4 Brittany Labbadia
4 Brittany Labbadia
Height: 5-4
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Berlin, CT
High School: Berlin
Position: INF
Major: Undeclared
Bats/Throws: R/R
Residential College: Branford

2013: Started 44 games, the most of any freshman… Led the team with nine stolen bases and two triples, third in batting average (.257) and runs scored (21) and tied for fourth in hits (29)… Finished with seven multi-hit games… Had three hits and scored three runs in first game at Brown… Went 4-for-6 with three RBI in the doubleheader with Bryant.

Off the Field: Math tutor to middle school and high school students (2009 - present)…Freshmen Mentor (2011-2012)…Creator/organizer of "Give Your Unwanted Sports Equipment a Second Chance" and collected over 800 items of unwanted sports equipment and donated it to the local New Britain Boys and Girls Club (2011)…Volunteer Community Softball Coach for kids 13 and under (2009-present)…National Honor Society (2011-2012)

Before Yale: Three-time first team all-state shortstop at Berlin High School… Earned first team all-conference recognition in each of her four years… Led team in batting average (.530), hits (35), doubles (3), triples (6), home runs (4), RBI (18), runs (31) and stolen bases (15) as a senior… Selected to the Junior Select and Senior All Star teams… Team captain in her junior and senior seasons… Berlin High School’s 2012 female CAS/CIAC Scholar Athlete… Played club softball for Connecticut Tradition South.

Personal: Recipient of the President’s Dartmouth Alumni Club Book Award and the President’s Annual C. Howard Goding Award… Selected to represent Berlin at the Global Leadership and Sportsmanship Conferences… Mother Lynn played softball at Quinnipiac and is a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Why Yale? “As a Connecticut resident I have always been intrigued by Yale’s long tradition of academic excellence and athletic pride. I selected Yale not only because the university offered all that I was looking for – a premier education, student diversity and an opportunity to play Division I softball – but also because I felt very welcomed during my visit by my soon-to-be teammates.”