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UK Softball freshman and Director of Operations to compete in Olympics

(Photo: Getty Images)

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Kentucky Softball signee Alexia Lacatena will be in Tokyo as a member of Italy’s national softball team. Head coach Federico Pizzolini announced the Olympic roster over the weekend.

A native of Stanhope, New Jersey, Lacatena is an incoming freshman in Kentucky Softball’s 2021 recruiting class, where Kentucky is ranked ninth and Lacatena is the No. 37 overall player in the Extra Innings rankings.

She will enroll at UK later this summer with an excused absence for the Olympic games.

UK Softball assistant coach and former star Brittany Cervantes will also compete in the Olympics for Team Mexico. Cervantes was an All-SEC player in 2012, and now serves as UK’s Director of Softball Operations.

Good luck to both Wildcats in Tokyo.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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