Wolf Pack softball adds three in 2016 recruiting class

Nov. 12, 2015

RENO, Nev. – Three student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play for head coach Matt Meuchel and the Nevada softball program on Thursday. The 2016 class follows a 2015 recruiting class that will see immediate playing time on the field for the Wolf Pack this season. This trio will look to fill in the holes left by this year’s seniors.

“We had some significant departures from our program to address with the 2016 class due to losing several major producers on offense and our shortstop,” said Meuchel. “We feel that we have done a good job of addressing these issues with our 2016 class. Not only are we excited about the skill set offensively and defensively that each player brings to the table; we are very excited to be adding their toughness and competitiveness individually.”

Kenzi Goins
Bats/Throws: R/R
Sparks, Nev.
Reed HS

“Kenzi is an athletic and versatile player. She has the skill set and athleticism to play corner infield or in the outfield. We anticipate that she will provide a ton of versatility to our defense. We are excited about the power and speed she will provide to our offense. As a local product she grew up a huge fan of the Wolf Pack fan and we look forward to her having a great career for us.” – Head coach Matt Meuchel

A catalyst for one of the best high school programs in the state of Nevada … A three-time All-State performer at shortstop … Led Reed HS to three-consecutive regional championships … Helped the Raiders to the Division I State Championship after hitting .403 with three home runs, 53 runs scored and 36 RBI out of the lead-spot … Went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the 3-2 extra innings victory over Palo Verde … Hit .373/.388/.566 as a sophomore with three home runs … Played in 14 varsity contests as a freshman and hit .349 in 45 plate appearances … Was also offered by UNLV but chose the Wolf Pack to play for the home town team.

Sierra Mello

Utility/Shortstop/Third Base
Bats/Throws: L/R
Union City, Calif.
James Logan HS/ Salinas Storm

“Sierra is an extremely tough and gritty player. We look forward to adding her toughness to our roster. She is a very skilled defender everywhere in the infield. We will have no issues playing her at several infield positions defensively and fully expect her to excel at any of them. Offensively we are excited to be adding a left handed bat to our lineup that possesses speed and the ability to hit for power and slap.” -- Head coach Matt Meuchel

Hit .458 with three home runs, three triples and 40 runs scored in her junior year at James Logan HS … Named First Team All-Mission Valley League at shortstop for her stellar season … Was also tabbed as a first team all-league as a sophomore at Tennyson HS … Slugged .662 with a .567 on-base percentage as a sophomore at Tennyson … Hit .458 with three home runs, three triples and 40 runs scored.

Mele Tausinga
Third Base/Catcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Sacramento, Calif.
Luther Burbank HS/California Breeze

“Mele is a dominating offensive force. She has the capability to come in as a freshman and produce great power numbers right away. Defensively she has a ton of athleticism and is a very good catcher and corner infielder. We are excited to add her extremely competitive nature to our program and we look for her to make an immediate impact in the Mountain West Conference.” -- Head coach Matt Meuchel

Lettered the last two years at Luther Burbank HS for head coach Cedric Snydor … Played a key role in multiple championship teams with the California Breeze club team … Caught and played third base for the 14U Triple Crown Champions and the PGF 16U Champions … Also an accomplished rugby player … Plays club rugby for the Sacramento Amazons.

Wolf Pack Softball full season tickets are just $45 for youth and $60 for adults and can be purchased by calling (775) 348-PACK or online at NevadaWolfPack.com.

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