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.
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