Cal Softball BIO
Lindsey Ziegenhirt
Player Profile:
Lindsey Ziegenhirt 1251657
Position: Infield
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Sheldon HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Career Highlights:
  • Pac-12 Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2013)
  • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team (2013)
  • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team (2013)
  • NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team (2013)
  • All-Pac-12 Second Team (2013)
  • 2x Pac-12 Player of the Week
  • Academic All-Conference First Team (Pac-12 2012; Pac-10 2011)
  • All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (2010)
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2010)
  • Fourth in single-season records for home runs (17)
  • Fourth in career records for home runs (42)
  • Fifth in career records for RBI (151)
  • Member of Team USA (2013)

As a Senior (2013):

A Second Team All-Pac-12 and First Team NFCA All-Pacific Region Selection... Capital One All-Academic District 8 First Team Member...Received the Golden Bear award for highest GPA on the team and received Cal's Oscar Geballe postgraduate scholarship...Voted one of the team's two captains...Set a new personal-best for home runs (17)...Ranks fourth in the program record books for home runs in a season (17) and in a career (42)...Contributed 151 RBI in four seasons, ranking fifth all-time in program history...Led the team in RBI (54), home runs (17) and slugging percentage (.662) with nine multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games...Hit two of Cal's four grand slams...Homered twice in a game three different times - vs. Portland State (2/17), Cal Poly (3/1) and Utah (3/23)...Recorded home runs in back-to-back games against Arizona during a doubleheader (4/2)...Received her second career Pac-12 Player of the Week award after starting all three games at catcher in the Utah series, combining for a .714 weekend batting average and a 1.714 slugging percentage for six RBI...Notched a career-best seven RBI vs. Cal Poly (3/1)...Batted .500 (4-for-8) at the Easton Desert Classic tourney with four home runs and 10 RBI with a whopping 2.000 slugging percentage...Tallied five home runs in week two of competition to be named Cal's Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week with a .556 batting average and team-high 11 RBI, plus a 2.222 slugging percentage.

As a Junior (2012):

Split time with Victoria Jones behind the plate, starting 31 games and playing in 34...hit two home runs with a .167 batting average...Earned the Golden Bear Award for her high GPA

As a Sophomore (2011):

Cal's starting catcher, starting all but two games behind the plate...Called the game for pitcher Jolene Henderson...Hit .219 with 33 RBI and eight homers...Pac-10 Player of the Week (April 11-17)...Named to the Capital One Academic District 8 First-Team and the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team...Caught all three games at the Women's College World Series...

As a Freshman (2010)

Cal's starting catcher, starting all 63 games...All-Pac-10 honorable mention and named to the All-Freshman Team...Second on the squad with 15 homers, 58 RBI, .562 slugging percentage, 13 doubles and 109 bases

High School:

Two-time ESPN/Under-Armor First-Team All-American (2008, 2009) and a 2008 EA Sports All-America second teamer

Mama's Girl:

Prior to coming to Cal, Lindsey Ziegenhirt's mother, Laura, had been on the coaching staff for almost all of Lindsey's softball teams. Now that Lindsey is a Golden Bear, Laura still travels to every game to watch Lindsey and the pair breaks down the game together as if nothing has changed. A collegiate letterwinner herself, Laura played for Pacific, which she guided the Tigers to the Women's College World Series as a senior captain.

Back on the Playground:

Lindsey Ziegenhirt and Jolene Henderson have been battery mates since they were seven years old. Growing up together just outside of Sacramento in Elk Grove, Calif., the pair went from rec ball teams to ASA to high school and now Cal. When looking at colleges, they wanted to go to one together and found a perfect fit in Berkeley.

Why I have my number:

A really, really long time ago, I was No. 5. I grew out of the jersey and the only number left was 17. It was funny because my sister was number 7, so the joke is that I always try and one-up her so I had to be 17. I've had the number ever since.

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