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Softball: Stormy Kotzelnick Joining Louisiana Softball for the 2022 Season
Transfer from Pac-12 member Washington to make collegiate debut with the Ragin’ Cajuns
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball head coach Gerry Glasco announced on Thursday (July 15) the addition of Stormy Kotzelnick (Carmel, Ind.) to the program's roster for the 2021-22 academic year.
An infielder, Kotzelnick joins the Ragin' Cajuns after spending the 2021 season with Pac-12 member Washington. She did not compete, taking a redshirt, and has four seasons of eligibility remaining.
She is joining fellow UW transfer Ari Quiñones in making the journey to Louisiana.
"Stormy is an athlete I have watched grow up on the softball field," Glasco remarked. "She is without a doubt one of the most powerful hitters that I have seen come through the travel ball ranks.
"She possesses a strong arm, quick feet on defense and is an extremely efficient baserunner with great instincts in almost every area of the game," Glasco added. "Stormy has extremely high expectations for her next four years and the maturity to know how hard she will need to work to meet those goals."
Kotzelnick is currently participating in the Florida Gulf Coast League this summer.
In 2020, she was named the FGCL's Rookie of the Year after batting .459 and totaling 11 doubles, two triples, six home runs, eight steals and 22 RBIs.
Kotzelnick hit over .400 every season of high school competing for Carmel (Ind.) High School. She produced 52 extra-base hits over the first three years.
Ranked in the Top 15 of the 2020 Extra Elite 100 ratings issued by Extra Innings Softball, Kotzelnick played club ball with Beverly Bandits and was a part of USA Junior National Team tryouts.
Kotzelnick will be arriving in Louisiana with Extra Inning Softball's No. 1-ranked recruiting class this August for the start of the fall 2021 semester.
The recruiting class includes: Jacquelyn and Jessica Adams (Bryan, Texas/Bryan HS), Laney Credeur (Old Mines, Mo./Kingston K-14 School), Kramer Eschete (Brenham, Texas/Brenham HS), Kayla Falterman (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS), Samantha Graeter (Spring, Texas/Oak Ridge HS), Maddie Hayden (West Monroe, La./West Monroe HS), Elia Hebel (Albany, Texas/Albany HS), Samantha Landry (Mont Belvieu, Texas/Barbers Hill HS), Alexa Langeliers (Keller, Texas/Keller HS), Tyler Oubre (Destrehan, La./Destrehan HS) and McKenzie Wittenberg (Fort Myers, Fla./Riverdale HS).
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