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Softball players touch all the bases with packed schedules, even during offseason

Softball players touch all the bases with packed schedules, even during offseason

Even compared with the high expectations for Division I-bound student athletes, Hereford senior pitcher-shortstop Erin Collins has a lot on her plate.

The three-year starter, a first-team All-Metro pick last spring, will play softball at Rutgers after her final season with the Bulls. During the offseason, she plays and trains with the 18-under Newtown Rock Gold team, which has 11 other players committed to Division I programs. She's also a four-year varsity starter and three-time captain on the volleyball team, where she earned second-team All-Metro honors as an outside hitter this past season.

Off the field (and the court), she's a member of the National Honor Society,...

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