BETHLEHEM, Pa. – With the autumn semester simply across the nook and Lehigh college students set to return to campus subsequent week, head coach Fran Troyan has introduced the addition of six newcomers to the Mountain Hawks’ softball program. The defending Patriot League champions added 5 first-year student-athletes and one switch to a staff that received its league-best fifteenth match title in Could.
Lehigh has added one pitcher and 5 gamers who will contribute both on the infield or in a utility position. 4 states are represented among the many six newcomers, with two coming in from each California and Maryland, with New Jersey and Ohio additionally represented.
The Mountain Hawks went 31-20-1 of their 2022 championship marketing campaign and return 11 gamers from that staff, together with All-Patriot League honorees Carley Barjaktarovich and Emily Cimino.
Extra info on the newcomers might be discovered beneath.
Crysta Duenas • UT • Clovis, Calif. • Arts and Sciences
Utility participant Crysta Duenas involves Lehigh after successful many awards at Clovis East Excessive College in California. She was named Offensive Participant of the 12 months as a junior and earned the Chief of the Pack award following her senior season. The Valedictorian of her highschool class, Duenas performed her journey softball for Central California Firecrackers Gold and can possible work as a center infielder.
Troyan on Duenas: “Crysta is a extremely athletic center infielder who will instantly carry excessive ranges of vitality and competitiveness to the sphere.”
Chloe Hess • P • Hancock, Md. • Enterprise
Proper-handed pitcher Chloe Hess comes following an impressive profession at Clear Spring Excessive College in Maryland. Hess was a four-year all-county honoree and was acknowledged because the Washington County Pitcher of the 12 months following the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The recipient of the Excellent Woman Athlete Award by the Clear Spring Lions Membership, Hess performed her journey softball for Tri-State Thunder Gold.
Troyan on Hess: “Chloe has a robust mixture of athleticism, psychological toughness, and competitiveness. These qualities permit her to regulate the sport from the pitching circle.”
Lily Owens • IF • Chino Hills, Calif. • Arts and Sciences
Coming to Lehigh from Bishop Amat Memorial Excessive College in California, Lily Owens will contribute on the left facet of the infield or in a utility position. An all-league performer, Owens was acknowledged as her league’s Offensive Participant of the 12 months. She performed her journey softball for the OC Batbusters.
Troyan on Owens: “Lily is a first-class athlete who displays excessive ranges of ability in all phases of the sport. Her on discipline efficiency is mixed with pure management talents.”
Sydney Parlett • UT • Dunkirk, Md. • Engineering
Sydney Parlett involves Lehigh from Northern Excessive College in southern Maryland. A catcher in highschool, Parlett can play a number of positions properly and can fill a utility position for the Mountain Hawks. She was named Offensive Participant of the 12 months as a senior, batting .525 with eight dwelling runs and a 1.300 slugging proportion. Parlett was ranked in high 100 total in school of 2022 by Further Inning Softball and performed her journey ball for the Virginia Glory.
Troyan on Parlett: “Sydney combines pure athleticism with an exceptional work ethic. With this she will be able to excel as an offensive menace and at a number of positions defensively.”
Maddy Schmeiser • IF • Macedonia, Ohio • Arts and Sciences
Ohio native Maddy Schmeiser transferred to Lehigh from NC State, the place she appeared in 29 video games, batting .333 with a house run. She was used primarily as a pinch runner the place she scored 14 runs. In highschool, Schmeiser was a two-time All-State and All-District honoree in Ohio and was ranked forty fourth in 2021 Further Innings Softball Elite 100 rankings.
Troyan on Schmeiser: “Maddy brings invaluable expertise from her time at NC State. Her pure athletic means and love for driving the ball will put her able to have a direct impression at Lehigh. Her sturdy work ethic and dedication to successful will permit her to rapidly turn into a pacesetter on the staff in some ways.”
Abbey Tabaka • UT • Wallington, N.J. • Arts and Sciences
Abbey Tabaka comes from Wallington Excessive College in New Jersey and brings a power-hitting stroke to the Mountain Hawks. Tabaka garnered quite a few all-league, all-region and all-county honors and was a two-time All-State honoree. She broke her highschool’s single season dwelling run report and was acknowledged as Wallington Excessive College’s Excellent Feminine Athlete in 2022. Tabaka performed her journey softball for the New Jersey Depth.
Troyan and Tabaka: “Abby is able to impressing everybody with the best way she drives the ball on offense. She provides easy footwork at first base with a excessive softball IQ to her offensive prowess.”
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