Softball announces the addition of two transfers

Head coach Megan Bryant
 
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July 26, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team has welcomed the addition of transfers Olivia Mintun and Bria Green, head coach Megan Bryant announced Thursday. Mintun joins the Seawolves from Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill., while Green comes to Stony Brook after spending her freshman season at Delaware State.

A native of Neoga, Ill., Mintun hit .419 with 69 RBI and 28 stolen bases in two seasons with the Lakers. A true utility player with infield and outfield experience, Mintun posted an impressive .480 on-base percentage and a .965 fielding percentage, while leading Lake Land to back-to-back NJCAA World Series appearances in 2011 and '12.

As a sophomore, Mintun helped the Lakers to a 53-7 overall record, including a 32-0 mark in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference, the first undefeated conference season in program history. Additionally, Mintun was named a 2011 and '12 NFCA Academic All-American and a 2012 NJCAA Academic All-American.

"Olivia brings defensive versatility, good speed, excellent on-base ability and a lefty bat to the top of our lineup," Bryant explained. "Her experience from two years at a very successful junior college program will be a welcome addition to our young team this year. She knows how to compete and how to win and we will look for her to contribute as a leader on and off the field and in the classroom."

Hailing from nearby Wheatley Heights, N.Y., Green hit .349 as a freshman at Delaware State, helping the Hornets to a 14-3 mark in the MEAC. Green smacked three homers and knocked in 20 runs in 42 games while playing at the corners, in the outfield and in the circle. A graduate of Half Hollow Hills East High School, Green plans to continue studying psychology at Stony Brook.

"Bria is a solid all-around player and brings good power potential to our lineup," Bryant said. "With a year of Division I experience and a good knowledge of the game, we expect Bria to challenge for a starting position and drive in runs for us. Academically and athletically, Stony Brook is a great fit for Bria and we are glad that she has decided to join us."