TAMPA- The University of South Florida softball team added another member to the 2012 freshman class in D’anna Devine.
Devine will join USF after four years at Pennsbury Hills in Fairless Hills, Pa.
“We are excited to have one of the best athletes on the east coast join us at USF. Dee will be able to help us offensively right away. She can play either infield or outfield,” head coach Ken Eriksen said.
Devine, one of the top players in the country, has racked up the awards throughout her high school career. The second baseman/catcher was named the 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer Freshman of the Year as well as All-State accolades in her sophomore and junior seasons.
“She has a rare combination of speed and power and I believe that her style fits perfectly with what we are doing here. She has been prepared very well by playing with an extremely competitive travel team with the Newtown ROCK Gold,” Eriksen said.
The incomer was also named to the Suburban One League All-First Team, the First Team All-Trentonian and the First Team All-Lower Bucks County teams in each of her first three years in high school.
Devine joins Indian River standout Kaitlyn Santo as a part of the class joining the Bulls in the fall of 2011.