Former Fresno State pitcher Hailey Dolcini is transferring to Texas, she announced on Sunday night.
“I am extremely excited to announce that I will play my last season and further my education at the University of Texas,” Dolcini wrote on Twitter. “Cannot thank [Texas Softball and coaching staff] enough for this incredible opportunity. See you in January, Texas!! HOOK EM.”
The 2021 Mountain West Pitcher of the Year, Dolcini enjoyed a stellar true senior season that included the 11th-best ERA in the nation. She finished the year with a 22-5 overall record, a 1.12 ERA, and 259 strikeouts. In addition to her conference Pitcher of the Year award, Dolcini also earned all-conference and all-region first-team honors and was a Top 25 finalist for the National Player of the Year award.
After beginning her career at UC Riverside in 2018 – when she earned all-region honors as a true freshman – Dolcini transferred to Fresno State and earned All-Mountain West honors in every year of her tenure as a Bulldog.
In choosing to call Texas her new home, Dolcini will have a single season of eligibility to play as a Longhorn. Due to her late entry into the transfer portal, she will have to receive a waiver to allow her to play immediately in 2022.