Cape Elizabeth senior softball standout Ashley Tinsman, joined by her parents, Pat and Jen, coach Joe Henrikson and her teammates, signs her National Letter of Intent to attend and play softball at the University of Maine during a ceremony Monday afternoon.
“I’ve wanted to play D1 since I can remember, so it’s an amazing accomplishment,” said Tinsman, a shortstop with one of the most potent bats in the state. “I was looking at a lot of schools like BU and Harvard and a couple others, but Maine’s the best fit. I’ve known the coaches for awhile. It’s what I wanted. Playing at Cape has helped with my competitiveness.”
“I knew (Ashley) was a D1 prospect the first day I saw her,” Henrikson said. “I had a clinic when she was in eighth grade and there was some miscommunication and she was the only one who showed up. We put her the paces and I didn’t have to correct one single thing. She would have easily started for me then. I would be shocked if she doesn’t play a lot (at Maine). She’s a hitter. If you can hit, you can play somewhere. She’s a great kid all around.”