Omaha Softball BIO
Lia Mancuso
Player Profile:
Lia Mancuso 1500663
Position: Outfielder
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Omaha Central

Honors and Awards
Second Team All-Summit League (2017)
Summit League Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016)
Summit League Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015, 2016)
First Team All-Summit League (2016)
Summit League All-Tournament Team (2016)
NFCA Scholar-Athlete (2016)

2017 (Senior) Season Statistics
Earned Second Team All-Summit League honors...started all 45 games during her senior season…hit .340 with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs and 15 RBI…had a .458 slugging percent…led the Summit League with 17 stolen bases..went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases vs. Toledo on Feb. 12…went 3-for-3 vs. No. 12/13 LSU on March 17…had a 3-for-5 effort at Nebraska on March 22…went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the Summit League Tournament vs. South Dakota on May 10.

2016 (Junior) Season Statistics
Earned First Team All-Summit League honors….named to the Summit League All-Tournament team…selected to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll...tabbed as a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and as a NFCA Scholar-Athlete...played in 56 games with 46 starts in the outfield…was second on the team with a .333 batting average with 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs, six stolen bases and 22 RBI…also had a .619 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage (second on the team)…set career marks in runs scored (29), hits (35), doubles, homers, RBI, slugging percentage and on base percentage…reached base seven straight times April 14-16…connected for her first career home run on April 10 against South Dakota State…went 3-for-3 with two home runs against IUPUI in the Summit League Tournament (May 12).

2015 (Sophomore) Season Statistics
Appeared in 46 games with 45 starts in right field as a sophomore…hit .256 with 17 runs, seven RBI, and five doubles…posted a .976 fielding percentage in 42 chances in right field…had a seven game hitting streak during the season…went 2-for-3 against Valparaiso on Mar. 8 with three RBI and two stolen bases…had four put-outs against UT-Arlington on Feb. 7.

2014 (Freshman) Season Statistics
Started 48 games in right field in her first year at UNO...hit .243 with 25 runs, five RBI, one double and two triples...posted a .931 fielding percentage in 29 chances in right field...opened the season on an eight-game hit streak, tied for the longest on the team...tied for the team lead with six sacrifice hits and went 3-for-5 in stolen bases...recorded a .383 on-base percentage, fourth on the team...drew 23 walks and three hit by pitches...posted a hit in seven of the final nine games on the season...went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 21.

Omaha Central High School
Was a four-year starter at Omaha Central under coach Ryan Neel…set the Nebraska Class A record with a .609 batting average in her junior season in 2011 and tied state records of four doubles in a game and five total hits in a game…finished with 18 doubles and three triples…in her senior year, hit .465 and led her team in stolen bases for the fourth consecutive year...was named to the Midwest Sports All-Nebraska Team as a junior and senior…earned Omaha World-Herald Second-Team All-State honors and was an all-state honorable mention selection as a freshman and sophomore…was a member of National Honor Society and the Academic Honor Roll...played club softball for the Wichita Mustangs and most recently Omaha Fury Gold under coach Ron Jones…hit .471 in the leadoff spot and played shortstop, second base and outfield…won the 16U Kansas State Championship with the Wichita Mustangs…also played basketball and tennis.

Born March 26 in Omaha…daughter of Bob and Vania Mancuso…has two brothers, Bobby and Marco, and one sister, Bella…father, Bob, played baseball at Colorado and Iowa State and was an Academic All-American before playing professionally in Italy from 1983-84…majoring in Speech Language Pathology.

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