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Softball Signs Four On National Signing Day

Nov 9, 2022

SEATTLE – Washington softball head coach Heather Tarr welcomes the addition of four signees on Wednesday. Giselle Alvarez, Jing Gardner, Jadyn Glab and Sidne Peters will join the Purple and Gold as freshman for the 2024 season.
Washington's recruiting class is one of the top in the country. The Huskies' class is ranked seventh in the country by Extra Innings Softball.
Giselle Alvarez

Giselle Alvarez comes to the Huskies from Los Alamitos, Calif. where she attends Los Alamitos High School. She is the 16th-ranked player Perfect Game Softball in the Class of 2023, playing club ball for Wildcats 18U. Alvarez was named to the PGF All-American Futures Game that was held this summer in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Coach Tarr on Alvarez: "Giselle is a fun player to be around. She will add to our tradition of great Husky Softball infielders. She plays with the passion and energy our fans have come to love about our program. Her left-handed bat brings power and dynamic offense to our lineup. Her ability to lead and be a great teammate will also add to the excellence of our program."
High school and Wildcats 18U head coach Rob Weil: "Unbelievable leader on and off the field a coach's dream to have on a team she is the perfect teammate always willing to help someone else get better."
Jing Gardner
Outfielder/Third Base

A local product, Jing Gardner plays high school ball at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle and club ball for Northwest Bullets 18U Gold Campos. Following the 2022 high school season, Gardner was named All-League MVP. One of her greatest softball memories is when she hit her first over the fence homerun on Team Seattle 14U.
While at Washington, Gardner plans on majoring in business.
Coach Tarr on Gardner: "We are happy to add Jing and her family to our softball program. She brings a utility players mindset to our team being able to play all outfield positions and in the infield. She's a right-handed hitter who hits for contact. She has leadership qualities that will enhance our team. She comes from West Seattle and gives the local softball players in our community someone to look up to and strive to be."
Chief Sealth head coach Karen Rains: "I first saw Jing play when she was 10, I was coaching an All-Star baseball team of younger kids - all of us in the West Seattle Baseball program. I remember doing a double take…"is that a girl?" … as she outplayed ALL her teammates. She read the ball so well even when she was tinier. She paved the way for SO many girls in the softball program. Not only proving girls could play baseball, but a whole host of boys got excited about having a girl on their team. And those seniors are some of the most amazing feminists I know - even today. My boys trained with her (and others) in the off season when they got older, and she continued to outplay them. She was the example of how to do things right on so many occasions. During Covid when kids could play two sports, the baseball team and athletic director begged her to play baseball and softball. Jing leads our varsity team with tenacity and respect. I wish I had a team full of Jings. Not only for her skill, but her work ethic, intelligence, leadership, and commitment to the team. Every game, without exception, opposing coaches or parents come to me to commend her athleticism and effort. She goes above and beyond always giving her team 110%. She has a humble perfection about her that inspires the girls to be their best selves on the field. Her example and encouragement motivate everyone to work harder."
Former Husky Taylor Smith (Class of 2012): "Jing is a competitor. She is selfless and constantly adapts to what the team needs of her. Jing is the type of athlete that puts her head down and works. She means a lot to our Bullets organization and is a great example for the rest of our kids. There is always purpose and intent in her actions. We are excited to watch her continue to develop and know she has bright future as a Dawg."
Jadyn Glab

Jadyn Glab comes to Montlake from Dubuque, Iowa where she is the ninth-ranked recruit in the nation by Perfect Game Softball. At Hempstead High School, Glab was the 5A Athlete of the Year while earning First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region honors.
Glab plays club ball with Iowa Premier Fastpitch. With Iowa Premier, they are one of the best teams in the Midwest and won the California qualifier. Glab was also named MVP at multiple tournaments over the summer.
While at Washington, Glab plans on majoring in pediatric nursing.
Coach Tarr on Glab: "Jadyn caught our eye early in the recruiting process. She is a dynamic power hitter and a great defensive player. She can catch, play shortstop and her versatility will add a lot to our team next year. She will be our first Husky from the state of Iowa. Something my late mom Ardee would be so proud of. Jadyn comes from a great family, and we look forward to her leading us in the years to come."
High school head coach Danielle Stralow: "She has set the expectation of games and practice to the next level. Her intensity and drive to improve and be the best pushes her teammates to be better. I think what she is accomplishing puts Hempstead softball on the map and our future mustangs have someone to look up to. She is a great person to be representing Hempstead softball."
Sidne Peters

Sidne Peters comes to Washington from Santa Fe, Texas where she plays for Impact Goal Jackson 18U. Peters is the 10th-ranked player by Extra Innings Softball and was named to the Extra Innings All-Summer Team.
During the 2022 season, Peters was named to the First Team All-District and named the team MVP. In the circle, Peters held a 0.80 ERA with a 23-5 record with a save and 290 strikeouts. At the plate, Peters batted 0.406 with 43 hits, 43 RBI and 10 home runs. She is also a two-time 22-5A District MVP and was the Galveston County Player of the Year.
While at Washington, Peters plans on majoring in education, communities and organizations.
Coach Tarr on Peters: "We are so excited about Sidne's future at Washington. We believe she has the perfect combination as a pitcher of speed, power and deception. We know she will be a great teammate, a positive member of our community and have an opportunity to help us compete for a national championship each year. Sid comes from a wonderful family and from a great softball program in the Impact Gold. We believe Sidne's softball future is bright and her best is ahead of her."
Impact Gold Head Coach KC Jackson: "Sidne has been one of the greatest gifts to Impact Gold Softball and our community. She's a big kid, with a big smile, a big mound presence and even bigger heart for her teammates and community! I'm honored she has trusted me to be her coach the past 4 years and very excited to see her represent Husky Softball for the next 4 years! #BeTheImpact Sidne!"
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