Thu, May 02, 2013 - [Softball]
Women’s Softball Holds Signing Ceremony

Riverside, CA - The Golden Eagles women's softball team held a signing ceremony for their 2013 recruiting class this past Tuesday evening.  The softball team welcomed 12 new student-athletes into the program.


The ceremony, held at the La Sierra University Alumni Center, consisted of returning players, the new recruits and their family and friends.  Assistant coach, Willie Neal, introduced the returning players, followed by an introduction of each of the new 12 recruits.  After the introductions, each individual signed their letter of intent that was subsequently signed by athletic director Javier Krumm and head coach Tom Ogle, who personally welcomed them to the program.


All but on of the signees will start at La Sierra this coming September.  The exception is pitcher Elizabeth Rivera, who is completing her junior year at Centennial High School (Las Vegas, Nev.). 


By position, the Golden Eagles signed six infielders, four pitchers, two catchers, and two outfielders. 


With 12 returning players and 11 players set to join the squad this fall, the Golden Eagles continue the building process that began a year ago under Coach Ogle and his staff.


"This year's recruiting class will bring a combination of strong pitching and power hitting," said Ogle.  "With the growing maturity of our returning players and the addition of the incoming class, it should make for a substantially improved team."


Here is a list of the 2013 recruiting class:


Laura Becerra            Pitcher            Banning High School (Banning, Calif.)

Emily Campos            Pitcher            Colton High School (Colton, Calif.)

Jennifer Flores           Third Base     Bishop Amat High School (La Puente, Calif.)

Mercedes Gasparovic  Shortstop     La Mirada High School (La Mirada, Calif.)

Brianna Gutierrez     Catcher           Poly High School (Riverside, Calif.)

Brittnay Martinez      First Base       Roosevelt High School (Riverside, Calif.)

Cynthia Martinez      Catcher           Schurr High School (Montebello, Calif.)

Felicity McCafferty    Outfielder      Banning High School (Banning, Calif.)

Heather Ramirez       Second Base   Charter Oak High School (Covina, Calif.)

Elizabeth Rivera        Pitcher            Centennial High School (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Karly Rott          Second Base   John F. Kennedy High School (La Palma, Calif.)

Melanie Vidaurri       Outfielder      Citrus Valley High School (Redlands, Calif.)

Kaitlyn Witherby      Second Base   Citrus Valley High School (Redlands, Calif.)

Jackie Zacarias           Pitcher            Schurr High School (Montebello, Calif.)

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