PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh softball team signed Team IMPACT recruit Rylee DiTullio on Monday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the media room of the Petersen Events Center.
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The Panthers held a Draft Day press conference to welcome Rylee to the team, where she was joined at the podium by her parents, Lisa and Greg, as well as head coach Jodi Hermanek and senior Olivia Gray.
It's a big day in the 'Burgh!— Pitt Softball (@Pitt_SB) January 21, 2019
We'll be welcoming @GoTeamIMPACT recruit Rylee DiTullio to the team this afternoon!
Take a behind-the-scenes look at her draft day experience on @NCAAsoftball's Instagram!
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Through Team IMPACT's program at the University of Pittsburgh, Rylee will become an official member of the softball team. As a team member, she will attend Panthers practices, games, team dinners, events and more.
WHAT IS TEAM IMPACT?: Find out more about the inspiring program
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, Mass., that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Since 2011, Team IMPACT has matched nearly 1,700 children with more than 500 colleges and universities in 49 states, reaching over 50,000 participating student-athletes.
“Today marks a day in history for the Panthers' softball program. Today is about Rylee.” - Head Coach Jodi Hermanek— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) January 30, 2019
Relive @GoTeamIMPACT signee Rylee DiTullio's draft day with @Pitt_SB.#NCAASoftballpic.twitter.com/JEVTq2JWYl