2017 Softball Roster


9 Jena Cozza

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    Wantagh, N.Y.


Career: Ranks first in career on-base percentage (.514) and hit-by-pitches (45) … Finished career second in slugging-percentage (.740), total bases (356) and home runs (38) … Ranks third in career batting average (.410), fifth in runs scored (149), 16th in hits (197), 12th in doubles (37), ninth in RBI (124) and 16th in walks (61).
2018 – Redshirt Senior: Atlantic 10 Player of the Year … A-10 First-Team Selection … A-10 All-Championship Team … Four-Time A-10 Player of the Week … Posted the highest single-season marks at UMass in slugging percentage (.978), on-base percentage (.636), runs (63), walks (34) and hit-by-pitch (24) … Season ranked second in batting average (.482), 14th in hits (66), second in home runs (17), second in RBI (57) and second in total bases (134) … Finished the regular-season ranked in the top-three nationally in batting-average (2nd), on-base percentage (2nd), runs per game (2nd) and slugging percentage (3rd) … Led the league in six offensive categories, including hits, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage … Senior season broke the UMass single season marks in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored and hit-by-pitches in addition to ranking second-best in batting average and home runs … Finished season on a 45-game reached base streak … Posted 21 multi-hit games with 14 multi-RBI performances … Hit two home runs with six-RBI against Monmouth (2/16) … Drove in five runs in a game three win over GW (3/31) … Homered in all three games against Fordham (4/28-4/29), driving in five runs on 5-of-7 at the plate while reaching base 11 times in the series … Drove in three runs on two hits with a double against Saint Louis (5/10) … Homered and walked in a run with three RBI against Fordham in the A-10 title game (5/12).

2017 – Redshirt Junior: Appeared in 24 games with 17 starts at third base and seven as the designated player after missing the first 29 games due to injury … Posted a team-leading .380 batting average with 27 hits on 71 at bats … Added 17 RBI, four doubles, five home runs and eight walks to go along with a .648 slugging percentage and a .495 on-base percentage … Selected as the Co-A-10 Player of the Week (4/18) after batting over .500 on eight hits, seven runs scored, four RBI and a home run as UMass went 4-1 against Rhode Island and Fordham … Homered and went 2-for-3 at the plate in consecutive wins vs. La Salle (4/29-4/30).
2016 – Redshirt Sophomore: NFCA Third-Team All-Region selection … Named All-Atlantic 10 First-Team … Started and appeared in 50 games at shortstop … Posted a team-high batting average of .400 on 160 at bats … Had 64 hits with 14 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 26 RBI to go along with a .707 slugging percentage … Scored 46 runs, stole nine bases and was walked 10 times on her way to a .464 on-base percentage … Named the Co-A-10 Player of the Week twice (5/9, 4/18).
2015 – Redshirt: Redshirted the season after suffering a season-ending injury in the season opener against Stephen F. Austin (2/13).
2014 – Freshman: NFCA First-Team All-Region selection … Named the A-10 Rookie of the Year while being selected to the all-conference second team, all-conference rookie team and A-10 All-Championship Team … Appeared in all 39 games with 38 starts, 17 at third base and 21 at second base … Posted the highest batting average for a freshman at UMass since 2006 with a .351 showing at the plate to go along with a .559 slugging percentage and a .405 on-base percentage … Ranked second on the team and 10th in the league in batting average … Added 24 RBI, six doubles, a triple and five home runs … Posted a team-high .442 batting average and 14 RBI in league play, ranking fourth and eighth in the A-10 respectively … Led UMass with 11 multi-hit games, including three multi-hit performances and a career-high four hits at La Salle (4/18) … Put together one of her seven multi-RBI performances with a career-high four RBI on a grand slam at St. Bonaventure (4/12) … Selected as the A-10 Rookie of the Week twice … Had a career-long seven-game hitting streak (4/18-4/29).
Before UMass: Named first-team all-state as a senior and second-team all-state as a junior … Two-time All-Long Island and four-time all-county selection … Four-year letterwinner at MacArthur High School … Led the Lady Generals to conference, Nassau County and Long Island Class AA Championships in 2012 … Hit .419 during her junior year with five home runs and 24 RBI … Hit for the cycle in the quarterfinals of the Nassau County playoffs before adding two home runs in the semifinals … Also earned three letters in soccer and four in basketball, where she was named conference player of the year as a senior … Member of the National Honor Society … Played club ball for Team Long Island.
Personal: Daugther of Joann Cozza and the late Angelo Cozza … Sister Tara played softball at Dowling College … Majoring in Sociology. 


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