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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sierra Romero Named National Player of the Year

The third time was the charm for Sierra Romero, as the three-time finalist finally took home the National Player of the Year award to add to her own trophy case.

Michigan's Romero hit .465 on the season with nineteen home runs and seventy-eight RBI to her name. Her .916 slugging percentage was one of four statistical categories in which she ranked in the top ten nationwide.

Formerly a shortstop, Romero converted to a second baseman for the final two seasons of her career in the maize & blue.

For her career, Romero boasts a .444 batting average with eighty-two home runs, also a top-ten all-time mark, and 304 RBI. She has drawn 222 walks in her career, compared to just sixty-three strikeouts. She has started every game she has played in but one and is a three-time Big 10 Player of the Year and is likely to soon be named a four-time all-American with the announcement of the 2016 all-American teams.

Romero bested Auburn junior third baseman Kasey Cooper and Florida sophomore pitcher Aleshia Ocasio for the POTY crown.

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