Amanda Portoff to play softball at Kutztown

Amanda Portoff, a student at Joseph A. Foran High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for Kutztown University (Div. II), in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, it was announced by the Milford Public School district.

Portoff will join the Golden Bears as a utility outfielder. Her family, friends, and staff recently gathered for the signing at Foran.

Portoff came up through the ranks beginning as a youngster playing softball in the Milford International Little League program.

In 9th grade, she began playing in the competitive travel circuit, first as an outfielder for Tradition Softball in Wallingford.

The following year, she moved to the Connecticut Seahawks out of Trumbull, playing as a utility infielder, primarily at third base.

For the past two years, Portoff has played competitively for the Connecticut Hornets out of Branford at third base.

A four-year powerhouse for the Foran Lions, Portoff has served primarily at center field under the leadership of head coach Jeff Bevino.

In addition to her athletic prowess, Portoff has been recognized as a superior academic student.

Her course load while at Foran has included the most advanced level classes, including several Advanced Placement and Level 1 courses.

She is planning on majoring in physics and astronomy  and Kutztown had the exact program she was looking for.

“I am really excited about going to Kutztown,” she said.  “They have a solid softball program and that is what I was looking for.

“In addition, they have a great science program at Kutztown and there is a wonderful opportunity for research — the fact they have a great softball program is ‘icing on the cake’ for me. I’m looking forward to getting started.”