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UCLA Softball Announces 2023 Signing Class

Nov 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA softball program announced its 2023 signing class on Wednesday. The group includes pitcher/infielder Kaitlyn Terry, catcher Addison Mettler and utility Mia McNulty. More additions may be announced at a later date.
 
Kaitlyn Terry
Pitcher/Infielder – Glendale, Ariz. (Greenway High School)
Bats Left, Throws Left
Club: Arizona Storm - Mathis
 
Awards/Stats: Terry was honored as Arizona's 2020-21 Gatorade Softball Player as a sophomore, becoming the second player in her high school's history to win the award … ranked as the No. 5 recruit in the 2023 class by Extra Inning Softball … a two-time AZPreps 4A Skyline Region Player of the Year in 2021 and 2022 … earned AZPreps 4A Region First Team honors in 2022 and Second Team honors in 2021 … listed as the only sophomore in Extra Inning Softball's Top 10 2021 Player of the Year Finalists … that season, Terry had an 11-4 record in the circle with a 0.29 earned run average to lead the team to the Conference 4A State Quarterfinals … allowed just 29 hits and 10 walks while striking out 237 batters across 97.1 innings … with the bat, Terry hit for a .639 average and 1.344 slugging percentage with nine home runs and 14 doubles …  in her junior 2022 season, Terry accounted for 23 of her team's 24 victories and led the state of Arizona with 427 strikeouts in 170 innings (2.5 per inning) … tossed 13 no-hitters, the most in the nation … at the plate last season, Terry recorded a .595 batting average and logged 60 RBI, 17 home runs, 15 doubles and three triples.
 
Coach I Says: "Kaitlyn is a fierce competitor who will impact our lineup both in the circle and at the plate. She uses all planes and has command of a deceptive off-speed. 'KT' swings it from the left side. She is a true triple threat. She can hit for power and has the ability to use her speed with short game. She will carry on our tradition of the best two-way players in our sport."
 
Addison Mettler
Catcher – Turlock, Calif. (Pitman High School)
Bats Left, Throws Right
Club: NorCal Firecrackers - Rico
 
Awards/Stats: Mettler was ranked No. 4 in Extra Inning Softball's Extra Elite 100 for the 2023 class … named to Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass First Team in 2022 … hit for a .492 batting average with four homers and nine doubles as a junior in 2022 … has a lifetime .591 batting average over three years at Pitman High School.
 
Coach I Says: "Addie is a solid quarterback behind the plate with high softball IQ.  We have been so impressed with her work ethic, becoming stronger and more confident at the plate. She has come through big time with her travel team in clutch moments. Her presence on the field is impressive."
 
Mia McNulty
Utility – Mission Viejo, Calif. (Capistrano Valley High School)
Throws Right
Club: OC Batbusters 18U - Stith
 
Awards/Stats: McNulty was ranked as the No. 61 recruit in the 2023 class by Extra Inning Softball … was the MVP of the Empire League and All-Empire League First Team her sophomore year in 2021, hitting for a .377 average with six doubles, one homer and six RBI.
 
Coach I Says: "Mia is a great athlete with a high ceiling. She works hard and plays hard and always brings great positive energy. Mia can play multiple positions on the field which will add strength to our lineup."