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Huskies Add Four In Recruiting Class

Nov 10, 2021

SEATTLE – Washington head coach Heather Tarr announced Wednesday the signings of four highly-touted players that will join the Huskies for the 2023 season. Ruby Meylan, Alana Johnson, Brooklyn Carter and Sydney Stewart all signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to Washington. The four signees comprise another elite recruiting class for the Huskies, all ranking inside the top 40 in their class according to Extra Innings Softball.
Meet the Newest Huskies!

Brooklyn Carter
Inglewood, California
Firecrackers Brashear


Carter comes to Washington ranked ninth in her class by Extra Innings Softball and #30 by Softball America. Carter combines speed in the short game with power in her bat. Named to the 2019 ALL-PGF 16U team as a freshman, she was also named the Class 6A Newcomer of the Year at LD Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. Her older sister Lauryn currently plays at UCLA. Brooklyn most recently played on the club circuit with Firecrackers Brashear.

Coach Tarr on Brooklyn: "Brooklyn is an elite baserunner; she will bring a lot of game savvy to our program. She plays the game in a very exciting manner and will add to our program from an energy standpoint. I know her teammates that she currently plays with all love playing with her. I'm looking forward to her being a great Husky."

Brooklyn on UW: "I'm looking forward to the UW experience and experiencing Seattle coming from LA. I'm so excited to a Husky and be a part of the softball team."
Alana Johnson
Summit, Mississippi
Texas Blaze United


The Huskies first ever recruit from Mississippi, Alana is a three-time all-state honoree, and a Select 30 All-American. She is ranked 21st by Extra Innings Softball and #53 by Softball America, playing her club ball with the Texas Blaze United. Johnson has won multiple state championships at the high school level at Parklane Academy. In her senior season she hit .430 with a .540 on-base percentage that included eight home runs. She scored 38 runs, had 24 RBI and 21 steals. Johnson was recently named to the 2021 All-MAIS 6A 1st Team. 

Coach Tarr on Alana: "Alana is an elite shortstop, she brings power at the plate. She's easy-going, and we're super excited for her to come in, be a part of our infield, and be a big part of our future."

Alana on UW: "I think it's a great opportunity to grow. I'm excited to be around great teammates and the great people in the program. It's a place you come to win a national championship."
Ruby Meylan
Omaha, Nebraska
Nebraska Gold


Ranked 14th by Extra Innings Softball, Ruby provides a presence in the circle as well as at the plate, helping her Omaha Skutt High School to back-to-back state championships including a perfect season this fall. Ruby was an integral part of her Nebraska Gold club team that won the PGF 18U Premier National Championship. At Omaha Skutt, Meylan struck out 180 in 86 innings while finishing with a 0.41 ERA this past fall. At the plate, Meylan was also a force, hitting .537 with 18 homers, 44 RBI and 37 runs scored. Ruby was twice named a Super State 1st-Team member and also a 3-time First Team Class B All-State honoree. 

Coach Tarr on Ruby: "We're excited about Ruby's ability to help us in the circle and at the plate. She brings a lot of energy to the table. She has won championships whether it's at the high school level or on the club scene. She's become accustomed to being on really good teams, and we're excited for her to bring that here."

Ruby on UW: "I choose Washington to compete at the highest level, with the best coaching staff. It's a great team with great facilities. I'm excited to meet other student-athletes and enjoy the beautiful campus."

Sydney Stewart
Mountain View, California 
Cal Nuggets


Possessing elite offensive talent, Stewart was a leader of her St. Francis High School squad that went 26-0, and winning the Central Coast Section title. Sydney batted .559 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI and was named 1st Team All-Area by the San Jose Mercury News. Sydney is ranked #39 in her class according to Extra Innings Softball. Stewart has played on the club scene with the Cal Nuggets. 

Coach Tarr on Sydney: "Sydney brings a quiet confidence about herself. She's been mentored by former Pac-12 players on the team she plays on, which is a big deal for us. She's a student of the game, and has been part of our camps and clinics for the last 4-5 years. She's strong, she's powerful, she's raw and we can help develop her."

Sydney on UW: "I'm excited to be a part of the great culture here and all of the great friendships I'm going to make. I can't wait to learn from Coach Tarr and the great coaching staff."

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