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    Kellie Middleton

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Norcross, GA

    High School:
    Marist

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    IF/OF

    Birthdate:
    04/29/1984

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    Poised to have a bounce-back season after missing 61 games with an injury last season ... was Notre Dame's leading hitter last year before being sidelined ... the fastest player on the team and close to automatic while stealing bases ... a triple threat at the plate, capable of bunting, slap-hitting and hitting for power ... has four career home runs.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Was off to a strong start in the 2004 campaign before suffering an injury before the team's third weekend of action ... started all eight contests before missing the final 61 games of the season ... was a perfect five for five in base stealing attempts before the injury ... also hit the game-winning walk-off two-run homer vs. Hawaii in the first game of the year (also her first hit of `04, marking the second-straight year in which her first hit of the season was a home run).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Showed signs of her amazing athletic ability, seeing limited time in the Irish outfield during the 2003 season ... had 72 at bats, but ended up second on the team in stolen bases with 15 (on 17 attempts) ... threw out a runner attempting to score from third against Kent State in the USF/Wilson Tournament - her first career defensive chance ... slammed three home runs and drove in nine runs ... first career hit was a three run homer vs. Hofstra in the USF/Wilson Tournament ... had back to back mulitple hit performances in game two at Providence (two for four) and game two vs. IPFW (two for three) ... hit solo home runs at Purdue and at Boston College ... started 24 games in rightfield or DP. PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout in softball, track and field and basketball at Marist High School in Atlanta, Ga. ... four-time all-city, all-state and All-American awardwinner in softball ... set the school records for career home runs, stolen bases, walks, runs scored, triples and doubles ... helped her team to three consecutive regional championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001 ... noteworthy accomplishments include stealing eight bases in one game and hitting a home run in two consecutive at bats ... smashed nine home runs during the 2001 season ... has competed in softball since the age of three ... excelled both on and off the field, earning the Math Medal and Bible Medal at Marist while a member of the National Honor Society ... won a National Presidential Award and was named the best drama actress at Marist ... also was a standout track and field athlete, running 12.0 in the 100 meters during her junior season ... competed in 100 meters, 200 meters and the 4x100 and 4x400 relays ... oldest of four children ... daughter of Karen and Albert Middleton ... Albert Middleton played basketball at Gannon University ... born April 29, 1984, in Cleveland, Ohio ... plans to enter pre-professional studies ... enrolled in the College of Science with a major in biology while also carrying a second major in psychology.

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