ORONO – The University of Maine softball squad has experienced unprecedented growth over the course of the past several seasons, and said growth is paying off.
An appearance in the NCAA Tournament furthered Maine’s presence on the national radar two seasons ago, giving national exposure to the Black Bears. The team recently announced its 2018 recruiting class, consisting of talent from all around the country.
The class consists of:
-Keely Clark, a catcher and outfielder from Yupaipa, California
-Kelby Drews, a shortstop from Hollywood, Florida
-Kya Enos, a catcher and outfielder from Taunton, Massachusetts
-Rebecca Findley, an infielder from Seymour, Connecticut
-Emma Larke, an outfielder and pitcher from Shelton, Connecticut
-Amanda MacBurnie, an infielder from Toms River, N.J.
-Grace McGouldrick, a shortstop and pitcher from Gorham
-Brianna Neely, an outfielder from Harleysville, Pennsylvania
-Emily Reid, a pitcher from Dighton, Massachusetts
-Gabrielle Siciliano, a pitcher from Simi Valley, California
Head coach Mike Coutts is encouraged by the geographical diversity of the class, and takes that as an indication the program is expanding.
“I think [the class is] really versatile. They’re really athletic. They can play multiple positions,” he said. “The other thing I like about it is they come from a whole bunch of different parts of the country, which tells me that our program matters around the country. And they’re from some really good travel programs.”