Coyle's Gubala commits to Merrimack

Coyle-Cassidy softball rising senior first baseman Brooke Gubala has committed to Merrimack College, she announced via Twitter on Monday.

Last season, Gubala hit .434 and on-base percentage of .473 with two home runs and 21 RBI for the Warriors.

"Merrimack College was always on my list because of it great academic reputation and smaller class size," Gubala told ESPN Boston. "However, after visiting the campus twice and really getting to know Coach Jim [Cardello] and his philosophies on attitude, sports, education and winning, it became a really easy choice."

Gubala also plays for the Mass 18U Gold travel softball team and is a member of the Warriors volleyball squad.