Pack Softball Inks Four Recruits for 2014-15 Season
Nov. 20, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State softball head coach Shawn Rychcik has announced the addition of four student-athletes to compete for the Wolfpack beginning in the fall of 2014. Meredith Burroughs, Alyssa Compton, Harli Hubbard and Macauley Prickett have all signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to attend NC State.
"My staff and I worked very hard in a very short time to find these athletes that would make our program better,” said Rychcik. “All four were recruited by the entire staff and committed to the vision we have here at State. In this class we added speed, power, pitching and versatility."
Why she chose NC State – “I’ve always wanted to attend NCSU. It has always been my dream school. I personally feel that NC State provides one of the best educations in the country.”
Rychcik on Burroughs - "When I took over the program here at State, our goal was to get the best talent in North Carolina to come here. We feel that Meredith is the best power hitter in the state and one of the better power hitters in the country. Her left-handed bat in the middle of the order should give us an immediate RBI producer and make our lineup stronger and deeper."
Why she chose NC State – “I chose to play at NC State because I immediately fell in love with the school when I stepped foot on campus. It’s such a well-rounded school with a beautiful campus and an awesome athletic and academic program. This all added to my decision, but the thing I was most happy about was how I was given the opportunity to play for three great coaches! It felt like home.”
Rychcik on Compton - "Alyssa will be our most versatile addition. We’ve seen her play SS, 2B, 3B, and OF. Her ability to play multiple positions will give her a great opportunity to work herself into the lineup. She has a good shortstop glove and a strong outfield arm to go along with a very productive bat."
Why she chose NC State - “I chose NC State because I’ve wanted to go to a southern school since I was young. The campus is gorgeous, people are super friendly, the coaching staff is amazing, and on my unofficial visit my future teammates were very welcoming. It felt very comfortable and inviting. I know that I will receive a very high quality education from NC State and I can’t wait to get started.”
Rychcik on Hubbard - "Harli will be a great addition to our pitching staff. She’s a power pitcher who has tremendous velocity and a nice assortment of pitches. Once she gets on campus, we feel that we can take her skill set and make her into one of the best pitchers in the ACC."
Why she chose NC State - “I chose NC State because I fell in love with the campus and everything about it as soon as I walked onto it. The coaches are great, the players are great, and I could see myself excelling in the environment around me.”
Rychcik on Prickett - "Macauley will add an element that we have been needing here at State: speed. She’s a great leadoff type hitter who will put tremendous pressure on defenses. We’re also getting an outfielder that can go gap-to-gap to run down balls and take away hits."