Softball Announces Incoming Freshmen Class

Holy Cross Athletics   08-28-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Head softball coach Jen Lapicki has announced four new freshmen that will be joining the Crusaders for the 2018 season. Alyssa Gutierrez (Sylmar, Calif.), Elizabeth Wade (Needham, Mass.),  Bella Jankowski (Methuen, Mass.) and Hannah Horton (Huntington Beach, Calif.) will join the team as the class of 2021.


ALYSSA GUTIERREZ
Sylmar, Calif.
Bishop Alemany
Infielder
R/R

Before Holy Cross:

  • A four-year member of the varsity softball team at Bishop Alemany High School under head coach Regina Hernandez
  • Named a Scholar Athlete 2014-2017, All- Academic Team in 2015 and First Team All-League in 2016 and 2017
  • Mission League Champs every year from 2014-2017
  • Played travel softball for the Firecrackers - Barry
  • Also competed in cross country under head coach Jennifer Ortega for one season
  • Was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society

Personal:

  • Daughter of Alfonso and Claudia Gutierrez
  • Has one brother (Alfonso III) and one sister (Daniella)

Alyssa Gutierrez


ELIZABETH WADE
Needham, Mass.
Dexter Southfield
Pitcher/Infielder
R/R

Before Holy Cross:

  • A four-year member of the varsity softball team serving as captain junior and senior year
  • League MVP and 3-time team MVP
  • Received honors from the Boston Globe as an All-Scholastic Team member and Boston Globe All-Star
  • Averaged 2 strikeouts per innings pitched and had the team's top batting average all four years
  • Member of the varsity basketball team, MVP award and the Boston Globe Basketball All-Star
  • AP Scholar with Distinction, Class President, Dexter Southfield Prize for Citizenship, English Award, and History Award

Personal:

  • Daughter of Geoff and Meg Wade
  • Father was a member of the football and track teams at Dartmouth
  • Mother was a member of the basketball team at Dartmouth
  • Has three brothers (Geoff, Thayer and Patrick)
  • Brother Thayer Wade was a member of the rowing team at Harvard (Class of 2017) 
  • Brother Geoff Wade plays football at Holy Cross (Class of 2019)
  • Has not declared major

Elizabeth Wade


BELLA JANKOWSKI
Methuen, Mass.
Central Catholic
Infielder
R/R

Before Holy Cross:

  • A four-year member of the varsity softball team at Central Catholic High School under head coach Stacy Ciccolo
  • Served as team captain her senior year
  • Rebecca Solomon Award Recipient - Given to a player who demonstrates the qualities of hard work, dedication, teamwork and leadership
  • Commitment to Excellence Award - First softball player to receive the award at Central Catholic High School 
  • Was a three-time Eagle Tribune All-Star
  • The Boston Globe All-Star Selection, the Boston Herald All Scholastic Selection and the Boston Herald All-Scholastic Division 1 North Player of the Year

Personal:

  • Daughter of Michael and Cynthia Jankowski 
  • Has one brother (Noah)
  • Timothy M. Jankowski (uncle) played hockey at Holy Cross 

Jankowski


HANNAH HORTON
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Edison
First Base
R/R

Before Holy Cross:

  • A three-year member of the varisty softball team at Edison High School under head coached Kim Ensey and Melissa Roth
  • Served as team captain her junior and senior years (2016, 2017)
  • Received the Coach’s Award (2014), 2nd All-Sunset League team (2016, 2017), Scholar Athlete Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Notched 11 career homeruns 
  • Played travel softball with Firecrackers Ensey 
  • A two-year member of the varsity golf team at Edison High School under head coach Jason Bronkar
  • Served as captain her freshman and sophomore years (2014, 2015)
  • Served as the senior class vice president at Edison

Personal:

  • Daughter of Kent and Cari
  • Has one brother (Jack)

Hannah Horton

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