Megan Copeland
Megan Copeland

Class: JR

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.

SOPHOMORE (2014): Started in every game for the Buccaneers in left field...Hit .350 with a team-best 39 runs scored...Stole 14 of 16 bases...Posted the best strikeout/walk ratio on the team, drawing 20 free passes against just eight strikeouts...Had 14 multi-hit games...Compiled a 13-game hitting streak, second-longest on the team last season, from Mar. 26 to Apr. 23...Increased her islated power from .006 to .036 by swatting five doubles...Named first-team All-Sunshine State Conference...Earned Athletic Director's List honors both semesters and a spot on the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll...Was named to the Academic All-District team...NFCA Scholar All-American.

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.


Hits: 4, at Florida Tech, 04/20/13
Doubles: 1, 6 times
Total bases: 4, Kentucky State, 02/16/14 ; at Florida Tech, 04/20/13
RBI: 3, at Fort Valley State, 03/05/14
Runs scored: 4, at Florida Tech, 04/20/13
Walks: 3, at Fort Valley State, 03/05/14
Hit by pitch: 1, at Saint Leo, 03/02/13 ; vs Newberry, 03/08/14
Struck out: 2, 4 times
Sac bunts: 2, Molloy, 03/12/13 ; Molloy, 03/19/14
At bats: 6, at Eckerd, 04/17/14
Stolen bases: 3, at Florida Tech, 04/20/13 ; Eckerd, 04/27/13
Caught stealing: 1, 4 times
Field chances: 4, vs Francis Marion, 02/24/13
Putouts: 3, 8 times
Assists: 1, vs Lindenwood, 02/08/14 ; vs Francis Marion, 02/24/13 ; at Palm Beach Atlantic, 04/15/14

Highest batting avg.: 5th (.368)
Highest on base pct.: 5th (.432)
Most sacrifice hits: t-5th (30)
Highest stolen base pct.: 6th (.909)
Most stolen bases: t-10th (40)

Most sacrifice hits: 1st (21 in 2013)
Most ground outs: 1st (72 in 2013)
Most times reached base on error: t-1st (12 in 2014)
Highest fielding pct.: t-1st (1.000 in 2014)
Most times reached base on error: t-5th (10 in 2013)
Most stolen bases: 10th (26 in 2013)
Most stolen base attempts: 10th (28 in 2013)
Highest stolen base pct.: 11th (.929 in 2013)
Highest batting avg.: 14th (.384 in 2013)
Most runs scored: t-17th (39 in 2014)
Highest on base pct.: 18th (.429 in 2013)
Most hits: 20th (63 in 2013)

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