DURHAM, N.C. – As the Duke Softball program continues their preparation for their inaugural season in 2018, we give you an inside look at the student athletes that have cemented their legacy as part of the team’s foundation moving forward.
For this weekly series, Blue Devil Network’s own Rebecca Fiorentino will discuss the qualities and characteristics of each player with head coach Marissa Young, who, having served as an assistant coach at North Carolina, will be entering her first season as a head coach in the ACC.
In this week’s episode, we highlight Huntington Beach, Calif. native Rachel Abboud.
As a junior, batted .461 with nine doubles, two triples and three home runs … added 22 RBI and a .710 slugging percentage … two-time all-Sunset League selection … also played for the Firecrackers travel organization and captured the 2016 PGF national championship … also lettered in golf.
Young on Abboud: “Rachel comes to us from a winning pedigree with the Firecrackers, having won the PGF national championship this past summer. Rachel is extremely versatile on the field, but is most impactful at the plate as a left handed power hitter. She is suave and plays with aggressive confidence that is infectious to those around her.”