The University of Northern Colorado has signed seven more athletes for the 2023 recruiting class, adding to its roster from last week.
Men’s golf added one signer, while the softball program inked six.
Pietro Boeris will join Greeley from Pinerolo, Italy after making a splash on the international stage.
Boeris attends the Maria Immacolata Institute and is ranked 4th in the Italian junior rankings. He is a member of the Italy junior national team and has had 18 top-20 finishes since last year.
In addition, Boeris ranks 68th in the European youth rankings.
“We are very excited to add Pietro to our team,” UNC coach Clayton Sikorski said in a statement. “It’s always great to add another member to a national team. Pietro has been incredibly consistent since the start of the 2021 season and will be a fantastic addition to our young team for next year.”
Last season, Boeris won the Gara Nazional Rapallo and entered the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He also finished 12th in the Spanish U18 Championship.
Last season, Boeris placed in the top five in the Italian U18 Matchplay Championship. He finished 9th in the Italian national championship, which includes stroke play and match play. Boeris finished second at the Trofeo Glauco Lolli Ghetti at the end of September.
First-year head coach Dedeann Pendleton-Helm and her staff signed some of their first players this week. The six players come from three states.
“This is a strong, talented class that will bring speed, power and depth to the Bears program,” said Pendleton-Helm. “They are all incredible athletes, but more importantly, they are focused students, great leaders and amazing individuals who fit into the culture we are building.”
Alina Quinney will join the program after graduating from Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona. Quinney is expected to play in the outfield.
During her high school career, Quinney was an All-League honoree and was lettered four times.
She recorded 17 runs and 18 RBI last season and added a .933 fielding percentage. Quinney is #8 in the state.
Catcher Emma Harrington is the only Colorado player in this group of signers. She is from Legend High School in Parker, where she earned four-time all-conference and two-time all-state.
She helped the program win the 2021 5A Colorado State Championship.
Harrington finished her career with a .427 batting average and a .514 on-base percentage. In 122 hits, she finished with 71 carries, 113 RBI and 24 home runs.
The incoming freshman is listed as the #4 recruit stately and #24 nationally.
Quinn Myers Lenz is the second Arizona recruit to sign with the Bears. She is from Cave Creek and attends Cactus Shadows High School.
Lenz, an infielder, earned All-Region and All-Conference honors twice.
She finished last season with a .511 batting average, 46 carries and 20 RBI. Lenz finished with 46 runs and 20 RBI.
Jazzlyn Longo is the first California recruit to receive multiple awards in her career.
Longo was a second Team All-League honoree and received the program’s 2021 Golden Glove Award.
Last season, Longo was an All-League First Team selection and the school’s Mustang of the Year.
Longo ended last season with a .361 batting average and a top athlete.
Pitcher Samanie Simmons will reinforce the UNC bullpen when she arrives on campus.
Simmons recorded a 1.75 ERA in 12 innings last season. She also knocked out six batsmen and contributed 31 putouts. She is listed as Recruit #49 in California.
Finally, the bears say hello to Katie Thompson of Chaminade College Preparatory in California. Thompson is listed as a utility player who can play in multiple positions.
She was a second-team All-League selection during her sophomore year. Last season, Thompson received first-team All-League honors and Defensive Player of the Year honors.