Softball Adds JC Transfer Kelcey Cavan To Pitching Staff

July 30, 2007

SEATTLE - Washington softball coach Heather Tarr has announced the addition of North Idaho College pitcher Kelcey Cavan to the Huskies' roster for the 2008 season. Cavan, a Billings, Mont., native, comes to Washington after two successful seasons with NIC, including back-to-back Region 18 titles, two region tournament MVP awards and back-to-back national tournament appearances.

'I chose UW for their challenging academics and their history of outstanding softball tradition,' said Cavan. 'One unique thing that Husky fans may like to know about me is that I have never played on a summer ball team and I started my college sports career as a volleyball player.'

Despite her late entry into the sport, Cavan virtually rewrote the Cardinals' record books over the last two seasons and holds records for season wins (30) and strikeouts (404), and career wins (48), innings pitched (490.2), winning percentage (.697) and strikeouts (594).

Last season, Cavan led the nation with 404 strikeouts and boasted a 30-13 record from the circle to lead NIC to a second place finish at the NJCAA Tournament, clinching the second-highest team finish in school history and a 46-26 overall record.

A two-time all-region honoree, Cavan was recently selected to the U.S. National Junior College Athletic Association team and will represent the Red, White and Blue at the World University games in Thailand, Aug. 11-17. The World University Games are the collegiate version of the Olympic Games, featuring participants from more than 200 countries in 20 sports.

Cavan will join senior Caitlin Noble and freshman Aleah Macon on the UW pitching staff for the 2008 season. Junior All-American pitcher Danielle Lawrie will redshirt the upcoming season to pitch for the Canadian National Team when it competes in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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