Lindsay  Schutzler

33Lindsay Schutzler


Monterey, Calif.

High School:
Notre Dame






"The spark-plug of this team. She's sensational both in the field and at-bat. Lindsay is mentally strong while possessing a tremendous work ethic. She is a player you want at the plate with the game on the line. Lindsay will serve as a team captain during the 2007 season."

AS A JUNIOR (2006):

Has started 223 of 225 career games in which she's participated...Chosen a first-team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American and All-South Region choice in 2006...First-Team ESPN?the Magazine Academic All-American, Academic All-District IV and the Academic All American of the Year...Hit .409 to rate fifth in hitting in the SEC...Also ranked first in the league in triples (eight), second in runs scored (72), third in hits (94) and fourth in on-base percentage (.479)...Delivered base hits in the victories over #1 UCLA and #9 Arizona State at the WCWS...Once again registered a .375 mark at the plate and made several amazing defensive plays as UT took two of three games from No. 13 Michigan in the Super Regionals to secure a WCWS berth...Was .375 at the dish with three runs scored, three RBI and two stolen bases during NCAA Regional No. 8 action...Hit .250 in picking up SEC?All-Tournament honors in Athens, Ga...Delivered at a .375 clip against #11 LSU with a double and a stolen base...Hit .556 (5-of-9) with a three-run home run and five RBI?at #9 Georgia...Her seventh inning double down the left field line plated the GW run as UT clawed back from a one-run deficit to post a 2-1 victory in the opener at Mississippi State...Registered a .417 average with a double and three RBI in the sweep of MSU...Led the team at .556 with four runs scored in the sweep of South Carolina...Hit a robust .556 (5-of-9) with five runs scored, her eighth triple of the campaign and had four steals in the sweep of Ole Miss...Led the team with a .500 (5-of-10) average while tripling twice, knocking in a pair and scoring four runs against #24 Florida...Hit a combined .800 (4-of-5) with two RBI and two runs in UT's DH sweep of ETSU?(4/5)...Returned to form in the series at Arkansas by hitting .429 (6-of-14) with a double and two RBI as UT swept the three-game set...Failed to get a hit in seven at-bats at Kentucky...Scored twice and hit .300 (3-of-10) in the series at #6 Alabama...Went 4-of-7 (.571) at the plate in the DH sweep of Liberty (3/23) with a triple, a pair of RBI and four runs scored...Hit a team-best .625 (5-of-8) with three runs scored and an RBI in UT's SEC opening series against #18 Auburn...Blasted her first home run of the season with a two-run shot in the second game of a DH?versus Belmont (3/14)...Registered an eight-game hitting streak after her .538 performance with three triples, two doubles and eight RBI at the USF adidas Tournament in Clearwater, Fla...Was chosen as the USF event's Most Valuable Player...Had her streak of reaching in consecutive games snapped at 10 straight with an 0-for-5 performance against UC Davis at the Worth Invitational...Continued her torrid start to the season by registering a .429 mark at the NFCA?Leadoff Classic (3-of-7) with a pair of RBI...Selected as the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week, the NFCA National Collegiate Player of the Week, the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week and the Lady Vol Athlete of the Week after hitting an incredible .733 at the plate with a double, a triple, nine runs scored and six RBI at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic...Went 4-of-4 with four RBI against Kansas (2/18) and 3-of-5 against Hawaii (2/19)...Registered a .300 average on 3-of-10 hitting but struck out three times during the Coastal Carolina Tournament in Conway, S.C...Delivered an RBI single up the middle in the third inning of the Big Orange's 8-0 (5) win over CCU (2/11)...Chosen to the preseason watch list for the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award.


Chosen as a Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second-Team All-American and second-team All-South Region... Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America and All-District IV first-teams...Chosen as a second-team All-SEC selection...Established a new Southeastern Conference single-season hit record with 107...Also broke the school record for hits in a single-season, previously held by Lisa Warren ('98)...Also now holds the single season UT mark for stolen bases with 36 on the campaign and is second on the all-time list with 52 thefts in her career...Led the SEC with 72 runs scored...Her six triples in 2005 were a UT single-season best...One of two UT invitees to the U.S. National Team Camp...Delivered a 2-for-3 performance with a double and RBI in a 4-0 triumph versus No. 8 Alabama (6/5) in a Women's College World Series elimination game...Went 2-of-4 with a run scored in the 2-0 win over No. 4 Stanford (5/27) and 1-of-3 with a run in the Super Regional No. 6-deciding 6-0 victory over the Cardinal (5/28)...Hit .667 at the plate by going 6-of-9 in NCAA Regional No. 11...Accounted for Tennessee's runs with a long two-run homer over the centerfield wall in the fifth inning of the NCAA Regional-clinching 2-0 win over C of C (5/22)...Hammered College of Charleston with a 3-for-3 game at the plate in the 4-0 UT win in NCAA Regional action (5/21)...Hit .500 (5-of-10) with a pair of RBI in a three-game series against No. 13 Georgia (4/23-24)...Was 4-of-7 with three RBI in a two-game road sweep of Austin Peay (4/19)...Delivered a clutch seventh-inning RBI to lead UT over Tennessee Tech 1-0 in Cookeville, Tenn. (4/5)...Mashed a homer as part of a 2-for-4 performance in downing Arkansas 6-0 (4/3)...Helped best Kentucky 5-0 with a 2-for 4, two RBI effort and a home run...Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored in the 8-1 rout of Liberty (3/22)...Delivered a 2-for-4, two RBI game in the 3-1 series-opening win over Alabama (3/12) and went 2-of-3 in game two, a 7-1 UT win...Went 4-for-4 with three runs scored from her lead-off position in the 19-0 rout of N.C. A&T (3/5)...Named as the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week after her performance in Palm Springs where she tallied a .588 average (10-of-17) with her second career home run and three RBI...Had a pair of hits in the contests with Notre Dame (2/27) and No. 1 California (2/26)...Went 3-of-4 with an RBI in the 8-0 victory over No. 23 Long Beach State (2/26)...Scored twice and got two hits in three at-bats in the 14-0 rout of No. 20 Pacific (2/25)...Hit .438 at the GSU Softball Invitational with a 7-of-16 effort at the plate with four RBI and four stolen bases to pick-up All-Tourney honors...Went 2-of-4 with a triple against Charleston Southern (2/18)...Distributed a pair of hits in a 5-0 win over Georgia Southern (2/19) and during the title game 8-0 victory over Illinois-Chicago (2/20) in Statesboro, Ga....Had her seven-game hit streak snapped with an 0-for-4 effort against No. 8 Washington...Schutzler went 3-of-11 (.273) at the plate at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic but hit her first career home run as part of UT's back-to-back-to-back effort in the second inning of a 5-0 win over No. 22 Nebraska...The sophomore hit .444 and reached base 10 of the 18 times she came to the plate as UT's leadoff hitter at the Clearwater Invitational...Went 2-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases and two runs scored in the opener against Central Florida (2/4)...Picked up a pair of hits in four trips as UT downed DePaul 6-1 (2/4)...Helped the Orange & White claim the tournament co-championship in Clearwater by doubling in a pair of runs in the second inning.


Adjusted to the role of leadoff hitter quite well, ranking third on the Orange with a .329 average...Lindsay started the season in center field prior to being moved to shortstop...The Californian led the Lady Vols in hits (72), tied for the team-high in runs (41), contributed 19 walks, 18 RBI and six doubles and was second on the squad in stolen bases with 16 in 24 attempts and on-base percentage (.381)...Sported a .926 fielding percentage and registered 21 multiple-hit games to tie Durant for the team high...Went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in the 10-0 win over Illinois-Chicago (May 20) in NCAA Regional play...Became the third UT freshman to achieve All-SEC Tournament by going 6-for-15 (.400) in Tuscaloosa...Was 3-for-4 versus both Mississippi State and Florida...Poked four hits in seven at bats in the doubleheader with Appalachian State, scoring twice...Delivered a two-run single to close the ASU game via the eight-run mercy rule...Was 2-for-7 (.286) in the final SEC series with UM, giving her a .224 clip in conference play...Produced a 3-for-11 (.273) series showing at No. 9 Georgia but went 3-for-4 and drove in a run during UT's win in the finale...Enjoyed a 3-for-4, three-run, two-RBI outing in the 11-2 rout of Radford at the State-Line Classic...Went 3-for-11 (.273) over the three contests with Florida...Picked up the Most Valuable Player award of the Lady Vol Classic after being the top hitter in the tournament with a .438 (7-for-16) average...Excelled in the clutch, as she was 2-for-3 in both of the playoff victories over Gardner-Webb and Tennessee Tech...Roped a double for the only run of the contest as UT nipped the upset-minded Runnin' Bulldogs...Had an RBI single in the first win over Austin Peay...Scored three runs and had a .273 (3-for-11) showing in Starkville...Was 2-for-3 and scored a run in her return to Tyson Park...Registered a .300 (3-for-10) clip at Alabama and stole two bases...Went 2-for-4 and scored a run in the second game, a 5-4 Lady Vol defeat...Contributed three runs, two hits and a pair of thefts at Kentucky...Was 3-for-5 in the twin-killing of ETSU and notched a couple of RBI...Continued to impress by increasing her hitting streak during the trip to the Palm Springs Classic, as she batted .444 (4-for-9) and was the lone UT player to have a hit in every outing...Provided the Orange with its only hit in the exhibition against the U.S. Olympic Team on Feb. 21 with a successful bunt off Jennie Finch...Later swiped second base and turned out to be the Lady Vols' only runner of the game...Came across with her squad's first run versus Utah...Broke up UCLA All-American Keira Goerl's shot at a no-hitter with a fourth-inning single...Went 2-for-3 and scored in the 2-0 edging of Baylor...Compiled a .471 (8-for-17) showing at the plate during the trip to New Mexico State and scored eight runs...Best effort was a 3-for-5, three-run, two stolen-base outing against the home-standing Aggies...Scored a third of UT's nine runs in the pasting of Boston University, with two hits and a career-high two RBI...Debuted in Hawaii by being voted to the all-tourney squad...Boasted a .429 (9-for-21) clip and was instrumental in the Lady Vols' 6-1 record that resulted in the championship hardware...Was 2-for-4 and scored twice during the Orange's 4-1 decision over Hawaii in the semifinals...Came through with a 2-for-3 performance against 2003 All-Pac-10 pitcher Monica Hoffman of Oregon State, although UT suffered a 2-0 setback...Had also been 2-for-3 with two runs in wins over UAB and Brigham Young...First career hit was a sixth-inning double against Saint Mary's.


Four-year letterwinner who captained her softball team as a junior and a senior at Notre Dame High School in Salinas, Calif...Nabbed All-Monterey Bay League and all-county accolades four consecutive seasons...Earned all-state and Louisville Slugger All-America kudos in both 2002 and 2003...Honored as The Salinas Californian Athlete of the Year and was her squad's Most Valuable Player in her final campaign...Was a three-time All-Central Coast Section pick whose efforts helped to three CCS Division III Championships...Led her high school team in batting average, hits, runs and stolen bases every season...Claimed three straight conference batting titles and boasted a career average of .456...Helped the San Jose Strikkers and Worth Firecrackers to consecutive appearances at ASA Gold Nationals from 2001-03, including a ninth-place finish for the Strikkers...Earned four varsity letters in soccer and was a consistent presence on the all-league squads...Her team advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament in 2001...Played volleyball for three years at ND...Ranked in the top 10 of her class...Attended several religious retreats, helped with homecoming decorations and participated with the Adopt-A-Family project while at Notre Dame.


Played alongside UT teammate Sarah Fekete as a member of USA Softball's World University Games squad that won gold in T'ai'nan City, Taiwan in the summer of 2006...Schutzler participated in both the Canada Cup (Surrey, British Columbia) and the Intercontinental Cup (Madrid, Spain) for the USA Elite team with USA Softball during the summer of 2005...She ranked second on the team in hitting at the Canada Cup with a .400 batting average (14-of-35), while leading the squad in runs scored (nine) and stolen bases (six)... Schutzler completed action at the Intercontinental Cup with a .545 batting average (12-of-22) to rate third on the squad in hitting...Schutzler also led the Americans at the event in runs scored (10) and stolen bases (four) while tying for the team-high in hits (12)...Combining her summer efforts at the Canada Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, Schutzler hit an impressive .456 (26-of-57) with 19 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.


Majoring in psychology...Regards greatest thrill as receiving a scholarship to attend UT and play softball...Wants to become a five-tool player like Hall of Famer Willie Mays...Enjoys sports, dancing, horseback riding and watching baseball and football...Has a younger sister, Lauren, 17, who has committed to play softball at Arizona in 2008... Lindsay Anne Schutzler was born July 13, 1985, in Monterey, Calif...Her parents are Lyndon and Vicki Schutzler... Her father played baseball at UC Santa Barbara, while her mother competed in track & field at Southwest Missouri State.


At Bats: 5 (six times)
Runs: 3 (10 times)
Hits: 4 vs. N.C. A&T (3/5/05) & Kansas (2/18/06)
Hit Streak: 9 games (2/14-2/2504)
Runs Batted In: 4 vs. Kansas (2/18/06) & Georgia (4/29/06)
Doubles: 1 (29 times)
Triples: 2 vs. UMass (3/12/06)
Home Runs: 1 (nine times)
Walks: 3 vs. Auburn (3/19/06)
Stolen Bases: 3 vs. Austin Peay (3/8/05) & Liberty (3/23/06)





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