June 5, 2003
University of Washington outfielder Brent Lillibridge has been named a Freshman All- American today by Collegiate Baseball magazine.
Lillibridge, from Jackson High in Everett, Wash., was the only Husky freshman to see significant action during the 2003 season. He finished the year as the UW's leading hitter, batting .388, and set a school freshman record with 13 home runs. He also shared the team lead for both doubles (16) and hits (71) and was second with 49 runs scored and nine stolen bases.
A first-team All-Pac-10 selection, Lillibridge will attend the USA Baseball national team trials later this month in Tucson.
Originally recruited to play shortstop, Lillibridge broke into the lineup as a center fielder due to the return of senior Tila Reynolds, a four-year starter at short who turned down a pro contract offer following his junior season. Lillibridge, however, is expected to play shortstop next season for the Huskies.