Seven Lady Coyotes sign Letters of Intent

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This season, the Weatherford College softball team has a lot to celebrate - a national ranking in only its second year is one.

Friday, it’s first sophomore class did something else to make WC history when seven players signed Letters of Intent to play at four-year schools at the college’s Mince Building’s Boardroom.

The moment was “bittersweet” for head coach Haylee Williams.

“This is a great group of girls,” she said. “They are talented and they play hard every day. I would love to keep them forever.”

The list of who signed includes:

Carolyn Clayton (Aledo)- Harding University Division II Searcy, Arkansas Great American Conference.367 BA .466 OBP .625 SLUG 6 HR 37 RBI

Samantha Alegria (Katy)- Texas Woman's University Division II Denton, Texas Lonestar Conference .388 BA .452 OBP .604 SLUG 4 HR 39 RBI

Luci Ponce (San Jose, Calif.) - Texas Woman's University Division II Denton, Texas Lonestar Conference .417 BA .562 OBP .826 SLUG 11 HR 42 RBI

Katy Vandewater (Helotes) - Midwestern State University Division II Wichita Falls, Texas Lonestar Conference .454 BA .500 OBP .849 SLUG 11 HR 42 RBI

Kylee Studioso (Edmonds, Wash.) - University of Central Arkansas Division I Conway, Arkansas Southland Conference.270 BA .375 OBP .405 SLUG 2 HR 12 RBI 1.92 ERA 125 Strike outs

Kortney Koroll (St. Catherines, Ontario) - Texas State University Division I San Marcos, Texas Western Athletic Conference (WAC) .460 BA .531 OBP .929 SLUG 16 HR 53 RBI

Emily Ditmore (Azle) - University of Central Oklahoma Division II Edmond, Oklahoma Mid America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Williams said “every single one of the them are great fits for their schools.”

“Even though we are only in our second year, they never saw that as a handicap,” she said. “This is truly our first sophomore class and it’s a testament to their hard work to be as successful as they are. Four-year schools want successful kids.”

Though two recent losses to McLennan “humbled” the team, Williams said the girls learned a valuable lesson from it.

“It’s going to help us; it was devastating for them and it left a bad taste in their mouths,” she said. “They’re too good a group to let it keep them down.”

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