University of Iowa Athletics

#9 Abby Lien

Height 5-9
Class Fr.
Hometown Apple Valley, Minn.
High School Eastview
Abby Lien - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2020 as a sophomore (season cut short due to Coronavirus)

  • Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts at catcher and DP.
  • Batted .304 on the season with five RBIs and two doubles.
  • Tied her career high with two hits in a game against FGCU on Fb. 28.
  • Held a .448 on-base percentage.

2019 as a freshman

  • Saw action in 49 games with 48 starts
  • Team leader with 18 runs scored
  • Tied for team lead with five home runs
  • Second on the team with a .421 slugging percentage
  • First career hit was a triple against Bucknell on Feb. 8
  • Notched first career double against Western Michigan on March 1
  • Tallied two doubles and an RBI against Ball State on March 3
  • Registered home runs in back-to-back games against UIC and Green Bay on March 8 at the Saluki Invitational
  • Tallied a career-high three RBIs against UIC on March 8
  • Stole a career-high two bases against Green Bay (March 10) and Minnesota (April 26)
  • Earned two hits and two runs scored against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament on May 9

High School

  • 2018 Miss Softball finalist
  • 2015 3AAA State Champion
  • 2015 Conference Champion
  • 4x Most Valuable Offense
  • Silver slugger
  • All-State Second Team as a sophomore
  • All-State First Team as a junior and senior
  • 3x All-Metro
  • School record holder in season plate appearances, runs scored, hits, home runs, and walks
  • School record holder in career runs scored, home runs, RBI’s batting average, and fielding percentage
  • Played club for the Minnesota Renegades and Midwest Speed
  • High School coach is Molly Kasper
  • Club coach is Sean Hall


  • Born March 26, 2000
  • Daughter of Jon and Dana Lien
  • Has two siblings (Taylor and Lindsay)
  • Lindsay played softball at Augustana
  • Taylor played soccer at St. Thomas
  • Secondary Education major
  • 3 year Academic Letter Winner
  • LINC member
  • Wrestling Manager
  • Math education major.