Arizona Softball

Washington transfer Sydney Stewart joins Arizona’s softball program

Former Washington catcher Sydney Stewart announced via her Instragram that she will join the Wildcat program.

As a sophomore last season she made an appearance in 45 games while starting in 44 and posted a .321 average with eight doubles, a triple and five home runs while driving in 18. She also stole seven bases and recorded seven multi-hit games.

She became the third player in program history to record three doubles in a single game, doing so at Utah.

She made just three errors on 248 chances last season, good for a .988 fielding percentage.

She earned her a spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Pacific Region Third Team.

Arizona coach Caitlin Lowe posted on Twitter (X) a message alerting the pending transfer announcement from Stewart:

Arizona lost backup catcher Olivia DiNardo to Nebraska after last season. Lowe utilized true freshman Emily Schepp most of the season and Schepp delivered with seven home runs and 27 RBIs while batting .295.

The addition of Stewart strongly bolstered the catcher position and gives Lowe more options at the designated player position within the batting lineup.

Stewart is one of seven players who went into the transfer portal at Washington after the season ended.

She hails from San Jose, Calif. Her mom Sara played softball at Sonoma State and her dad Colin played baseball at San Diego State and Sonoma State before playing professionally with the Atlanta Braves in 1998 and 1999.

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