Softball

Megan Copeland
Megan Copeland

Class: SO

Hometown: Tarpon Springs, FL

Height: 5-6

MEGAN AT A GLANCE: A candidate to start in left and hit in the second spot in the order ... Brings a lot to the table offensively ... Very fit, hard-working player ... Very consistent ... A potential four-year starter ... Student of the game, always looking for an edge ... A potential impact player.

FRESHMAN (2013): Started every game for the Bucs in the outfield, 49 in left and five in right...Second on the team with a .384 average and 34 runs scored....384 average is the second-highest for a Buccaneer freshman (.409 by Shyla Rider in 2006) and the 14th best in program history overall...Led the team with 26 stolen bases in 28 attempts...Closed the regular season on a 17-game streak of reaching base via hit or walk from Mar. 28 to Apr. 27...Had an eight-game hitting streak from Apr. 20 to Apr. 27, with the first seven game being multi-hit games...Hit .679 (19-for-28) with 12 runs and nine stolen bases during the streak...Had 18 multi-hit games, second on the team and best among the returners...Went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and stole three bases in a 10-0 win over Florida Tech on Apr. 20...Also stole three bases against Eckerd on Apr. 27 in a 10-2 win...Closed the season strong, hitting .632 (24-for-38) with 15 runs and 10 stolen bases, raising her average from .310 to .384 over the last 12 games...Set the school record for sacrifices in a season with her 20th against North Alabama on May 10 and finished with 21...Earned a spot on the Dean's List both semesters...Named to the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll...NFCA Scholar All-American.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons for coach Chuck Poetter at Palm Harbor University High … Helped lead the Lady Canes to a 28-3 record as a senior … Batted .462 with a scorching .708 on-base percentage … Scored 35 runs …  As a junior, she hit .507 with a .658 on-base percentage and scored 21 runs … Made First-Team All-North Suncoast and Second-Team All-Pinellas County in 2010 … Made First-Team All-North Suncoast, First-Team All-Pinellas County and Colorado Fireworks All-American in 2011 … Made First-Team All-North Suncoast and First-Team All-Pinellas County in 2012 … joins high school teammate Taylor Sabol on the Bucs this year.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Bruce and Renee Copeland … Has a younger brother David … Majoring in finance.

Year

avg

gp-gs

ab

r

h

2b

3b

hr

rbi

tb

slg%

bb

hbp

so

gdp

ob%

sf

sh

sb-att

po

a

e

fld%

2013....

.384

54-54

164

34

63

1

0

0

8

64

.390

12

1

18

0

.429

0

21

26-28

60

1

2

.968

TOTAL...

.384

54-54

164

34

63

1

0

0

8

64

.390

12

1

18

0

.429

0

21

26-28

60

1

2

.968

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 4, at Florida Tech, 04/20/13
Doubles: 1, vs Tampa, 02/10/13
Total bases: 4, at Florida Tech, 04/20/13
RBI: 2, Florida Southern, 03/09/13
Runs scored: 4, at Florida Tech, 04/20/13
Walks: 2, at Lynn, 04/14/13
Hit by pitch: 1, at Saint Leo, 03/02/13
Struck out: 2, vs Columbus State, 02/09/13 ; vs North Alabama, 05/10/13 ; at Alabama-Huntsville, 05/11/13
Sac bunts: 2, Molloy, 03/12/13
At bats: 4, 15 times
Stolen bases: 3, at Florida Tech, 04/20/13 ; Eckerd, 04/27/13
Caught stealing: 1, vs Georgia College, 02/09/13 ; Mercyhurst, 02/28/13
Field chances: 4, vs Francis Marion, 02/24/13
Putouts: 3, at Northwood (FL), 02/02/13 ; vs Maryville, 02/24/13 ; at Palm Beach Atlantic, 04/06/13
Assists: 1, vs Francis Marion, 02/24/13

ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Most sacrifice hits: t-13th (21)
Most stolen bases: t-20th (26)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Most sacrifice hits: 1st (21 in 2013)
Most ground outs: 1st (72 in 2013)
Most times reached base on error: t-4th (10 in 2013)
Most stolen bases: 9th (26 in 2013)
Most stolen base attempts: 9th (28 in 2013)
Highest stolen base pct.: 11th (.929 in 2013)
Highest batting avg.: 14th (.384 in 2013)
Highest on base pct.: 18th (.429 in 2013)
Most hits: 20th (63 in 2013)

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