14 Abbie Gottschall
Abbie Gottschall


Mohnton, Pa.

High School:
Governor Mifflin


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Miscellaneous: All-around athlete who made transition from catcher to the outfield late in the 2003 campaign ... coming off a strong fall showing to head into 2004 season as a top contender for spot in right or left field as well as Army's designated player position ... selected for Patriot League honors in the latter last year ... possesses strong throwing arm and outstanding offensive skills ... keen batting eye ... hits for power and can spray to all fields ... also threat on basepaths ... lone newcomer to bat over .300 last year in ranking among the league leaders ... Dean's List student ... letterwinner.

2003:A second team Patriot League all-star selection as the DP ... appeared in 32 games with 29 starts ... led Black Knights in league games with .421 batting average and .476 on-base percentage along with second-best slugging percentage of .553 ... ranked among the league leaders in all three categories with highest placing of third in batting average ... played errorless ball in registering 19 putouts along with six assists in league play... closed year ranked third on the team with .301 batting average for the top mark among the newcomers ... registered all six doubles against league opponents ... recorded 52 putouts and six assists with just three errors for a .958 fielding percentage ... collected six multiple-hit games and stroked four over the final eight games of the season in batting .571 (12-for-21) ... hit safely in all four games at the league tournament, including two multiple hit games, along with a run and RBI in batting .538 (7-for-13) ... season-high three hits recorded twice, both times against Holy Cross ... drove in winning and insurance runs with a double in 3-for-3 performance in 5-0 shutout win over the Crusaders during the regular season ... scored the first of two runs in seventh inning 8-7 rallying win at the tournament.

High School: Three-year starter behind the plate at Governor Mifflin Senior High ... earned eight letters, four in field hockey, three in softball and one in bowling ... did not compete her sophomore year because of injuries, but bounced back and left her mark as the league's batting leader with a .489 her final two seasons ... two-time all-county pick as a catcher ... split time between catching and first base playing ASA summer ball for West Chester Gemz ... closed out field hockey career as the school's all-time scoring leader, while leading squad to four division titles ... helped the bowling team win the county championship as a senior.

Personal: Given name is Abbie Lanee Gottschall ... born Oct. 3, 1983 ... parents' names are Doug and Laree Gotschall ... majoring in Arabic and German.

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