April 26, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia Head Coach Joanna Hardin announced the signing of outfielder Kate Covington (Mclean, Va.), the third member of the 2017-18 recruiting class from the state of Virginia.

With six departing seniors on the 2017 squad, Covington will be one of nine newcomers eligible to play for the Cavaliers next season.

“Kate is a great pick up for our program,” said Hardin. “She is extremely well rounded, is a high-character kid and will bring great energy to our program. Based on her experience at the club level, I’m confident she’ll add depth to our outfield and will bring a very competitive edge to the squad.”

Covington is a four-year varsity starter at Mclean High School for Maurice Tawil. She is a two-time First Team All-Conference selection and earned Second Team All-Region honors as a junior. She has been recognized for her work in the classroom as a four-time academic honor roll member and earlier this year as a National Merit Commended Scholar.

Covington played club softball for the Vienna Stars from 2014-16 and is currently a member of the PA Krunch.

UVA Softball Recruiting Class
Savana Avilla – IF/OF – Sandra Day O’Connor High School (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Hayley Busby – IF – Sandra Day O’Connor High School (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Kate Covington – OF – Mclean High School (Mclean, Va.)
Ashley Jennings – C/Util. – Jefferson Forest High School (Forest, Va.)
Molly Keshin – C/Util. – New Canaan High School (Greenwich, Conn.)
Rachel Keshin – OF – New Canaan High School (Greenwich, Conn.)
Patty Maye Ohanian – P/OF – Bishop O’Connell High School (Burke, Va.)
Madi Traver – C – Coppell High School (Coppell, Texas)
Samantha Thomas – IF – Buford High School (Buford, Ga.)