6 - Allie Souza
Allie Souza
Height: 5-1
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Stamford, CT
High School: Westhill
Position: OF
Major: Undeclared
Bats/Throws: S/R
Residential College: Trumbull

2013: Started 41 games, mostly in left field… First career hit was an RBI single in the victory over New Mexico… Had three hits in the Harvard series.

Off the Field: Intern with Brian Kriftcher, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peace Players International (and former COO and Principal (Retired), Satellite Asset Management, providing administrative support for philanthropic, business and personal interests…Member Yale Athletes in Action: develops student-leaders with a passion for God and compassion for others (2012 – present)… Member of Pi Beta Phi (2012 – present)...Recipient of Colgate Book Award for academic distinction and an illustrated desire to embrace cultural diversity…Co-founder and President of Heart to Heart, a high school club dedicated to helping others within the school, community, country and world with outreach projects including Crutches 4 Kids, Brady’s Smile, Haiti Earthquake Relief and Japanese Earthquake Relief (2010-2011)…Member of Best Buddies Club, helping people with intellectual disabilities (2011)

Before Yale: Two-time first team all-league selection at Westhill High School… Earned first team all-state recognition as a junior…  Batted .426 as a senior with 14 stolen bases, 18 runs scored and 10 RBI… Helped Westhill to a state championship as a sophomore… Also earned all-league honors as a member of the basketball and soccer teams… Played for the Connecticut Tradition South club team.

Personal: Avid horseback rider… Mother, Nancy, played softball and field hockey at Rutgers… Aunt, Lynn Souza, played softball at Providence.

Why Yale? “Not only is Yale one of the top academic institutions in the world, but it is a place that I feel breeds acceptance and inclusion.  You will find every kind of person here, and students know how to balance their studies, extracurricular activities and social lives all at one time.  I feel that it allows you to be whoever you want to be, free of judgment, and decided immediately that it was the perfect place for me.”

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