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#6 Leslie Klein
Position: Outfield
Bats: Left Handed
Throws: Left Handed
Height: 5'6"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Sunrise, Fla.
High School: South Plantation HS
Leslie Klein Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/29/2007

2007 NFCA Third-Team All-American
2007 Easton Second-Team All-American
2007 LSWA Louisiana Hitter of the Year
2007 Second-Team NFCA All-South Region
2007 Second-Team All-SEC
2007 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2007 SEC All-Tournament Team
2007 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 25 Finalist
2007 LSU Female Student-Athlete of the Week (3/20)
2007 LSWA Louisiana Hitter of the Week (3/20)
2007 SEC Player of the Week (3/19)
2007 Husky Softball Classic All-Tournament Team
2007 Easton Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2007 Drafted by the Philadelphia Force (Second Round)
2007 USA Softball Player of the Year Preseason Watch List
2006 NFCA Third-Team All-American
2006 Easton Second-Team All-American
2006 NFCA Second-Team All-South Region
2006 First-Team All-SEC
2006 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2006 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 25 Finalist
2006 LSWA Louisiana Player of the Week (3/27)
2006 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2006 Tiger Classic Most Valuable Player
2005 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List
2005 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2004 NFCA Third-Team All-American
2004 Easton Second-Team All-American
2004 NCAA Region 3 All-Tournament Team
2004 NFCA Second-Team All-South Region
2004 First-Team All-SEC
2004 SEC All-Freshman Team
2004 SEC All-Tournament Team
2004 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2004 Louisiana Hitter of the Week (March 16)
2004 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2007)
Played and started in all 67 games ... Named an NFCA third-team All-American and an Easton second-team All-American ... Selected the Louisiana Hitter of the Year ... Named a second-team All-South Region selection ... A second-team All-SEC and first-team All-Louisiana selection ... Top 25 Finalist for USA Softball National Player of the Year Award ... Selected to the SEC All-Tournament team ... Named the SEC Hitter of the Week on March 19 ... Selected the LSU Female Student-Athlete of the Week and Louisiana Hitter of the Week on March 20 ... Member of the Purple & Gold Challenge and Husky Softball Classic all-tournament teams ... Was drafted in the second round of the National Pro Fastpitch League senior draft by the Philadelphia Force ... Broke the LSU single-season doubles record, finishing second in the SEC in league history with 22 doubles ... Also ranked 12th in the NCAA in doubles per game ... Finished second in single-season RBIs with 60, ranking 42nd nationally in RBIs per game ... Also recorded the third-highest single-season slugging percentage in school history at .653, which ranked 89th in the nation ... Ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, hits, RBIs, doubles, triples, total bases, walks and sacrifice flies ... Leads the SEC in doubles and ranks second in RBIs and total bases ... Recorded a school single-season record with 17 multiple-RBI games ...  Also broke the LSU career multiple-RBI record with 52 ... Ranked second on the team with 21 multiple-hit games ... Finished tied for third in career multiple-hit games with 78 ... Recorded separate 10-game, 9-game and 8-game hitting streaks during the season ... Led the team with 15 game-winning RBIs, including two over nationally ranked Florida, one over then-No. 1 Alabama and one over No. 1 Tennessee, one over No. 19 Florida in the SEC Tournament championship game and one against No. 16 Stanford in the NCAA Palo Alto Regional championship game ... Broke the LSU records for career slugging percentage at .607, career doubles with 64, career home runs with 32, career RBIs with 192 and career total bases with 467 ... Ranks second in career sacrifice flies with 11, third in career hits with 279, fourth in career walks with 75, fifth in career triples with 14 and sixth in career stolen bases with 57.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006)
Played in all 69 games, starting 68 ... Named an NFCA third-team All-American and an Easton second-team All-American ... Named a second-team All-South Region selection ... A first-team All-SEC and All-Louisiana selection ... Top 25 Finalist for USA Softball National Player of the Year Award ... Named the Louisiana Hitter of the Week on March 27 ... Member of the Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament team ... Selected Most Valuable Player at the Tiger Classic ... Led the team and tied for the fourth most hits (82) in a single season ... Led the team and recorded the fourth-most RBIs (53) in single season ... Ranked 45th in the NCAA in batting average ... Ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in batting average, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, RBIs, doubles, triples, home runs and total bases ... Led the league in fielding percentage, going the entire season without an error ... Tied for the fourth most multiple-hit games (25) multiple-RBI games (13) in LSU history ... Recorded the longest hitting streak on the team and tied for the sixth longest hitting streak (12 games) in school history ... Led the team with 12 game-winning RBIs, including wins over nationally ranked Oklahoma, Georgia (twice) and Florida.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005)
Played in 46 games, starting 44 ... Missed the first eight games of the season after tearing the ACL in her right knee during the fall ... Member of the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List ... Named to the Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament team ... Recorded 10 multiple-hit games, including two, three-hit games ... Posted seven multiple-RBI games, third-best on the team, including two, three-RBI games ... Recorded an eight-game hitting streak.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Played and started in all 69 games ... Named an NFCA third-team All-American and an Easton second-team All-American ... Member of the NCAA Region 3 All-Tournament team ... Named a second-team All-South Region selection ... A first-team All-SEC and All-Louisiana selection ... Member of the SEC All-Freshman team ... Named the Louisiana Hitter of the Week on March 16 ... Member of the Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament team ... Broke the LSU single-season records for home runs (14) and total bases (153) ... Led the team and recorded the second-most RBIs (58) and doubles (19) in LSU history ... Ranked 27th in the NCAA in RBIs per game, 46th in runs per game and 50th in slugging percentage ... Ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in batting average, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, RBIs, doubles, triples, home runs and tied for the league lead in total bases ... Recorded the second-most multiple-RBI games in school history (15) ... Recorded the eighth-most multiple-hit games in school history (22) ... Tied the LSU consecutive games hitting streak with a 15-game streak between March 24 and April 21 ... Broke the LSU single-game record for RBIs (7) against Alcorn State ... Tied the LSU single-game record for walks (3) against Nicholls State ... Tied the LSU single-game record for triples (2) against Alcorn State ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Received a redshirt year after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee in preseason drills.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four letters in softball, three in volleyball, three in flag football and two in basketball at South Plantation High School ... Softball and volleyball teams each earned district titles ... Was a two-time first-team all-state selection ... Named to the all-county team for three consecutive years ... Was the team MVP as a junior and senior ... Never hit below .450 in four seasons ... Hit career-high .523 as a senior with three home runs, 22 RBIs, 23 runs scored and 20 stolen bases ... Played in the BCAA All-Star game.

PERSONAL
Full name is Leslie Ilene Klein ... Parents are Steven and Cecile Klein ... Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Nicole ... Maintained a 3.8 grade point average in high school with honors classes ... Graduated in biological sciences in May 2007 ... Born on Sept. 10, 1983, in Hollywood, Fla.


 

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