June 6, 2007
TUCSON, Ariz. - LMU outfielder Angelo Songco has been named a 2007 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. Songco is the third Lion in six seasons to receive the Freshman All-America distinction from Collegiate Baseball.
Overall, Songco hit .321 with a team-best .528 slugging percentage, playing in all 56 games for the Lions. He also led LMU in RBI (33) and doubles (22).
Songco was named West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year on May 23, joining an elite group of WCC Freshman of the Year Lions that includes Chris Donnels (1985), Chris Gomez (1990), Matt Riordan (1997), Michael Schultz (1998), Scott Walter (1998), and Sean Smith (2002). Three of those six went on to play at the major league level, and all were drafted and play(ed) minor league baseball.
Songco's .392 average in league play ranked seventh among all WCC players, and he finished conference play leading the league in extra base hits as the Lions' everyday right fielder. The Granada Hills, Calif. native also finished top in the WCC in doubles (10), second in slugging percentage (.635), and sixth in on-base percentage (.464) in league action.
In addition to his Freshman of the Year honors, Songco was an All-WCC selection and a WCC All-Freshman team pick. He was one of just 13 players in the conference to be a unanimous All-WCC selection from all WCC coaches.
Songco (6-0, 175) is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif.
The 2007 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team also includes four other WCC players: relief pitcher A.J. Griffin of San Diego, catcher Tommy Medica of Santa Clara, second baseman Randy Wells of Saint Mary's, and pitcher/first baseman Anthony Aliotti of Saint Mary's.
LMU finished fourth in the 2007 WCC standings after playing one of the nation's 25-toughest schedules according to the Boyd's World rankings. The Lions played 16 games against NCAA postseason teams, including five against teams in this weekend's NCAA Super Regionals.