Congratulations to Allie Brown '19 who recently signed a letter of intent to play Division III Softball at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts where she will major in Sports Management and minor in Psychology.
"I wanted to go somewhere close to home," said Allie. "I also know a few of the girls on their team. They are really good. All of the team members are very committed."
Allie has been playing softball for as long as she could hold a bat. Baseball and softball runs in her family. Her father and siblings are also very passionate for the sport. For seven years, she played first base followed by a few more on second base. She is a player for Watertown Rapids and was active on her team at Memorial Middle School.
She was the shortstop during her four years at Holy Cross. Co-Coach, Megan Dwyer '05 credits her for being an instrumental team member. "Allie came to Holy Cross as a very talented and competitive player who wanted to get better," said Ms. Dwyer. "As a freshman, she had one of the biggest catches of the year. As Shortstop, she controls what it coming in from the outfield and what's going in to the infield."
During her Holy Cross softball career, Allie was named to the All-Brass Division and has made over 100 hits (Her sister, Hannah '19 has also made over 100 hits). Her batting average was 0.384 over the first three seasons.
"We have learned sportsmanship, leadership and great communication skills from our coaches," said Allie. "We put a lot of effort into being a close team. That is what makes this so much fun. We also work a lot outside of our practices and games. We do everything we can to make our team better as a whole."
"I know that Allie will take what she has learned in the last four years and apply it to her collegiate career, both through softball and her academics," said Ms. Dwyer. "I hope that she continues to love the game and enjoy it every time she sets foot on the field."