Klein Named to Jewish Sports Review All-America First Team
BATON ROUGE — Freshman outfielder Leslie Klein was named a first-team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review, as announced recently by the publication.
A third-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association and second-team Easton All-American this season, Klein earned the honor after ranking in the top 50 in the nation in slugging percentage, RBIs per game and runs per game.
In addition, she was also a second-team All-South Region, first-team All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman team selection, while being named a member of the SEC and NCAA Region 3 All-Tournament teams.
The Sunrise, Fla., native, also broke the LSU single-season home run and total base records while tying the consecutive game hitting streak record and single-game RBI record.
The Jewish Sports Review is a bi-monthly publication that has been recognized as the foremost authority on Jewish athletes in sports. The All-America softball team was comprised of Jewish athletes from NCAA Division I, II and III schools.
Jewish Sports Review All-America First Team P Jenna Busa So. Umass Lexington, Mass. P Amy Rosson Sr. UC Davis Calabasas, Calif. P Anna Russell Sr. San Diego Granada Hills, Calif P Jessica Wides Jr. Towson Damascus, Md. 1B Jane Stein Jr. Stoney Brook Philadelphia, Penn. 2B Jamie Kressel Fr. Washington (MO) Miami, Fla. 3B Lindsay Hamma Sr. Illinois Buffalo Grove, Ill. SS Jill Sakolove Sr. Kalamazoo Hingham, Mass. C Melissa Leber Sr. Brandeis Lee, N.J. OF Leslie Klein Fr. LSU Sunrise, Fla. OF Jennifer Fried Sr. Franklin & Marshall Reistertown, Md. OF Sarah Albert Sr. Brandeis Longmeadow, Mass. DH Lindsay Klein Fr. Maryland Orange, Calif. UT Ivy Klein Jr. Adelphi Suffern, N.Y.