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Ricci Lugo

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Clemente, Calif.

High School:
San Clemente

Position:
Infield

Birthdate:
06/14/1982

Bats/Throws:
R/R

VILLANOVA

2003: Turned in another outstanding season in 2003...Recognized as NFCA Second Team All-Northeast Region...Also chosen to First Team All-Big East...Started 49 games at shortstop...The only Wildcat to finish the season over .400 (.404)...Her .404 average was 37th in the NCAA...Led the Wildcats in Big East play as well with a .457 average...In conference action, had 32 hits, 18 runs scored, eight doubles, eight home runs and four stolen bases, all team-high...For the year, totaled 65 hits, 32 runs scored, 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and seven stolen bases...Also was tops among Villanova's starters with a .446 on base percentage...The 27th-toughest player to strike out in the nation with one strikeout per 20.1 at-bats in 2003...Registered 18 multiple-hit games, the most on the team...Had a 16-game hitting streak from April 21 to May 9...A perfect 2-for-2 against LSU on February 22...On May 3, went 4-for-4 against Notre Dame.

2002: Played in 59 games and started 58...Moved from second base to shortstop, where she started 57 games...Added power to the Wildcat lineup and set a single-season school record with 11 home runs...Hit leadoff the majority of the season...One of six Wildcat batters to hit over .300...Voted Big East Player of the Week on March 11...Finished the year with a .347 average (67-for-193)...Had a team-high 24 two-out RBI...Led the Wildcats in home runs (11), runs scored (36), RBI (39), triples (7) and slugging percentage (.658)...After the first 12 games in Florida she hit .467 with six home runs, three triples, and one double for a 1.022 slugging percentage with had 14 runs and 22 RBI...Had 20 multiple hit games, including two four-hit games tying a single-game school record...Became just the second player in the program's history to hit for the cycle versus Sacred Heart (3/8/02)...Had three consecutive four-RBI games in games against Sacred Heart (3/8/02), Colorado St. (3/9/02) and Fairfield (3/9/02)...Hit her first career grand slam against Fairfield (3/9/02)...Had a 10-game hit streak from 4/18 to 4/24...In 179 attempts, committed 16 errors for a .918 fielding percentage.

2001: A unanimous Big East All-Rookie Team selection...Started 52 games at second base for the Wildcats ... Compiled 40 hits in 148 at bats, batting .270 during her rookie season...Tied for the team lead in doubles (11)...Hit two home runs, both in Big East action...Finished second on the team in conference play in slugging percentage (.444)...Stole six bases on eight attempts.

San Clemente High School: Earned MVP honors for the South Coast League and for team in 2000...Earned first team All-League in 1999 and 2000, second team in 1998...Defensive player of the year 1998 and 1999...Team captain in 2000...Lettered 4 years in soccer as well.

Personal: Human services major...Pyschology and sociology minor...Daughter of Phil and Teri Lugo...Has a sister Lindsay (18)...Played for the Southern California Rebels Gold summer team...Born 6/14/82 in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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