New Lower Jacquelyn “Jaque” Harrington ’20 grew up watching her brother’s baseball games as a child, inspiring her to become a threat both at and behind the plate, as a catcher and shortstop. Harrington started playing softball when she was five years old, and continued to play at Bedford High School. She now plays for The Polar Crush Softball Team, a club team, in addition to Andover Varsity Softball.
In Andover’s recent trip to Orlando, FL, Harrington played incredibly well, according to Katie Morris ’21.
Morris said “I wish we could clone Jacque and have her in all of those positions [catcher, shortstop, and at the plate] because she is that good of a player… She has a really strong arm so that’s definitely one of her biggest assets as a catcher.”
In addition to strong technical aspects of her play, Harrington is very smart about her position and makes sure her team is in the right position and knows what is happening.
According to Morris, Harrington is not only talented behind the plate but also at shortstop.
Morris said, “She is like a vacuum, she gets everything; she is not afraid to dive.”
Over the spring training trip, Harrington hit many home runs, including a grand-slam.
Although Softball’s first three scheduled games were canceled, Harrington will play at home on April 2 against Lowell High School.