Chanticleer Softball Inks Six on Signing Day
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina softball program will welcome in six freshmen as part of its 2018 recruiting class, announced by head coach Kelley Green on Wednesday.
Sydney Guess (Mechanicsville, Va.), Adrienne Visintine (Parker, Colo.), Mackenzie Beyer (Cranston, R.I.), Abbey Montoya (Castle Rock, Colo.), Allison Kreyer (Ashburn, Va.) and Kendall Coyle (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) have inked with the Chanticleers to continue their softball careers at Coastal Carolina beginning next fall.
Sydney Guess | Mechanicsville, Va. | First Base/Outfield
Guess is a three-time, first team all-conference performer at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Va., In her first three seasons. She has totaled 90 hits, 19 doubles, seven home runs, three triples and 60 RBI and complied a .390 batting average. As a junior this past spring, she batted .423 with 33 hits, including six doubles, one triple and five home runs while collecting 25 RBI. She has earned two academic all-conference honors, first team All-Richmond-Metro, Lee-Davis varsity softball MVP (2017) and Chick-fil-A student Athlete of the Month (May 2017) awards. Guess has helped Lee-Davis to three straight conference titles, two 5A South Region titles and a 5A Virginia state runner-up finish with a 64-10 record.
"Sydney is an impressive hitter that can drive the ball to all fields," Green said. "She will add another powerful left-handed bat to our lineup while being able to play the outfield or first base."
Adrienne Visintine | Parker, Colo. | Outfield
Visintine, a native of Parker, Colo., is a two-time, first team all-conference outfielder for the Chaparral Wolverines. For her career, she batted .472 with 101 hits, 22 doubles, 18 home runs and seven triples with 71 RBI. As a sophomore, she led the Wolverines to league and regional championships and made the semifinals in the state playoffs. This fall as a senior, Visintine batted .500 with 23 hits, 10 homers, six doubles and two triples to earn second team All-State.
"Adrienne will bring a powerful lefty stick to our lineup," Green stated. "Her ability to elevate the ball will be a welcome addition to our lineup."
Mackenzie Beyer | Cranston, R.I. | Catcher
Beyer is a three-time, second team All-State catcher for the Cranston West Falcons. The Cranston, R. I., native is batting .503 for her career with 89 hits, 20 doubles, eight home runs and three triples. As a sophomore, Beyer set a Cranston West single-season record for highest batting average record batting (.547) with 35 hits, eight doubles and one homer. Beyer helped the R.I. Thunder Gold softball team to a 100-win season that culminated with a trip to the USSSA 14U World Series in Orlando, Fla. The team finished the year with 100 wins, six losses, and one tie while playing in the 14U, 16U and 18U divisions. Beyer was named the team's offensive MVP for the World Series with a showing that included four home runs.
"Mac is an elite level catcher and plays one of the toughest schedules in the country," Green said. "She will hit for power and a high average."
Abbey Montoya | Castle Rock, Colo. | Second Base
Montoya (Castle Rock, Colo.) is a two-time, first team all-conference honoree that can play both middle infielder and catcher from. In her four year career, she held a .466 batting average with 132 hits, 41 walks, 34 doubles, 14 home runs and three triples with 94 RBI. During Montoya's senior season this fall, she set the Douglas County High School record for hits in a single season with 47, was named to CHSAA/MaxPreps All-State first team and Southern Newspaper Player of the Year.
"Abbey is an athletic player who will be versatile enough to play shortstop and also catch at a high level," Green stated. "She hits for power and average from the right side."
Allison Kreyer | Ashburn, Va. | Shortstop/Second Base
Kreyer, a middle infielder, is a three-year starter at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va. In her career to date, she is batting .388 with 79 hits, 23 doubles, four triples and three homers with 46 RBI. As a sophomore, Kreyer led the Bulldogs to a runner-up finish in the Dulles District. Last season, she led the team to a conference championship, regional runner-up finish and the Virginia 5A state quarterfinals.
"Allison is an athletic middle infielder with a solid bat," Green said. "Her work ethic and athleticism will be a welcome addition to our program."
Kendall Coyle | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. | Infield/Outfield
Coyle a three-year infield/outfield from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at Suncoast Community High School. She has posted a .389 career batting average to date with 66 hits, 19 doubles, three triples and one home and 33 RBI. She led her school to a three-year record of 42-26 and three district championships. As a sophomore, Coyle had a .413 batting average with 30 hits, 11 doubles, two triples and one home run with 14 RBI.
"Kendall is a versatile player that can make an impact in the middle infield or the outfield," Green said. "She is a scrappy player that competes hard on every pitch and brings great energy to the field."
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