July 15, 2008

Reinalda Announces Class of 2012

July 15, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale softball coach Barbara Reinalda will add two freshmen to her roster this fall. Meg Johnson of New Milford, Conn., and Lexi Peacock, a Monterey, Calif., native, form the Class of 2012.

Here is a closer look at Johnson and Peacock:

Meg Johnson • INF • 5-5 • L/R • New Milford, CT • New Milford HS

A three-time all-state selection at shortstop at New Milford High School... Earned all-conference honors in each of her four years... Had a better than .400 career batting average... Captained the team as a junior and senior... Named Female Scholar Athlete at New Milford as a senior... Played shortstop for the Fairfield County Fury... Currently playing for the Connecticut Charmers... Also earned all-conference honors in volleyball and basketball... Twin brother attends Western Connecticut... Father, Dave, played baseball and hockey at Trinity College.

"Having the opportunity to play softball and study at Yale is a dream come true. Yale has a wonderful academic tradition and a strong softball team. I am so thankful for the opportunity to experience life at Yale and to contribute both academically and athletically to such a prestigious university."

Lexi Peacock • C/OF • 5-4 • R/R • Monterey, CA • York School

League Player of the Year as a senior at the York School... Batted .627 in 2008 and led the league in hits, runs scored and RBI... Four-year varsity starter... Named team most valuable player as a freshman and senior... Team captain as a senior... Recipient of the Coaches' Award as a sophomore... Helped York to a tie for the league championship in her senior year... Played for the Fresno Force 18U Gold team... Four-year starter for the York field hockey team... Team captain as a senior... Editor of the school yearbook as a junior and senior, helping to create the first color edition in school history.

"The vibrant energy of the Yale campus is what first attracted me to the university. Its combination of academic excellence, athletic tradition and talented students are undeniable. I'm so excited to start my career at Yale and immerse myself in its incredible tradition of excellence both on and off the field."

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity