The Wolf Pack softball team added eight players to its 2021-22 roster. Below are their bios and a comment from coach Josh Taylor.
Makayla Webber (Reno, Nev. | McQueen HS | NorCal Choppers): Webber joins Nevada softball from McQueen High School in Reno. In 2019, she recorded 162 strikeouts in 89 innings. Webber paced McQueen with a .532 batting average, 40 RBIs, 11 doubles, eight home runs, and four triples. She is a two-time all-state honoree.
"We are excited to welcome Makayla to the Wolf Pack family. It is always fantastic keeping our Northern Nevada talent at home. We cannot wait to see what Makayla's future holds at Nevada."
Alycia Coats (Reno, Nev. | Reed HS | NorCal Choppers): Alycia Coats joins Nevada softball after starring at Reed High School. An all-state and two-time all-league honoree, Coats has compiled a .438 batting average along with 67 RBIs and 18 home runs over three seasons. Additionally, Coats is a two-time academic all-state honoree.
"We are excited to welcome Alycia to the Wolf Pack family. Alycia is one of two local standouts joining the pack in the 2021 class, and we couldn't be happier. Alycia is a right-handed catcher who brings a power bat. We look forward to her joining us in the fall."
Kendall Angulo (Upland, Calif. | Bonita HS | Corona Angels): A native of Upland, Calif., Angulo comes to Nevada from Bonita High School where she tabbed two all-league accolades as an outfielder. In addition, Angulo is a three-time scholar athlete honoree. She chose Nevada because it was the perfect fit, offering everything she looks for in a college.
"Kendall brings a right-handed power bat to our outfield in 2021. We are excited to welcome Kendall to the Wolf Pack family."
Paris Schwalbe (Aliso Viejo, Calif. | JSerra Catholic HS | OC Batbusters): Schwalbe is a three-year letter winner at JSerra Catholic High School. Schwalbe tallied a .538 batting average in addition to being named first-team all-league in 2019. In 2020, Schwalbe registered a 1.140 slugging percentage.
"We are excited to welcome Paris to the Wolf Pack family. Paris brings a strong, left-handed bat to our outfield. We can't wait to welcome her on campus in the fall."
Aaliyah Jenkins (Hayward, Calif. | Trach HS | Easton Preps): Jenkins comes to Nevada from Tracy High School in California. Jenkins is a two-time letter winner and led her team to a section runner-up finish while gaining first-team all-league accolades in 2019 as a catcher.
"We are excited to welcome Aaliyah to the Wolf Pack family. Aaliyah will look to make an immediate impact on the program, and we cannot wait to have her on campus in the fall."
Ellie Garcia (Chino, Calif. | Don Lugo HS | Corona Angels): Ellie Garcia is a two-sport athlete from Chino, Calif., clinching six varsity letters in softball and volleyball at Don Lugo High School. Garcia was named a Top 50 Southern California Pitcher in 2020, leading the Mt. Baldy league in ERA and home runs. Garcia notched first-team all-league honors in 2017-18 and claimed scholar athlete distinctions in 2017-20. In 2018, she led her team to a league championship. In addition to a standout high school softball career, Garcia is a three-time first-team all-league honoree in volleyball and was named league MVP in 2019.
"Ellie is a tall, strong right handed power pitcher. Ellie has a presence that every pitcher needs and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her to the Wolf Pack family."
Tatum Maytorena (Rohnert Park, Calif. | Rancho Cotate HS | NorCal Choppers): Maytorena joins the Wolf Pack family from Rancho Cotate High School where she was a two-sport athlete in softball and basketball. During the 2019 season, Maytorena hit .435 with 37 hits, 26 RBIs, eight doubles, four home runs and two triples while claiming first-team all-league honors as an outfielder. Maytorena is a two-time first-team all-league honoree.
"We are excited to welcome Tatum to the Wolf Pack family. Tatum brings a strong, left-handed bat to our outfield. We are excited to welcome Tatum to Reno this fall."
Abby Larsen (Fort Collins, Colo. | Poudre HS | TC Colorado): A four-time letter winner at Poudre High School, Larsen comes to Nevada after receiving two all-state and three first-team all-conference honors at catcher. Larsen has led her conference in home runs for two years. She posted a .561 batting average in 2020 with 32 hits, 28 runs, 20 RBIs, nine stolen bases, eight home runs and three triples.
"Abby is a talented catcher who is also athletic enough to play multiple positions. She has a dynamic bat and runs very well. We are so excited to add Abby to our Wolf Pack family."