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Softball Announces The Addition of Stella Bennett To The 2022 Roster

Jan 5, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY- Head coach Amy Hogue has announced the addition of outfielder Stella Bennett to the 2022 roster on Wednesday. A transfer from Arizona State University, Bennett joins the Utah softball program with 4 years of eligibility left after redshirting with the Sun Devils in 2021.  

"Stella happened to need a home and it was right at the opportune time for us. We feel extremely blessed to be able to add her mid-year and have her join our roster for the spring," head coach Amy Hogue said.

"We followed Stella when she was playing travel ball for her dad and her sister Chip. She has been coached by some of the best in the game and that wealth of experience will be relied upon heavily since the season starts in about a month and a half. She is a spitfire and I couldn't be happier to have her at Utah."

The Menifee, Calif., native joined the ASU softball team in 2020, but did not see any action in her freshman season being sidelined with an injury. Prior to ASU, Bennett attended Santiago High School where she was a four-year varsity starter and captain on the softball team. In her final three seasons, she was named offensive player of the year and First-Team All-League.

In her senior season, Bennett finished with a .337 batting average recording 30 hits, 19 RBI, 2 homeruns and scored 18 runs. She also finished with clips of .371 OBP, .438 SLG and .809 OPS.

After an outstanding junior season where she batted .342 and was tabbed the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year, Bennett was also named a member of the SoCal Sidelines 2018 All-Inland Empire Team.

Bennett wasted no time having an immediate impact on the varsity team in her freshman year of high school. She played 16 games batting .441 with 15 hits, 5 RBI and scored 7 runs.

Bennett played her travel ball with the OC Batbusters and was coached by her father Rob Bennet and the well-known Mike Stitch. For the Batbusters, she helped the team qualify for four National Premier Fastpitch Showcase's all four years as a starter.

Off the field, Stella is also active in her community as she received the 2018 Principals Award for participating in a community outreach program to bring awareness to the dangers of alcoholism and drunk driving.

In her downtime, Stella loves to watch movies, documentaries and visit various art museums.

Stella is the daughter of Rob and Mari Bennett and has two siblings named Allexis and Kennedee.  Allexis or "Chip", is a two-time All-American and current volunteer coach with the Utes. Chip joined the Utah staff in August 2021.