Softball Star Commits to Princeton


While the Spring 2020 season was cut short due to COVID-19, senior Abbie Lee has committed to Princeton University for softball after 3 stellar seasons on the varsity team.

Since joining a competitive travel softball team at 9 years old, playing softball in college has been an aspiration for Lee.

During just her freshman year, Lee made significant strides towards achieving this goal as evident by her 38 stolen bases as well as being selected as player-of-the-game twice. This rookie season success persisted throughout high school as she was chosen for the 1st Team All-League twice, all while maintaining a batting average of over .500 all 3 years on the team.

Lee is excited to bring her talents to Princeton’s successful softball program, which boasts a record-setting 19 Ivy League titles.

“I love to compete and win, and I want to be on a team that gets to see their hard work turn into results and success on the field,” said Lee.

According to Lee, Princeton was the obvious choice because “there’s such a great environment and emphasis on relationships at the school. The players, coaches, faculty members, and alumni offer so much support, and everyone wants to see each other succeed.”

Lee’s teammate, sophomore Molly Strohmeyer, foresees Lee’s dedication to the sport and leadership skills to be an asset to Princeton’s team.

Strohmeyer said, “I always looked up to Abbie because she was such a leader on the team. [She] will do great at Princeton as an outfielder. She is a hard worker and super focused.”

Varsity softball head coach Wayne Stephens knows that she will succeed at Princeton. “She puts in the time and extra hours on her own away from our practices that are needed to play in college let alone a great school like Princeton,” said Stephens.“Abbie will be successful at whatever she puts her mind to. She is just that type of person.”

Looking into her future at Princeton, Lee is incredibly excited to “meet new people from around the world who all share a passion for learning.”

“There is a lot to learn from people who come from different backgrounds and there are so many new people that I can meet. I am incredibly excited,” said Lee.