"We are thrilled to welcome the Harvard softball class of 2022," says Harvard softball Head Coach Jenny Allard. "These young women have a strong commitment to academic and athletic excellence. They are excited to join a veteran team and will have a positive impact on the program for years to come."
The six freshmen join a strong veteran team, led by an eight-member senior class, which includes the 2018 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Katie Duncan. In 2018, Harvard won its seventh Ivy League title – first since 2012 – with a 23-18 record, including a 14-7 Ivy League mark.
The incoming class of 2022:
Trina Hoang l Infield/Outfield l R/R | Irvine, Calif. l Irvine
Lettered all four years in varsity softball and soccer … Two-year captain for varsity softball and soccer … Three-time first team all-league recipient … Two-time All-City and All-CIF Southern Section recognition … Named to the Alan Dugard Classic All-Tournament team … Received coaches award (2014), defensive MVP (2015) and offensive MVP (2016) … Two-time Pacific Coast League champion … Irvine High School Female Athlete of the Year … First team all-league, coaches award winner, and two-time defensive MVP in soccer … Scholar Athlete at Irvine High School … Enjoys animals, weightlifting, and working out.
Brianna Jewett | P/1B | R/R | Long Beach, Calif. | Los Alamitos
Ranked No. 76 in the FloSoftball 2018 Hot 100 National Players Rankings … Sunset League Rookie of the Year and first team selection in 2016 … Press Telegram All-Area Dream Team second team (2016) … Named to the second team in 2017 … Three-time Sunset League Champions … Won CIF Division I Championship in 2017 … USA Today No. 1 ranked team in the nation in 2017 … Los Alamitos High School Top Scholar-Athlete (2018) … Most Inspirational Player (2018) … Member of the Firecrackers Rico 18 Gold club team … Earned the Academic Award of Excellence … PTSA Senior Scholarship Recipient … Received the President's Award for Educational Excellence … Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … Completed over 400 hours of community service with the National Charity League … Cousin, Cameron Munter, is the former U.S. Ambassador to Serbia and Pakistan and a current senior fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs … Mother, Maryann, played tennis at Menlo College.
Grace Krantz l P/1B l R/R l San Clemente, Calif. l San Clemente
Four-year letterwinner for varsity softball … Two-time first team all-league … Named Offensive Player of the Year and San Clemente Female Athlete of the Year in 2018 … Member of the Orange County All-Star team … Sea View League Champion in 2015 and 2016 … South Coast League runner-up (2018) … Earned Team MVP in 2017 and Coaches Award in 2016 … Four-year CIF Scholar Athlete … Two-year member of the California Cruisers … Tossed a complete game against the SoCal Choppers to lead the California Cruisers to the 2018 Colorado fireworks summer championship … Four-year honor roll at San Clemente … Spent spring breaks from 2015-2018 on mission trips to San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora and Mexico … National Merit Scholarship Program … 2018 San Clemente valedictorian … Counselor at Special Camp for Special Kids from 2015-17 … Certified spin instructor.
Kaitlin Lampson l Infield/Outfield l R/R l West Linn, Ore. l West Linn
Four-year letterwinner in varsity softball ... varsity captain in 2017 and 2018 … First team all-league second baseman and all-state Honorable Mention in 2018 … First team all-league shortstop and Offensive Player of the Year for West Linn High School … Featured in the Top-20 Most Feared hitters in Oregon softball in 2017 and 2018 … 2016 second team all-league second baseman … Member of the Northwest Bullets from 2015-2018 … Led team in 2017 in runs scored, triples, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage … Varsity cross country letterwinner … Salutatorian for the class of 2018 … President of West Linn National Honors Society … NHS Community Service Scholarship Winner.
Teagan Shaw | C/Utility | R/R | Indianapolis, Ind. | Zionsville Community
Two-time first team all-conference selection in 2015 and 2018 … Named second team all-conference in 2014 … Two-time team MVP in 2015 and 2018 … Three-time academic all-state selection in 2015, 2017 and 2018 … Named the Eagle Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2017-18 … Two-time team captain … Member of the National Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society … Participated in the Model United Nations simulation … Member of the Business Professionals of America … Mother, Leigh, was an All-American softball player at the University of Toledo.
Megan Welsh l C/Utility l R/R l Mishawaka, Ind. l St. Joseph
Four-year utility player and varsity letterwinner … First team all-conference in 2017 and 2018 … Second team all-state in 2017 … Captain for 2017-18 season … Indiana Class 3A State Championship runner-up, semi-state Champion in 2018 … Led team in batting average, hits, RBI, doubles, homeruns, walks, on-base percentage and slugging percentage during senior season … Set school records in most homeruns during a game (3) and homeruns in a single inning (2) … Received high honors all four years of high school … Two-year member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … Four-year member of H.O.P.E, Intramural volleyball, Spanish Club and the Spirit Club … Sister, Kelly, will be a senior on the Wisconsin softball team this season.