The Merrimack College softball program and head coach Elaine Schwager announced that seven student-athletes will join the program this fall and contribute to the program beginning in the 2018 season.
Five of the seven new members hail from New England, with four states represented overall. One student-athlete joins the program from Texas and another arrives on campus from New York. In terms of state representation, Massachusetts (3) leads the group follow by two student-athletes from New Hampshire.
High School: Pinkerton Academy
Hometown: Auburn, N.H.
Four-year letterwinner on the softball program at Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire … Named NHIAA Division I Player of the Year as a senior … Two-time All-State First Team selection … Earned Pinkerton Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year during her career … Four-year starting shortstop
High School: Needham High School
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
Four-year letterwinner on the softball program at Needham High School … Three-time Bay State First Team All-Star … Named Team Captain during her senior season … Scott Joseph Marino Memorial Scholarship Recipient … Member of the Mass Raiders Softball program … Mother, Stacey, played softball at Lesley University
High School: Northhampton High School
Hometown: Florence, Mass.
Member of the softball program at Northampton High School (MA) … Two-time Western MA All-League … All-Western Mass. D1 First Team selection as a senior … 2017 Gazette All-Star … Hit .438 with a .671 slugging percentage during her senior season
High School: Brewster High School
Hometown: Brewster, N.Y.
Four-year letterwinner at Brewster High School in New York … Four-time All-League and All-Section … Named All-State First Team as a sophomore … Two-year captain for the Morris County Belles U18 Club Team
High School: King Philip Regional High School
Hometown: Norfolk, Mass.
Four-year letterwinner at King Philip Regional High School … Two-time Sun Chronicle All-Star … Named a Hockomock League All-Star following her senior season … Boston All-Scholastic All-Star … Named team captain for her senior season … King Philip Softball State Champion as a junior
High School: Houston Christian High School
Hometown: Houston, TX
Member of the softball program at Houston Christian High School in Texas … Four-time All Southwest Preparatory Conference selection … Named an Academic All-State selection as a senior
High School: Bishop Guertin
Hometown: Litchfield, N.H.
Member of the softball program at Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire … Starting pitcher her final three seasons … Two-time All-State Second Team selection