EM Athletes Munroe and McLean Help Lead Gators to National Championship

EM Athletes Aubree Munroe and Justine McLean had an exciting 2014, helping lead the Florida Gators Softball team to a National Championship.

sb head shot-172‘Justine worked out at the Anaheim EM 2-3 times per week since her freshman year in high school.  Her speed became a great asset.’

McLean, a Freshman spent most of her time this year in the outfield spitting between Left, Right and Center and landing #4 on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Weekend by robbing a home run in the WCWS (see video below).  Justine made the SEC All-Freshman Team and SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.  She also recorded an RBI on her first at-bat in the WCWS.  Hailing from Rancho Cucamonga, Justine played for Team Mizuno coached by Mike Stith and at Rancho Cucamonga High, she batted a career .475 with 84 runs and 160 hits in 99 games.  Her speed enabled her to steal 68 times out of 72 attempts and was 2-time offensive player of the year at her high school and as a gate student she was on the Principals Honor Roll 3 times.

sb head shot-130Aubree Munroe raised her batting average 140 points from her freshman campaign, and as a catcher threw out 10 potential base stealers while committing just 2 errors at the plate in 307 chances.  She was voted to the WCWS All-Tournament Team and was tied for a team leading 14 doubles.  Aubree was also an SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.  The Gators were 38-8 in her 46 starts behind the plate and in February, May and June batted over .360 with 3 HR’s.  She homered to straightaway center field off Alabama All-American Jaclyn Traina in Game 1 of the WCWS Championship Series, scoring the game’s first run and setting the tone for the Gator offense in a 5-0 win.

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