Breton, Harvey, and Rich Selected to HBCU All-Star Softball Game


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Allen University softball’s Destiny Breton, Alaina Harvey, and Elissa Rich have been selected to participate in the 2024 Minority Softball Prospects HBCU All-Star Game on May 31, 2024 in Houston, Texas.

The three freshmen recently completed their first seasons with the Allen softball program, and are the first student-athletes in program history to be named to the event.

“Since the first MSP HBCU All-Star Game, I have added getting one of our players in the game to my list of goals as a coach,” said second-year head coach Kaela Robinson. “I am beyond proud of these ladies for not only believing in what can be built here at Allen but for also rising to the occasion and setting the standard here. To have three players selected, especially with it being their freshman year is truly special and they all are more than deserving of this opportunity. I’m excited to see them compete and look forward to getting even more players into the games for years to come.

Breton, a Tampa, F.L. native, recorded a team-best .308 batting average this past spring while also leading the Yellow Jackets in hits (33), doubles (12), at-bats (107), runs scored (20), and walks (13). “I first want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity, my family for the endless support and coaches for preparing me,” said Breton. “Coming in as a freshman, I told my parents and coaches that by sophomore year I was going to play in the MSP All-Star game so making it my freshman year means a lot to me. I’m very grateful for being selected to play. See you soon Houston!”

Harvey, an Orlando, F.L. native, joined Breton as one of Allen’s offensive leaders with a team-leading five home runs and a .571 slugging percentage, both also ranked Harvey top-10 in the SIAC.  “Coming in as a freshman I had certain goals for myself with this being at the top of my list,” said Harvey. “I want to thank God, my family, and my coaches for believing in me and preparing me for this opportunity, and I’m super excited to be playing in this year’s MSP All-Star game.”

Meanwhile in the circle, Anderson, S.C.’s Elissa Rich spent her first season with Allen setting a new freshman program record with 126 strikeouts in 128.1 innings pitched. Rich’s 126 punchouts placed her third overall in the conference, including an SIAC-best 44 batters struck out looking. “I first want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity, my family for all their time and support and my coaches for preparing me,” said Rich. “I am excited to be selected for the 2024 MSP All-Star game. This is a big accomplishment for me, and I’m forever thankful for being selected.”

In 2023 Minority Softball Prospects (MSP) hosted the first ever HBCU Softball All-Star Game featuring 40 of the best players from D1, D2, and NAIA to showcase their skills. The All-Star game not only provides a national platform for HBCU softball exposure but it allows the ladies and their program’s accomplishments to be celebrated. The 2024 edition of the game will be played on the campus of the University of Houston and will also feature a speed race and home run derby.

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Source: Allen University Athletics