Berkeley alum Ashley Metts to play at USC Aiken
Former Berkeley softball standout Ashley Metts has signed on to continue her collegiate softball career with USC Aiken, according to a press release from the school.
Softball coach Jerry Snyder announced the addition of Metts, one of two junior college transfers, to the 2014 Pacer softball roster on April 29.
Metts and Summerville native Samantha Chubb both have transferred from Aiken Technical College that hosted and competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 Region X Women's Softball Tournament. Aiken Tech finished the 2013 season 37-22.
Metts joins the Pacer program as an infielder and punctuated her Aiken Tech career by being named the 2013 NJCAA Region X Player of the Year. Metts also received Region X First-Team and All-Tournament Team honors this season.
"Ashley brings not only a good glove to the team, but more importantly a great bat," Snyder said. "She led the Aiken Tech team with 13 home runs this year. She's a hard worker and a great kid."
Chubb, also an infielder earned 2013 NJCAA Region X Second-Team and All-Tournament Team honors at Aiken Tech.
"All I can say is Sam is fearless on the corners. She's a tough kid that is always dirty at the end of a game," Snyder said. "She also brings a big stick; she was second on the Aiken Tech team with 10 home runs this season.
"We wanted to bring in kids that could really pound the ball. Ashley and Sam bring a combined 23 home runs to the team," Snyder said. "We struggled to score runs at times this season, and we feel like the addition of these two proven collegiate athletes will help us improve immediately in that area."