Weatherford High School players Courtney Cleveland and Liz Konig both held signing events earlier this month and Weatherford College head softball coach Haylee Williams said the team looks forward to having both local girls join them next year.
Outfielder Cleveland – whose speed will help the team according to Williams – will be joined by other outfielders Brooke Moss of Breckenridge High School, Jessica Torrez of Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif., and Maddison Graham of Huntington High School.
Williams said each brings a combination of skills to the table including speed, defense, strong arms and strong bats.
Ashlyn Monroe of Coldspring-Oakhurst High School can play both outfield and third base. Williams said she is a strong batter able to hit the ball out of the park and will likely be placed in the middle of the lineup.
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"She has played at a high level of select ball so she will bring a good softball IQ to the team and leadership as well," Williams said.
Megan Mason, a catcher/third base player out of Aledo High School, will also likely be in the heart of the lineup where her offense will drive in runs, Williams says.
Williams says she expects to put utility player Bethany Allen from Mineral Wells High School near the top of the order.
"Bethany can just flat out play," Williams says. "She is an athlete and can play anywhere on the diamond but will most likely be in our middle infield."
The team also recruited first base player Bailee Pharis from Crosby High School.
"Bailee has one of the best swings I have ever seen," Williams said.
Williams expects their recent success to continue in the future with the new talent combined with the already existing talent.
"Our 2014 class is very strong and well rounded," Williams said of next season. "We have athletic kids who love the game and are excited about the opportunity to wear black and gold for Weatherford College. They will be a great addition to our sophomores next year for a solid team."