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Softball Signs Four New Huskies

Nov. 24, 2013

STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut softball coach Karen Mullins has announced that four student-athletes will join the Husky program in the fall of 2014.

“We are excited and proud to welcome the class of 2014 to our program. This group brings a wealth of experience and tremendous versatility to the team,” said coach Mullins of the newcomers.

Chelsea Eckert (pitcher) Branchville, NJ/ High Point Regional HS. A four year varsity player and member of the 2012 NJ State Championship team, Chelsea was named All-Area (First Team), All-League (First Team), and NJA All-Academic (First Team).

“Coming off a strong season with the Newton Rock Gold Team, Chelsea is a welcome addition to our pitching staff and expected to impact us immediately,” coach Mullins commented.

Alaina Montgomery (Outfielder), Greensburg, PA/Hempfield Area HS. Alaina joins the Huskies from Hempfield Area HS and the New Jersey Inferno Coed travel team. An outfielder and catcher for her high school team, Alaina is a two-time First Team All Section AAAA player as named by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. “Alaina is an athletic outfielder with a cannon arm. She brings a strong defensive presence to the field and I expect she will do good things at UConn,” offered Coach Mullins.

Ryne Nakama (middle infielder) Irvine, Ca./Woodbridge HS. A varsity starter who has defended the middle infield at Woodbridge HS her entire career, Ryne has been a 2013 First Team All-Pacific Coast Player and member of the Irvine Sting. “A well rounded player, Ryne can play multiple positions on the infield. A smooth defender with good game sense, Ryne’s versatility makes her a great asset to our program.”

Emma Stanley (1B/3B) Santa Clarita, Ca./ Valencia HS. A senior captain, four-year performer for Valencia High School and member of the SoCal Choppers, Emma brings plenty of experience to the Husky program. “Emma is a smooth defender with good game presence and soft hands. We are excited to welcome her to the UConn campus,” concluded Coach Mullins.