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  Lauren Gellman
Lauren Gellman

Player Profile

Los Gatos, Calif.

High School:



One of the team's most versatile players ... She will fight for the starting spot at second base.

As a junior in 1999: Appeared in 43 games, starting two ... Played second base in 12 games and also made 22 appearances as a pinch-runner ... Hit .176 (3-for-17) and scored 11 runs ... Did not have a single last season, finishing with a double, a triple and a home run to drive in seven runs ... Hit a solo home run, the first of her career, in her only at bat against Illinois State (Mar. 6) ... Had a two-run double against Santa Clara on Mar. 21 and a two-run triple against the Broncos on Feb. 10 ... In her career, she is 5-for-10 with five RBI and three extra-base hits against SCU.

As a sophomore in 1998: Stanford's backup second baseman ... Appeared in 44 games, including 10 starts at second base ... Recorded 10 runs scored, 10 hits, two doubles and seven RBI while batting .217 ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a double against Santa Clara (Feb. 21) ... Collected two runs scored, two RBI and a double against Eastern Michigan (Feb. 28) ... Tallied one hit and one RBI against No. 22 Cal (Mar. 8) ... Named the team's Most Inspirational Player.

As a freshman in 1997: Appeared in 24 games, starting four ... Scored four runs while recording three hits and two RBI.

High School: A 1996 graduate of Leigh High School ... Four-year member of the varsity softball team ... All-state selection in 1995 and 1996 ... Team captain in 1994, 1995 and 1996 ... Led team to the 1995 Central Coast Section championship ... Named first-team All-CCS in 1995 and 1996 ... Was a four-year letter-winner in soccer ... In soccer, she was a three-time first-team all-league pick and a first-team All-CCS selection as a senior ... Soccer club team was state, regional and national champion ... Graduated with a 4.5 GPA.

Club team: Played for the San Jose Strikkers ... Team finished third at nationals in 1995 and fourth in 1996.

Personal: Daughter of Robert and Rosemary Gellman ... Hobbies include photography , cooking, gardening and playing soccer ... Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority ... Worked as an intern for a patent attorney during the summer ... Double major in economics and political science.

Rittman on Gellman: "Lauren's played a number of different positions in her career here, but this year she has the opportunity to go in and earn a spot at second base. Lauren is a leader. She's vocal; she has a lot of heart, a lot of pride in the program. Second base is a key position and Lauren's done a good job of improving herself over the last four years, and doing whatever it takes for the team to succeed."

Gellman's Career Stats

1997 .158 24/4 19 4 3 0/0/0 2 2/2 0/1
1998 .217 44/10 46 10 10 2/0/0 7 1/9 5/5
1999 .176 43/2 17 11 3 1/1/1 7 3/7 0/1
Career .195 111/16 82 25 16 3/1/1 16 6/18 5/7