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East Carolina softball head coach Courtney Oliver
has hired former University of Arkansas infielder Sydney Benz
as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2020 season.
Benz, who began her collegiate career at Louisville in 2015, helped the Razorbacks to three NCAA regional appearances and was part of the Cardinals' run to the Columbia Regional as a freshman.
During her freshman season at Louisville, Benz batted .295 in 28 appearances with 13 hits, six runs scored, a double and two home runs. She also committed just two errors for a .973 fielding percentage. Benz also competed in 21 games at Arkansas.
Benz played her prep softball at Glenbard High School in Carol Stream, Ill., where she was an all-state selection and four-time all-conference performer.