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Softball Unveils 2018 Recruiting Class

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LA JOLLA, Calif. – Following a postseason run during the 2018 season, the University of California San Diego softball team has added new talent to continue its success in the upcoming season. With Head Coach Patti Gerckens at the helm for her 27th season, the Tritons have added seven players through their 2019 recruiting class. The recruiting class features six incoming freshmen and one transfer who have garnered numerous athletic and academic accolades throughout their careers.

 

Brittney Baisden

P/OF

Hometown: Roseville, Calif.

Previous Team: Granite Bay High School

 

  •   Why UC San Diego? “I chose UC San Diego softball because of the atmosphere of the program. I instantly felt welcomed by the coaching staff and the players. I was looking for a program that would allow me to compete both athletically and academically, and UC San Diego provides me with that opportunity. Doing it in beautiful La Jolla is icing on the cake.”

 

Athletic Highlights

 

  •      Sierra Foothill League (SFL) Champions (2018)
  •      First Team Sacramento Bee All-Metro (2018)
  •      Third Team Cali-Hi Sports All-State (2018)
  •      Optimist High School All-Star (2018)
  •      Two-time All-SFL honoree
  •      Varsity letter winner (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

 

Academic Highlights

 

  •      4.2 cumulative GPA
  •      Academic Merit Award (2017, 2018)

 

Keila Bosinger

3B/SS

Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.

Previous Team: Eastlake High School

 

  •   Why UC San Diego? “I chose UC San Diego softball as I wanted a university that would provide me with both top athletics and academics. On top of that, with the UCSD softball program I always felt that I was in a positive environment as the players and coaching staff are always so welcoming and easy to talk to.”

 

Athletic Highlights

 

  •      CIF San Diego D1 Second Place (2018)
  •      CIF San Diego D1 Third Place (2017)
  •      Second Team All-Mesa League (2018)
  •      Eastlake High School Softball Coaches Award (2018)

 

Academic Highlights

 

  •      Principal’s Honor Roll
  •      4.2 cumulative GPA
  •      San Diego Union-Tribune Scholar Athlete (2017, 2018)
  •      Eastlake Titan Scholar Athlete (2017, 2018)

 

Grace Garcia

P

Hometown: Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Previous Team: Half Moon Bay High School

 

  •   Why UC San Diego? “UC San Diego has been my dream school since I was 14. After going to my first UC San Diego softball camp in 2015, I knew that I wanted to be a Triton! The overall positive camaraderie of the players and coaches really made me want to be part of the Triton family.”

 

Athletic Highlights

 

  •      All-State Nominee (2018)
  •      All-League Bay Division Pitcher of the Year (2017)
  •      First Team All-San Francisco Bay Area (2017)
  •      First Team San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro (2016, 2017)
  •      First Team Cal-Hi Sports (Medium School) (2017)
  •      Team captain and MVP (2016, 2017)
  •      All-Central Coast Section Sophomore of the Year (2016)
  •      Second Team All-Central Coast Section (2016)
  •      Central Coast Section Division 3 Champions (2016)

 

Academic Highlights

 

  •      4.0 cumulative GPA
  •      Named to the Half Moon Bay High School Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

 

Kinley Kyro

C/OF

Hometown: Roseville, Calif.

Previous Team: Woodcreek High School

 

  •   Why UC San Diego? “I chose UC San Diego Softball because the program has a championship history, and a very supportive and charismatic coaching staff. The team chemistry that Team 43 possesses is one that is unlike any other team I could have imagined.”

 

Athletic Highlights

 

  •      First Team All-Sierra Foothill League (SFL) (2017)
  •      Second Team All-SFL (2018)
  •      Led the SFL in home runs (2016, 2017)
  •      SFL Champions (2015, 2016)
  •      Woodcreek High School Offensive Player of the Year (2017)
  •      Woodcreek High School Golden Glove Award (2018)

 

Academic Highlights

 

  •      Gold Plus Academic Merit Award for a 4.19 GPA (2018)
  •      Gold Plus Academic Merit Award for a 4.11 GPA (2017)
  •      President’s Award for Educational Excellence (2018)

 

Kelley Renner

OF

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Previous Team: Oak Ridge High School

 

  •   Why UC San Diego? “From the very beginning I came to realize that we are such a close team, and Coach Gerckens emphasizes the family aspect. The atmosphere around UC San Diego softball is extremely welcoming and the dedication to get better everyday is something I was looking for.”

 

Athletic Highlights

 

  •      First Team All-League (2018)
  •      Sacramento All-City Team (2018)
  •      Athlete of the Year nominee (2018)
  •      Competed in the Women’s World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) National World Championships (2018)
  •      Competed in the Junior Women’s WBSC National Softball U19 World Championships (2017)
  •      Played for the New Zealand National Softball Team and Junior National Softball Team

 

Academic Highlights

 

  •      Principal’s List (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  •      American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) California Girls State Nominee (2017)

 

Clarissa Reynoso

C/1B

Hometown: San Dimas, Calif.

Previous Team: San Dimas High School

 

  •   Why UC San Diego? “I chose UC San Diego softball because I knew I would be challenged in this program while having fun and continuing to improve at the sport I love.”

 

Athletic Highlights

 

  •      Three-time First Team All-League
  •      Two-time team captain

 

Academic Highlights

 

  •      Three-year scholar athlete
  •      Top-10 senior scholar athlete
  •      Earned a GPA above 3.5 (2015-18)

 

Alyssa Wing

SS/U

Hometown: Torrance, Calif.

Previous Team: El Camino College / North Torrance High School

 

  •   Why UC San Diego? “I chose UC San Diego softball because of its welcoming family and their high standards for a good quality life.”

 

Athletic Highlights

 

  •      South Coast Conference Player of the Year (2017)
  •      First Team All-Conference (2017, 2018)
  •      Freshman Athlete of the Year (2017)
  •      Offensive MVP (2017)
  •      CIF Champions (2016)
  •      Golden Golve (2013-17)

 

Academic Highlights

 

  •      Dean’s List (2017-18)
  •      Principal’s Honor Roll (2016)

 

With the addition of these new players across the diamond and returning talent, the Tritons look to make another postseason appearance in 2019. Full bios will be available on the website before the start of the season.

 

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