Recent Mt. Pleasant grad Meadow Uncapher changes college softball plans

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 7:48 PM


Meadow Uncapher was just about to graduate from Mt. Pleasant and was on the verge of beginning her college softball career at nearby Seton Hill.

Then, not one but two coaching changes sent her plans sideways. But mostly in a good way.

Seton Hill let four-year coach Bill Monstrola go, then hired Jessica O’Donnell, who had coached five seasons at Villanova.

But less than a month later, O’Donnell resigned to take the head coaching job at St. Francis (Pa.). Turns out, she decided to take Uncapher with her.

Uncapher, a corner infielder and pitcher for the Vikings and a key player on the school’s 2017 PIAA Class 4A championship team, is changing colleges and will now play at St. Francis, a move up from Division II to I.

“I am really excited to play on a bigger scale,” Uncapher said. “I’ve always dreamed D-1 like every athlete. But when coach Bill Monstrola was at Seton Hill I wanted to go there and play under him but, without him, my horizons expanded and I opened my mind to it.”

Uncapher hit .220 this past season with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs. She had a 0.89 ERA in the circle. She said she is mainly focusing on hitting and pitching as she prepares for the college level, but said she could end up as a first baseman, “If the opportunity presents itself.”

Seton Hill has since hired Jessica Strong, a former Shippensburg assistant, as head softball coach.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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