West Covina High School

Junior softball player commits to UAV

Junior Isabella Montoya signed her letter of intent to commit to the University of Antelope Valley on March 21 for softball.

She has been playing softball since she was in seventh grade. Her dad introduced her to softball so they could spend more time together, giving them plenty of time to bond.  Softball has taught her to work hard, to be determined, to never give up and how to work with others.

To get where she is today, she’s been hitting almost every night and trying to get as much practice in as possible.

Since Montoya started young, it has given her different opportunities.

“It has introduced me to amazing people, some of my best friends. I have had some incredible experiences playing and traveling,” said Montoya.

Working hard has helped her receive several different honors. As a freshman, Montoya play on the Varsity softball field and also received second team all league.

She is currently playing second base for West Covina’s softball team. For travel ball, she played third base, shortstop, and second base.

College is a different experience than high school, or travel ball. She plans on  going to college to play third base.

“I’m expecting to work hard and have fun. I’m hoping to meet unique people and have a completely different experience with new people in college,” she said.