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Freshmen Making Impact On Softball Field
Melissa Martinez is part FAU's impactful freshmen class.


Melissa Martinez is part FAU's impactful freshmen class.

March 11, 2013

BOCA RATON, FL - Freshmen tend to have trouble adjusting to life as a Division I athlete. Class, practice, games and homework all demand more time than they did in high school as well as living away from home for the first time.

Despite all those issues, the freshmen class for the Florida Atlantic softball team has not let those factors influence their play on the field. Carnesha Thompson and Christina Martinez are the top two hitters on the team with Melissa Martinez not far behind.

The freshmen, along with the rest of the Owls' softball team will make their first conference road trip of the season to Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee starting this weekend, but not before hosting a doubleheader vs. Colgate on Tuesday.

While there is still a long way to go in their college careers, this trio of freshmen has no intention of waiting to make their presence felt.

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