MaCauley Flint, Malia Campos and Mylee Brown are three of the eight seniors on the Weber State University softball team. Besides being seniors and playing for the Wildcats, this trio shares one more thing in common.
All three of them played for Salt Lake Community College.
Flint, Campos and Brown all played for the Bruins when WSU head coach Mary Kay Amicone was SLCC’s head coach. While they all played for Amicone at SLCC, not all of them came to Weber State right away. In fact they all have different stories on how they got here.
Flint, a right-handed pitcher, had already committed to the Wildcats before Amicone was hired as head coach.
“Her decision definitely made me more excited about becoming a Wildcat,” Flint said.
However, outfielder Campos had not decided where she wanted to go before Amicone was hired.
“Coach Amicone coming to Weber influenced my decision 100 percent,” Campos said. “I jumped at the opportunity to be able to play for her and with some of my former teammates for two more years.”
But Brown ended up with the Wildcats in an entirely different manner. The catcher had actually committed to BYU after her time at SLCC, but Brown felt that she had to transfer.
“When I heard Coach Amicone would be coaching here, I knew that was the place I wanted to be,” Brown said. “She is the most amazing woman I have ever played for, and I was thrilled for another opportunity to do so.”
Despite the trio coming from the same school, the Wildcats avoid being cliquish, but they did tend to stick together at first.
“In the beginning, being the new girls coming in with the new coach, we stayed together because it was comfortable,” Brown said.
However, they all agree they’re a close-knit team now.
“I consider all of my teammates as great friends,” Flint said. “We all have a great bond, one that will last well after softball. I believe it shows on the field as well.”
As their careers at Weber State slowly come to a close, the trio agrees they are excited for the team and their performance this season. The Wildcats’ first home game of the spring will be on March 20 when they host University of North Dakota in a day-night doubleheader.