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    Josh Lieberman
    Josh Lieberman

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mundelein, Ill.

    High School:
    Mundelein

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 176

    Position:
    Infield

    Birthdate:
    08/18/1982

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2004: Stared 53-of-55 games, ending season with a .293 batting average, .311 in conference games ... Tallied seven sacrifice hits, setting the Northwestern career record for sac hits with 21, overtaking Carmen Bucci (20, 1992-95) ... Recorded career highs in hits (61), at-bats (208), runs scored (31), RBI (23) and doubles (6) ... 208 at-bats is the seventh highest at-bat total in school history ... Was hit by 11 pitches during the season, which is the second highest total in school history, but ranked third on the list two players with 13) ... Opened season with a 3-for-4 performance, scoring two runs vs. Pacific ... Went 3-for-4 with a runs cored and an RBI in game two vs. Indiana (4/3) ... Went 9-for-12 (.750) in final three games at Penn State, including a 4-for-6 performance in game two ... Recorded 18 multi-hit games during season.

    2003: Solid defensive player who has seen considerable time at second base, third base and shortstop during his career ... Missed 13 games due to a hamstring injury early in the season ... Started 30 games during the regular season, including a team-high 24 at third base ... Hit .200 during the regular season, collecting 16 hits and knocking in seven runs ... Led the team with nine sacrifices ... Knocked in two runs during a 2-for-4 day against Purdue April 13 ... Also recorded multi-hit games against Kansas State and New Mexico ... Committed just one error in 23 chances during conference action.

    2002: Started 20 games (played in 36 total), recording a .297 average in 74 at-bats ... Went 3-for-5 with three RBI in 9-2, Game 1 victory over Illinois (4/26) ... Hit first collegiate home run in Game 4 loss to Iowa (5/5) ... Second on the team with four sacrifice bunts.

    2001: Played in 44 games, starting 29 ... Used periodically as defensive help late in games ... Led team in sacrifice hits with five ... Was 4-for-4 in the stolen base category ... Helped turn 19 double plays throughout the year ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs and a stolen base against Western Michigan (5/8).

    High School: Three-year letterwinner in baseball ... Set school record for career hits (124) ... Junior year, set school single-season records for runs (49) and stolen bases (22) ... Team had three successive best-ever seasons, going 23-12 in 1998, 28-10 in 1999 and 32-5 in 2000 ... 2000 team won North Suburban Conference title for first time in 19 years ... 2000 all-state shortstop by Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association ... 2000 All-State Special Mention by Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times ... Two-time Daily Herald Lake County All-Area ... Pioneer Press All-Area in 2000 ... Two-time All-North Suburban Conference ... Three-time winner of Pioneer Press Gold Glove ... Two-time Academic All-North Suburban Conference.

    Personal: Born Joshua Sidney Lieberman on August 18, 1982 ... Son of Michael and Anna Lieberman ... Biomedical engineering major.

    Lieberman's Career Stats

    Yr. Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    2001 .175 44 63 7 11 1 0 0 2 4
    2002 .297 36 74 10 22 3 1 1 7 3
    2003 .198 32 81 4 16 1 0 0 7 2
    2004 .293 55 208 31 61 6 0 0 23 2
    Totals .258 167 426 52 110 11 1 1 39 11