Junior outfielder Jenna Kean, a member of the 2016 CIF champion Griffin softball team, has reportedly entered the transfer portal, per sources, becoming the latest University of Arizona softball player to leave the program, according to SB nation’s Arizona softball site..
Kean. a speedy slap-hitter who can play all three outfield spots, appeared in 110 career games and made 82 starts (37 as a freshman, 37 as a sophomore, but only eight as a junior). Kean swiped 18 bases in three seasons, more than any other Arizona player during that span, and 10 of her 63 career hits went for extra bases. She was a career .297 hitter and was hitting a career-best .353 in the virus-shortened 2020 season. But she only got 17 at-bats as she battled with junior Peanut Martinez and freshmen Bella Dayton and Janelle Meono for playing time in the corner outfield.
At Los Alamitos High Kean was the No. 44 recruit in the country, per FloSoftball, and a PGF All-American as she starred for the Firecrackers at the travel level.
Kean is the third Sun Devil junior to enter the portal. Roster movement was expected since Arizona is returning all six of its seniors and bringing in the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, meaning there is not enough playing time to go around.
Softball transfers generally don’t have to sit out a year before playing at their new schools.