August 12, 2019
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University softball head coach Jill Moore has finalized her 2019-20 recruiting class with two more additions. The Fighting Knights will welcome junior transfers Brittney Davis and Olivia Pope to a class that already includes eight newcomers.
Junior | 3B
Champlin, Minn. | University of Toledo | Champlin Park HS
Davis spent the past two seasons at the University of Toledo, playing in 48 games for the Rockets with two home runs, six doubles, 23 runs scored and 23 runs batted in. The Minnesota native enjoyed a stellar high school career which saw her hold single-season records for batting average (.537), hits (38), slugging percentage (.821), RBIs (33), and on-base percentage (.535) in earning all-state recognition while at Champlin Park High School.
From the coaches: “I’m excited to add collegiate experience to our infield and lineup. Brittney has a great glove at third base and has the potential to be a threat in the middle of our lineup.”
Junior | OF
Bartow, Fla. | College of Central Florida | Bartow Senior HS
Pope brings a wealth of postseason experience to the Fighting Knights after helping Central Florida to the FCSAA Softball Championship and a berth in the NJCAA National Championship. The lefty-hitting outfielder left the Patriots with a career batting average of .354 with 11 home runs, 78 runs batted in and 94 runs scored while twice earning All-Mid-Florida Conference accolades (first team in 2018 and second team in 2019).
From the coaches: “Olivia is going to make an immediate impact on this program offensively. She is a threat in the leadoff spot with speed and power.”
The Fighting Knights return 10 letterwinners from the 2019 squad, including All-Sunshine State Conference selection Kayla Sheffield.
About the Fighting Knights
Lynn University’s national champion Fighting Knights compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. The university’s 19 intercollegiate teams are home to nearly 300 student athletes. Lynn is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution and winner of 25 national championships and 42 Sunshine State Conference titles. Representing spirit, service and strength, the Fighting Knights strive for greatness through athletic performance and academic excellence. For more information, visit: lynnfightingknights.com.