Dec. 19, 2012
STORRS, Conn. -University of Connecticut Head Softball Coach Karen Mullins recently announced the signing of four student-athletes for the 2014 season. Kayla Doty, Dominique Pinto and Taylor Townsend all signed National Letters of Intent to join the 2014 Connecticut Huskies.
Kayla Doty | Pitcher | Ghent, N.Y. | Chatham High
A pitcher and four-year starter for Chatham High School where she led the team to the 2012 New York State Championship. Doty was a three-time Conference All-Star, two-time Conference MVP, two-time Section II All-Star and was named to the 2012 New York State First Team. Doty capped off her junior campaign being tabbed the New York Player of the Year.
"A welcome addition to the UConn pitching staff. Kayla's work ethic and willingness to learn along with her famed curve ball will propel her to in success in the college ranks," stated Mullins.
Dominique Pinto | 1B, 3B, Catcher | Newtown, Pa. | Council Rock High School North
Dom comes to UConn following an outstanding varsity career at Council Rock North where she was a three-time All-Suburban One National Conference selection. Pinto was also a 2012 First Team All-Conference and 2012 First Team All-Bucks County Courier Times selection. Off the field, Pinto is a two-time Distinguished Honor Roll student and volunteer for "Athletes Helping Athletes" charity.
"Dom is a powerful athlete and dangerous hitter who will impact us immediately both offensively and defensively," Mullins commented.
Taylor Townsend | SS, Catcher | Yorba Linda, Calif. | Yorba Linda High
A key player for the Yorba Linda softball program, Taylor is a two-time First Team All-Empire League selection. Townsend was tabbed as the 2011 MVP and 2012 Defensive Player of the Year at Yorba Linda. Additionally, she is a member of the American Pastime 18-Gold team as a starting catcher or shortstop.
"Taylor is a great addition to our program. Her versatility and tremendous game sense make her a valuable asset to the Huskies," Mullins added.