A senior at West Valley High School, Emme Martinez, signed her letter of intent to play softball for Boston College. Boston College offered Emme a full athletic scholarship, meaning her tuition and fees, room, board, and course-related books are paid for.
Emme was scouted while playing softball for a community league. She was on the Corona Angeles team at Diamond Valley Lake sports park when she was first noticed. Emme’s mother, Chong Hong, said the recruitment process got a bit stressful at times. In fact, Emme was late to give her verbal agreement to Boston College. “We didn’t want her to feel pressured to make a decision,” she said. Despite the tough choice, Emme and her family are very happy with the decision.
Emme said she is excited to play for Boston College. She said the school has been on her radar for a while due to the academic programs it offers. Emme wants to major in forensics and become a forensic technician and she believes Boston College will give her the best opportunity to achieve this goal. She is also excited to experience life in a different state and be independent. She won’t be completely alone though; an ex-teammate also goes to the school.
Emme’s Softball Coach, Rose Aiken, said, “Emme came in willing to work hard and embodied the team motto ‘whatever it takes’ every day.” Due to her positive attitude and work ethic, Emme won the league’s offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) award her first year at West Valley. She said she is extremely proud of her and knows she will go far.
Congratulations Emme Martinez on signing her letter of intent to play softball for Boston College. We wish you the very best, and go Eagles!