Former Lodi resident Alyssa Pinto, 14, commits to University of Washington for softball
Alyssa Pinto, 14, caught the attention of college recruiters while playing for the NorCal Firecrackers competitive team.
- Gabe Pinto on his daughter Alyssa, 14, verbally committing to the University of Washington
It is her desire to play in the Pac-12 Conference with her best friend at the school of her dreams. It is the perfect place for her. As a father, what more could you want for your daughter than that?”
Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
When Alyssa Pinto was 9 years old and living in Washington State where her father was stationed with the Army, she watched the University of Washington and ace pitcher Danielle Lawrie capture the NCAA women’s softball championship in 2009.
It made such an impression on Pinto that she vowed to someday play for the Huskies. Last year, following a trip to Husky Softball Stadium, Pinto fell in love with the campus and the softball program and became one of the youngest players in the country to make a non-binding, verbal commitment to play for Washington in 2018.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am.