Nov. 14, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Virginia softball head coach Blake Miller announced today (Nov. 14) that Allison Davis, Alex Formby, Andie Formby, Lauren Heintzelman, Danni Ingraham and Brittany McNulla have all signed National Letters of Intent to join the Cavaliers for the 2015 season.
"We're adding a lot of power to our lineup as well as three pitchers that will be very strong and provide depth for us," Miller said. "We have quite a bit of speed right now, but it will be nice to add some power and create a line-up where it will be impossible to pitch around our big hitters. All of these young women come from programs that are in the hunt for national championships year in and year out. We're looking for every single one of these recruits to step up and make a name for themselves here at the University of Virginia."
Pitcher/Outfielder - 5-7 R/R
Oak Hill, Va. - Oakton High School
Travel Team - Gold Coast Hurricanes
• Three-time All-Concorde District First Team
• Two-time Concorde District Pitcher of the Year
• Led Oakton to 2013 Concorde District Championship
• 2012 Washington Post All-Met First Team
• Two-time Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention
"Allison is a multi-tool player who is both an excellent hitter and pitcher," Miller said. "She can play anywhere from outfield to shortstop to in the circle. She really opens our depth and line-up options that are available when she's in the game. Allison can hit for average and power while being able to steal bases just as easily, so that will give us availability to put her just about anywhere in the order."
Pitcher - 6-0 R/R
Orange, Calif. - Mater Dei High School
Travel Team - Mizuno Gonzales
• Helped guide Mater Dei to Trinity League title in 2013
• Before Mater Dei, aided Los Alamitos High School to Sunset League Championship and semifinals of CIF Championships
• Identical twin of Andie Formby
"Alex has a lot of great tools and we see her having the capability to combine all those and explode when she gets here," Miller said. "She has the mental and physical makeup of a great pitcher and we are excited for her to come here and prove that she can dominate at the college level."
Pitcher - 6-0 R/R
Orange, Calif. - Mater Dei High School
Travel Team - Mizuno 18U
• Helped guide Mater Dei to Trinity League Championship in 2013
• Helped lead travel team Mizuno 16U to 2012 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship
• Aided Mizuno 18U to 2013 PGF National final (runners-up)
• Before Mater Dei, led Los Alamitos High School to Sunset League Championship and semifinals of CIF Championships
• 2011 NFCA All-West Region First Team
• 2011 Sunset League and Long Beach Press Telegram Pitcher of the Year
• 2011 Orange County Register Freshman of the Year
• Identical twin of Alex Formby
"Andie's going to bring a lot of depth and versatility to our program," Miller said. "She has experience at the highest championship levels as a pitcher, which will be a huge asset to our staff. We are looking for her to come in and be a mainstay in the circle."
Corner Infielder - 5-5 R/R
Southlake, Texas - Southlake Carroll High School
Travel Team - Team TFS Texas
• 2013 Vype Magazine Dallas-Fort Worth Top 50 Player to Watch
• 2013 all-district second team
• Two-time academic all-district selection
• 2011 VTD 16U World Series Champion
"Lauren is a hardworker, swings the bat with power and dives everywhere, trying to make every play," Miller said. "She has a motor and a confidence to her that you just can't teach. Lauren is versatile and could see some action behind the plate or elsewhere in the field."
First Baseman - 6-2 R/R
Laguna Niguel, Calif. - Dana Hills High School
Travel Team - Marty Tyson's Corona Angels
• Led Dana Hills to Southern Section CIF finals 2011-13
• Helped guide Dana Hills to Sea View League Championship in 2011
• 2012 Orange County Register Top-25 Player of the Year honoree
• Two-time All-Sea View League First Team
• 2014 All-South Coast League First Team
• Four-time scholar-athlete
• 2011 Sea View League Offensive Player of the Year
"Danni has a lot of power in her bat and she swings it well," Miller said. "We are expecting great things from her at first base. The big thing for us is that she really adds a deep ball threat that will create havoc in the middle part of the order."
Catcher - 5-5 R/R
Litchfield, N.H. - Campbell High School
Travel Team - East Coast Firecrackers 18U Gold
• Two-time All-State New Hampshire First Team
• 2011 All-State New Hampshire Second Team
• Two-time Manchester Union Leader All-State First Team
• Two-time Nashua Telegraph First-Team All-Star
• Helped lead Campbell to first two New Hampshire State Championships (2011, 2013)
• New Hampshire state runner-up in 2012
"Brittany is a very strong catcher who has a good arm is very demanding and determined," Miller said. "Her ability to hit the long ball and gaps will be key for us in generating more offense. Brittany's leadership and skills behind the plate will be important with all of the new pitchers coming in with her class."
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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