17  Amanda Lara
Amanda Lara
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Homestead, Fla.

Last College:
Miami Dade College

Height:
5-3

Position:
2B/SS

Experience:
1L

B/T:
L/R

04/14/2012

Softball Garners a Split with Tulsa Saturday

Rubber match between the conference foes begins at 12 p.m. Sunday

04/01/2012

Offense Pushes Softball Past the Miners

Final game of the series begins at 1 p.m. ET Sunday

03/27/2012

Herd Student-Athletes' Academics Recognized by C-USA

165 Marshall student-athletes were named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

03/20/2012

Herd Wins a Wild Game over Belmont, 11-7

Softball host first place UAB Blazers for a three game set starting Friday

02/26/2012

Softball is Limited by Maryland, falling 2-1

The Herd hosts the Marshall Invitational next weekend

04/12/2012

Lil Sis Day

Lil Sis Day on March 24, 2012

2011 (Junior):
Appeared in 38 games, started 25 of them, all at second base...had two multi-hit games, including three against South Florida Feb. 11...was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen bases, with two versus Buffalo Feb. 18... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...honored as a NFC Scholar Athlete.

Prior to Marshall:
Helped Miami Dade College to its first National Junior College Athletic Association Divison I softball title in program history in 2010...in the championship, she went 2-for-4 at the plate and hit at a .385 clip during the tournament while also manufacturing eight runs...in 2010 named to Atlantic District All-Tournament Team, in 2009 was All-Southern Conference First Team and FCCAA and NJCAA All-Conference First Team honoree, a Miami Dade College Academic Achievement Award winner...helped lead MDC to a 2010 Triple Crown Championship and Puerto Rico Cup Championship while being named the tournament's best hitter.

High School:
Four year letterwinner in softball at Homestead High School under coach Ozzy Anzley...attended Robert Morgan Educational Center...as a senior hit at a .521 clip...named to the 2008 All-Dade Team and recipient of the United State Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award and Ford Motor Company Salute to Education Athletic Scholarship.

Personal:
Daughter of Tammy and Manuel Lara...has one brother, Alex...majoring in exercise science.

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