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72 Amber Bishop

Class: Sophomore Position: INF Height: 5-8 Previous School: Murrieta Valley HS Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.

2017 (Fr.)
• Played in and started 68 games (50 – 2B, 17 – SS, 1 – 3B)
• Big South Freshman of the Year
• VaSID State Rookie of the Year, the first player in program history to earn the award
• NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region third team
• Top 25 Finalist for Schutt Sports/NFCA National Freshman of the Year
• VaSID All-State first team second baseman
• Big South All-Conference first team second baseman
• NISC All-Tournament team
• Big South All-Tournament team
• Big South All-Freshman team
• Three-time Big South Freshman of the Week (March 20, April 3, April 24)
• Big South Player of the Week (Feb. 13)
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete mention
• Set program overall single-season records for RBI (66) and at bats (228)
• Set program freshman single-season records for games played (68), hits (85), home runs (15), RBI (66), total bases (141), slugging percentage (.618) and at bats (228)
• Batted .373 with 11 doubles, 15 homers, 66 RBI, 55 runs scored, 12 walks and a .413 on-base percentage
• Led the Big South in hits (8th nationally), runs scored, RBI (12th nationally) and total bases (7th nationally, first among NCAA freshmen), while ranking third in home runs and slugging percentage and fifth in batting average
• Recorded a team-leading 27 multiple-hit games and 21 multiple-RBI contests
• Went 2-for-3 with a double in her first career game vs. Chattanooga (Feb. 10)
• Hit first career homer against Morgan State (Feb. 12), going 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored
• Registered three homers off of Cal Poly's All-American pitcher Sierra Hyland, including two in NISC elimination game (May 22)
• Batted 3-for-4 with two homers and a career-high six RBI at CSU (March 18), the first Lady Flame since Holly Seiz in 2013 with a six-RBI game
• Drove in three runs during 3-for-5 game at Campbell on April 1, one of eight three-hit games on season
• Hit game-winning, two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh at Campbell (April 2)
• During the Big South Softball Championship, hit .471 with three homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored
• Went 4-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in Big South Tournament game against Longwood (May 13), the second four-hit game by a Lady Flame in tournament history
• Batted .550 (11-for-20) with two homers, six RBI and nine runs scored during NISC National round
• In win over Kennesaw State (May 24), went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

• Graduated from Murrieta Valley High School, where she was a three-year starter before a wrist injury forced her to miss her senior season
• In three seasons for Murrieta Valley, hit .459 with 20 homers and 93 RBI in 91 games played
• Three-time first team All-Southwestern League selection
• 2015 Southwestern League MVP, batting .609 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI
• Voted Athlete of the Month for April 2015
• In club softball, played for Strike Force 16U and 18U, Courage 18U and Firecrackers 18U
• Also played high school volleyball

• Daughter of James and Elizabeth Haney
• Undecided on college major
• Twin sister, Autumn Bishop, is a sophomore on the Liberty softball team
• Birthday is Feb. 14

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  • Liberty Voted 2nd in Big South Preseason Softball Poll; Lady Flames Sweep Major Honors

    Amber Bishop has been named Big South Preseason Softball Player of the Year, while Lady Flames junior Julia DiMartino was voted Big South Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Read More

    Jan 24

  • Amber Bishop, DiMartino Earn Big South Weekly Honors

    For their efforts during Liberty's 4-0 week, sophomore second baseman Amber Bishop and junior pitcher Julia DiMartino have been honored with Big South weekly awards. Read More

    Apr 23

  • DiMartino, Richardson Repeat as Big South Softball Major Award Winners

    On the day prior to the 2018 Big South Softball Championship, the Liberty softball team received 13 Big South postseason honors. Read More

    May 8

  • Bishop Twins, DiMartino Named to NFCA All-Region Team

    The Liberty softball team received three honors on the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NCAA Division I All-Mid-Atlantic Softball Team. Read More

    May 17

  • DiMartino, Richardson Earn VaSID All-State Major Awards

    Liberty junior pitcher Julia DiMartino and Head Coach Dot Richardson received major awards today, as the VaSID University Division All-State Softball Team was announced. Read More

    Jul 3

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  • LFSN Softball Update with Amber Bishop

  • LFSN 2018 Liberty Softball Classic Recap

  • LFSN 2018 NCAA Softball Columbia Regional Preview

  • LFSN SB Recap - Liberty vs. GWU (5-10-18)

  • 2018 Liberty Softball Media Day - Amber Bishop