Softball Announces Four Incoming Freshmen in Class of 2021

Softball Announces Four Incoming Freshmen in Class of 2021

Head coach Jenny Allard announced the addition of four student-athletes to the Harvard softball program this season. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard softball head coach Jenny Allard announced that the program will add four incoming student-athletes to the roster this fall as part of the class of 2021.

"I am thrilled to welcome these four outstanding young women to the Harvard Softball family," Allard said. "They are a great fit for our team culture and I know they will work hard to contribute to the success of the program both on and off the field."  

Of the four incoming freshmen arriving at Harvard this fall, two hail from California, while the other two will travel to Cambridge from Kentucky and Texas. The class features one pitcher, an infielder, outfielder, and utility player.

Last season, Harvard clinched its seventh Ivy League North Division title, finishing the season 22-19 (13-7 Ivy League) and earning a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series.

Caitlyn Colquhoun l Pitcher/Infield l R/R I San Antonio, TX l Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson
Four-year letterwinner and starter on the varsity softball team at Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson … One-year letterwinner in basketball … Earned Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State honors (2017) … Four-time San Antonio Express News All Area Super Team selection … Texas Girls Coaches Association All State and State All Star selection (2016) … San Antonio Express News Player of the Year (2016) …. Texas Sports Writers Association Third Team All-State selection (2016) … Four-time first team all-district selection … Set high school career records for wins (90), strikeouts (918), no-hitters (11), perfect games (4), and shutouts (38) … Johnson softball team won District 26-6A title all four seasons … Batted .519 with 34 RBI in her best offensive season (2016) … Four-year volunteer at San Antonio Food Bank … Helped coordinate blanket drive for Knot It Forward – Blankets for the Terminally Ill (2016) … Played for Firecrackers-Redmond and Texas Bombers Gold club softball teams.

Morgan Melito l Infield l R/R l Westlake Village, Calif. l Westlake
Four-year letterwinner and starter on the varsity softball team at Westlake … Three-year captain at Westlake … Four-time First Team All-Marmontee League selection … 2017 Marmontee League Offensive Player of the Year … Earned all-county honors (2017) … Holds Marmontee League record for career batting average … Led Westlake to CIF semifinals in 2015 … Named Marmontee League Freshman of the Year in 2014 … A seven-year member of the National Charity League … Played for Bownet and ACES club softball teams.

Aubree Muse l Utility l L/R l Rineyville, KY l Central Hardin
Seven-year letterwinner and starter at Central Hardin … Kentucky Class 3A All-State second team selection (2017) … Earned all-region honors (2016-17) … Four time all-district selection … Select Preps Softball Player of the Year (2017) … Kentucky West Senior Team selection (2017) … Kentucky West Junior Team selection (2016) … Led team in hits (65), runs scored (60), singles (42), stolen bases (24), and triples (7) in 2017 … Led Central Hardin to three straight district, region titles (2015-17) … Played for Louisville Stunners club softball team … KHSAA Academic All-State first team selection (2016-17) … United State Marine Corps Distinguished Student-Athletes (2017) … Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist (2017) … Red Cross and Relay for Life volunteer (2016-17).

Alyssa Saldana l Outfield l R/R l Riverside, Calif. l Martin Luther King Jr.
Four-year letterwinner and starter on Martin Luther King Jr. varsity softball team … Four-year Martin Luther King Scholar-Athlete selection … Big 8 All-League selection (2014) … Three-time All-League Academic selection … Led Riverside to Big 8 League championship (2014) … CIF Division I Runner-up (2014) … Earned Riverside County Academic Athletic Award (2015-16) … Played for Firecrackers Lutterloh club softball team … Associated Student Body Director … Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar-Athlete … Member of PAWSS program, helping students with special needs get involved on campus.