CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Right-handed pitcher Jenny Bressler of the Virginia softball team has been named to the D1 Softball Preseason Top 100 list it was announced on Tuesday. The list recognizes the top 100 players nationally regardless of position as ranked by the D1 Softball staff.
Bressler, a graduate transfer, came in at No. 94 on the list and joins the Cavaliers after a successful career at UNLV.
In her time at UNLV, Bressler struck out 599 batters, the fourth-most in program history, and posted 78 career wins which ranks second all-time at UNLV. She finished her senior season with the Rebels with 225 strikeouts to set the single-season mark at UNLV. She was a four-time Mountain West All-Conference first team selection and a two-time NFCA All-Region selection. Bressler was named to the All-Tournament Team at the National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC) in May after helping UNLV to a runner-up finish.
Bressler joins a Cavalier squad that is coming off one of the best seasons in a decade after finishing sixth in the ACC a year ago and also earning a bid to the NISC. The Cavaliers tied the program record for ACC wins in a season and the 28 wins last season was the most since the 2010 season when Virginia posted 34 wins and advanced to an NCAA Regional at Tennessee.
Virginia opens the 2023 season at a tournament hosted by Houston on Thursday, Feb. 9.