Hello! My name is Caidyn Bentz, and I have dreamed of playing college softball ever since the day I met former UCLA great, Jen Shroeder while attending one of her catcher camps when I was 8 years old. It was here where she assured me it was ok to give myself permission to pursue the game I love, in order to build meaningful relationships with girls who were as passionate about the game as I am.
When I was little, I played softball, soccer, volleyball, cheer, and basketball. I quickly fell in love with softball. This game has taught me how to humble myself, be a good leader, and to work hard in order to achieve team goals. These characteristics have helped me strive for and achieve my personal goals both on and off the field. On the field, you will not find a harder worker, who is also a great teammate, and a strong leader by example. I am a coach’s daughter and have been taught to trust my coaches.
While playing softball is important to me, I believe a good education is the most important. Finding a good balance between sports and school is a must when making my college decision. My goal is to be able to compete for starting catcher/2nd base and represent the mid-west close to home. Meshing well with my coaches and my teammates in order to find the correct fit is vitally important to me. My top two choices of a major as of right now are Sports Medicine, Sports Journalism. Overall, my realistic athletic goals are to use this sport I love in order to help bring balance to my college life and help finance my education while challenging myself to play against the highest level of competition that I can.