) and 7th in slugging percentage (.821) ... Had 21 two-out RBI ... Ranked first among Big East players in batting (.455), slugging percentage (.821), and on base percentage (.514) ... Ranked third in total bases (101), fifth in runs batted in (34), and second in home runs (10) ... In conference games only, she ranked first in batting (.419), first in slugging percentage (.887), first in total bases (55), first in runs batted in (22), first in home runs (7), first in hits (26), tied for first in doubles (6), fourth in runs scored (16), and fourth in on base percentage (.448) ... Led Villanova in hitting (.455), doubles (11), triples (2), home runs (10), runs batted in (34), total bases (101), slugging percentage (.821), and on base percentage (.514) ... In conference games only, she led the Wildcats in 10 major offensive categories, including runs scored (16), hits (26), doubles (6), triples (1), home runs (7), runs batted in (22), total bases (55), slugging percentage (.887), walks (4), and on base percentage (.448).

2000: Named to All-Northeast Region Second Team ... Named to Big East Conference Rookie Team ... Twice named Big East Conference Rookie of the Week ... Big East Academic All-Star ... Hit for the cycle versus St. Joseph?s ... Led the Wildcats in triples (3), home runs (6), RBI (45), total bases (88), slugging percentage (.583) ... Finished third in the Big East, all games, in RBI (45), fourth in total bases (88), fourth in triples (3), fourth in slugging percentage (.583), fifth in batting average (.351) and home runs (6), sixth in doubles (11), eighth in hits (53), and ninth in runs scored (30) ... In conference games she led the Big East in batting average (.420), runs batted in (20), total bases (39), triples (2), finished second in hits (21), doubles (5), slugging percentage (.780), and third in home runs (3) ... Played in 53 of 54 games, starting 51 of those games as a freshman.

High School: Played volleyball, basketball, and softball ... Valedictorian of the class of 1998 ? Transferred to Villanova from the University of British Columbia.

Personal: Enrolled in the Civil Engineering masters program ... Graduated in May 2002 and received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with cum laude distinction ... Member of two national honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering) and Chi Epsilon (civil engineering) ? Attended the 2002 NCAA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. ? Voted 2002 Villanova Female Student-Athlete of the Year ? One of three children of Alden and the late Linda Carlson ... Has an older brother, Adam (23) ... Sister, Kristy (20) plays softball at Houston Baptist University (NAIA) on a softball scholarship ? Selected to the Canadian National Junior Team ... Played softball in British Columbia for the White Rock Renegades ... Born on 12/31/80.

Sara's Career Stats:

YearGPGSABRHRBIAvg.BBSO2B3BHRTBSBSlg%
2000 (Fr.)5351151305345.3518181136881.583
2001 (So.)4341123305634.455127112101014.821
2002 (Jr.)6060180296933.38313221623986.544
Career Stats15615245489178112.39233473871928711.632

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