12 E.J. Lauchland
12 E.J. Lauchland
Birth Date: 10/10/1981
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lodi, Calif.
High School: Lodi HS
Position: Outfield
2003: Expected the be the Gauchos starting second basemen, Lauchland can play any position on the field...Her skill on both sides of the ball make her a welcome return to the UCSB line-up...2002: Redshirted the season to due an injury...2001: The only Gaucho to play in all 52 games, Lauchland proved to be UCSB's most potent offensive threat, earning her All-Big West Second Team honors...She ranked amongst the Gauchos the top three in eleven offensive categories, setting the bar in seven (Avg., AB, R, H, 2B, TB, plate appearances)...Hit .299 to pace the Gaucho hitters and finish eighth in the Big West...She stepped up to the plate more than any other of her teammates registering 187 appearances and 167 at bats...Tied for fifth in conference with 10 doubles helping to up her 60 total bases, both team highs...Set out on an eight game hit streak (UCSB season high) accumulating a portion of her team leading 50 hits which placed her in a tie for seventh most in the Big West...Scored the Gauchos most runs with 21 by reaching base the third most frequently, 35.4% of the time...Finished fifth in the Big West with 12 stolen bases....A solid defensive player in the outfield, she committed just one error in 35 chances for a .971 fielding mark...2000: Rookie slowed a little after very fast start...Gauchos' leadoff hitter down stretch played right and second...Finished with 18 runs scored, best among returnees...Five stolen bases led freshmen...Also clubbed six doubles...High School: Spent prep days at Lodi HS in SJAA...Coached by Rich Spiekerman and Bob Harmon...Hit phenomenal .532 as a senior and .552 in junior season...A three-time all-league choice for the Flames...Named All-Area top hitter in `98 and `99...Named league Co-MVP in `99...Also a three-time all-league selection in soccer...Once led game off with a homer down the right field line on the first pitch of the game to give her team a 1-0 win and put them in the finals of the L.A. tourney...A four-year member of CSF...Travel Ball: Played for the Grapettes Gold travel squad...Personal: Emma Lee Jo Lauchland was born October 10, 1981 in Lodi, CA...Majoring in biology at UCSB...Would like to become a pathologist's assistant...Lists "So I Married An Axe Murderer" as her favorite movie...Likes Patricia Cornwell books and "Scientific Journal" magazine...Enjoys watching MTV's "TRL" ...Is a fan of the San Francisco Giants, but roots for Derek Jeter...Nicknamed Schmemmy...Has an older sister, Sandy...Daughter of Henry and Patty Lauchland.