UD Softball BIO
15 Emily Neal
Has two years of eligibility for the Blue Hens after sitting out the 2016 season after transferring to UD from UMBC • will look to compete for a starting position in the Blue Hen outfield.
America East All-Rookie Team selection for the Retrievers • appeared in 48 of 49 games for UMBC, making 46 starts in the outfield • ranked third on the team with a .336 batting average • finished second on the squad with 28 runs scored and third with seven stolen bases • went 5 for 6 with two doubles and four runs scored in a doubleheader at UMass-Lowell • posted six hits in nine at bats with five runs scored and an RBI during a twinbill vs. South Carolina State • had two hits against Lafayette, Mount St. Mary’s and Hartford • transferred to UMBC in January, 2015 after spending the fall of her freshman season at UMass.
Five-year letterwinner at Caravel Academy • selected to NFCA All-America First Team as a senior • four-time All-State honoree, including first team selections in 2011 and 2014 • two-time NFCA All-Region selection after combining to hit .400 during her final two seasons • led Caravel to two state championships and two runner-up finishes • teammate of current UD pitcher Carolyn Szymanski • earned DIAA Award for academics of a 3.5 GPA or higher during the season.
Emily Neal • born Mar. 10, 1996 • daughter of Charles and Beverly Neal • has a younger brother, Matthew • criminal justice major at Delaware.