Softball Signs Milena Lacatena to National Letter of Intent

Softball Signs Milena Lacatena to National Letter of Intent

The Youngstown State softball program has signed Milena Lacatena to a National Letter of Intent to join the Penguins for the 2018 season, YSU Head Coach Brian Campbell announced on Wednesday.

Lacatena, a catcher and corner infielder, was a four-year letterwinner at Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, N.J. Named team co-captain as a senior, she set the school's single-season home run record with eight in 2017 and batted .470.

"First of all, Milena comes from a great family, is a great student and outstanding softball player," Campbell said. "She can hit for average and power and has the ability to play several positions for us."

Lacatena's sister, Maria, was a four-year starting catcher at Youngstown State from 2014-17.

She joins Elle Buffenbarger (Mason, Ohio), Yazmine Romero (Castro Valley, Calif.) and Nikki Saibene (Canton, Ohio) in the 2018 recruiting class.