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French adds eight to Class of 2024

Photo by: DSPics.com
Photo by: DSPics.com

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University softball head coach Nick French announced eight as part of the Class of 2024.

"This is a really good, well-rounded class that can play a lot of different positions in the field for us," said French. "Offensively, this group brings a lot of power potential to the plate. I am excited to have them as part of our Bryant Softball family and look forward to watching them grow on and off the field in strong, confident adults."

Abby Trimble – INF | Temecula, Calif. | Great Oak

Before Bryant
A two-year varsity letter winner in softball at Great Oak High School … Named All-League Performer … Plays travel softball for So Cal Athletics since 2015 … Helped her travel team become PGF Qualifiers four years straight … Also helped her former travel softball team, Firecrackers, to back-to-back PGF Qualifiers in 2013 and 2014 … Member of Wolfpack Student Body and B.A.N.G (Building A New Generation) school club … Volunteered at Kick with Nick Community Service teaching kids with autism how to play soccer.

Personal
Daughter of Nicole and Chris Trimble … Has one brother, Jack … Father, Chris, played football at the University of Montana, and her mother, Nicole, played softball at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

 

Megan Marcel – INF | Plymouth, Mass. | Archbishop Williams

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letter winner in both softball and basketball at Archbishop Williams … Helped her high school squad to a 13-6 record leading the team to the first round of playoffs in 2016 … As a freshman, earned Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic, Coach's Award, and Catholic Central League All-Star honors for softball … Plays travel softball for the Mass Drifters … Member of National Honors Society and Student Council Vice President for four years.

Personal
Daughter of Lynn and Richard Marcel … Has two brothers, Nick and Jeff … Father, Richard, played ice hockey at Merrimack, and mother, Lynn, played basketball at St. Joseph's.

 

Analise LoPresti – OF | Egg Harbor City, N.J. | The Pilgrim Academy

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letter winner in softball and basketball at The Pilgrim Academy … Helped her high school team become TSAC League Champions as a junior … Named First Team All-Star and participated in the All-Star game as a freshman … Plays travel softball for 18u Rock … Competed in Fine Arts and Science Fair competitions throughout high school … Member of the Morning Worship Band, Memorial Day Productions, and the Spring Play.

Personal
Daughter of Patricia and Franco LoPresti … Has one brother Luca.

 

Trystan Salvadore – OF | Mechanicsburg, Pa. | Cumberland Valley

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letter winner in softball at Cumberland Valley High School … Led her high school team to Districts three years in a row including the District Quarterfinal game during her junior season … Earned Mid-Penn Honorable Mention as a freshman … Plays travel softball for Rock Gold.

Personal
Daughter of Keely and Sean Kelly … Has one sister, Madeline Kelly … Father, Sean, played both football and baseball at Delaware Valley.

 

Allison Tessman – INF | Canton, Conn. | Northwest Catholic

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letter winner in softball at Northwest Catholic High School … Earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore and junior … Member of the All-Academic Team three years in a row … Led her high school team to first round of State Playoffs as a sophomore … Plays travel softball for Polar Crush … Member of the National Honors Society, Link Crew, and Big Band (afterschool jazz band) … Tutored young children through ConnectiKids as a freshman and sophomore … Recipient of the Bryant Book Award.

Personal
Daughter of Karen and James Tessman … Has one brother, Sean … Mother, Karen, played basketball and softball at Salve Regina from 1990-1994.  

 

Alexis Clancy – P/INF | Los Angeles, Calif. | Notre Dame Academy

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letter winner in softball at Notre Dame Academy … Earned All-Sunshine League Honorable Mention as a freshman and Second Team All-Sunshine League as a sophomore and junior … Selected to play for the Ireland National Team in 2018 … Competed in the European Championships in the summer of 2018 and played in the World Championships in the summer of 2019 … Helped the Ireland National Team to a silver medal in the 19U European Softball Championship and bronze medal in the 22U European Softball Championships in 2018 … Plays travel softball for Firecrackers – Himble.

Personal
Daughter of Jodi and Brian Clancy … Has one sister, Fiona … Father Brian, played baseball at Loyola Marymount.

 

Courtney Paolantonio – INF | Earleville, Md. | Red Lion Christian Academy

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letter winner in softball at Red Lion Christian Academy … Earned Second Team All-State as a catcher in 2018 and as a utility player in 2019 … Earned First Team All-Conference in 2018 as a catcher and in 2019 as a second baseman … Named among the Top 40 Players in Maryland in 2019 … Plays travel softball or Rock Gold 18U – Waye and helped her team become National Champions in 2018 … Helped lead her high school team to the State Tournament as a freshman … Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Daughter of Angela and John Paolantonio … Has two sisters, Katie and Caroline … Caroline will be joining her on the softball team next fall … Cousin, Ashley Bragg-Ryan, played softball at Rutgers, and Uncle, Will, played football at Elon.

 

Caroline Paolantonio – P | Earleville, Md. | Red Lion Christian Academy

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letter winner in softball at Red Lion Christian Academy … Earned Second Team All-State honors in 2018 and 2019 … Named Team MVP in 2018 … Homerun Derby Champion in 2019 … Plays travel softball for Rock Gold 18U – Waye.

Personal
Daughter of Angela and John Paolantonio … Has two sisters, Katie and Courtney … Courtney will be joining her on the softball team next fall … Cousin, Ashley Bragg-Ryan, played softball at Rutgers, and Uncle, Will, played football at Elon.