Bronco Softball Signs Six
Nov. 10, 2016

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State softball head coach Cindy Ball announced the Broncos’ six-woman NLI signing class Wednesday.

Joining the Broncos for the 2018 season and the 2017-18 academic year are infielder/outfielder Ashlyn Adams (Fair Oaks, Calif./Bella Vista HS), RHP Tori Bivens (Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington HS), infielder Halle Harger (Hanford, Calif./Hanford West HS), RHP/shortstop Gianna Mancha (Fresno, Calif./Central HS), infielder Justene Molina (Corona, Calif./Santiago HS) and infielder Alison Seng (Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica HS).

“We are very excited for our 2017 recruiting class. The entire class exudes our core values: Team First, Belief, Disciplined, Competitor and Bronco Passion,” Ball said. “All six of our new Broncos are a great fit for our culture at Boise State in the classroom, the community and on the field. Their experience on the mound, dynamic defensive skills, foot speed and softball IQ will make an immediate impact in our program for the 2018 season.”

Ashlyn Adams
INF/OF
Fair Oaks, Calif. • Bella Vista HS
Adams owns a career average of .410 over her three varsity seasons at Bella Vista High School, most recently batting .441 as a junior in 2016. She was named to the Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro Second Team in 2016 while, along with her .441 batting average, compiling 41 hits, 27 runs scored, nine doubles and nine RBI as Bella Vista reached the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title game. Adams posted a strong debut season in 2014, batting .443 with 43 hits and 37 runs scored. She also was named to the All-Capital Valley Conference First Team following the 2014 and 2016 seasons.

Adams plays her club ball for All-American Sports Academy, which took fifth at PGF Nationals.

Adams on coming to Boise State: "I'm so happy and excited to become a Bronco! I love Boise so much and feel so honored to continue my softball career and education at such an amazing place!”

Tori Bivens
RHP
Kirkland, Wash. • Lake Washington HS
Bivens, a righty from Kirkland, Wash., helped lead her Lake Washington High team to a Washington state title in 2014, tossing a shutout (4-0) in the 2A title game, along with league (KingCo) and district titles in 2015. As a junior in 2016, she was named KingCo MVP after going 7-1 with a 0.54 ERA. At the plate that season, she hit .500 with six doubles, four triples, a home run and 19 RBI. She was also named to the All-KingCo 2A/3A Team as a freshman in 2014.

Playing club ball with the Wahington Majestics, and has helped the team to a fourth-place finish at ASA Nationals and a 22nd-place finish at PGF.

Bivens on coming to Boise State: "I can't wait to represent Boise State and wear orange and blue!"

Halle Harger
INF
Hanford, Calif. • West Hanford, Calif.
Harger is a three-time selection to the All-West Yosemite League Team, batting .392 with 40 hits, 30 runs, seven doubles and 25 RBI in 2015. She followed that up with a junior campaign in 2016 in which she hit .362 with 34 hits, 38 runs, seven doubles and a pair of triples. Her older sister, Hannah, played softball at Nevada from 2013-16. She has helped lead West Hanford to valley titles in 2013-14, and was named to the Fresno Bee’s All-Valley First Team in 2016.

Harger plays on the club circuit for the Central Cal Dirt Dogs, which has qualified for PGF each of the last four years.

Harger on coming to Boise State: “"I’m very excited to continue my softball career as a Bronco.”

Gianna Mancha
RHP/Shortstop
Fresno, Calif. • Central HS
Mancha was named the Fresno Bee’s Outstanding All-Around Performer and Hot Stove Gus Zernial Female Player of the Year in 2015, when she helped lead Central to the CIF Central Section Division I title game by going 22-4 with a 0.62 ERA and 15 strikeouts in the circle and batted .336 with 37 hits, five doubles and 18 RBI at the plate. She was also named an all-state performer by Maxpreps and Cal-Hi Sports following the season. That followed a freshman campaign in which she went 9-1 with a 0.84 ERA.

Mancha plays club ball with the NorCal Firecrackers, helping the club tie for ninth at PGF in 2014.

Mancha on coming to Boise State: "Don't wait until you achieve your goals to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take towards reaching that goal. It’s a great day to be a Bronco!”

Justene Molina
INF
Corona, Calif. • Santiago HS
Molina was named to the All-Big VIII First Team in 2014 after batting .434 with 36 hits, 15 runs, seven doubles, a home run and 24 RBI. As a junior last season, Molina batted .409 with 27 hits, seven doubles and 11 RBI as Santiago fell just a game short of the Big VIII title.

Molina plays club ball for the Corona Angels, alongside Seng. With the club, she has placed second in PGF with the 12U team, eighth with the 14U and 13th with the 16U.

Molina on coming to Boise State: “I’m proud to be a Bronco! I’m looking forward to putting Boise State on top in the Mountain West with my future teammates.”

Alison Seng
INF
Garden Grove, Calif. • Pacifica HS
Seng comes to the Broncos from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, Calif., where she batted .304 with nine runs scored and an RBI as a freshman in 2014, when the Mariners captured the CIF-SS Division I title.

Seng plays alongside Molina with the Corona Angels on the club circuit, where she’s helped her club team win PGF at the 12U level, come in second and fifth at 14U, and in the top 20 at PGF with the 18U.

Seng on coming to Boise State: “Boise State really feels like home to me and I couldn't be more honored to become part of the Bronco family.”


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