The past two weeks have brought three new athletes to the Oklahoma Wesleyan University softball program. Courtney Pritchett (Salina, OK), Kierra McFadden (Bethany, OK), and Mayan Tovar (Arlington, TX) signed their letters of intent for the 2015 season.
“Courtney brings a lot of versatility with her,” says head coach Caty Reeves. “She plays on a very competitive travel ball team and can hold down multiple positions defensively.
“The challenge for us will be deciding where we like her best in the field. She can also swing the bat well.”
“Kierra will immediately challenge for playing time at first base,” says Reeves.
“She is the type of player that looks out not only for herself but the other eight players on the field. Adding a lefty power hitter will bring a different element to the lineup that we haven’t had in previous years.”
Tovar is the first out of state recruit for the 2015 class and will play outfield. “Mayan is someone we look for to bring consistency on both offense and defense.
While she won’t hit a lot of homeruns, she is a very aggressive hitter and base runner which will add up to lots of runs. She hustles after each ball in the outfield and can cover a lot of ground.”
“I’m excited for these three and the others that will follow them to continue to build upon the growth of the OKWU softball program. Each will be a great addition to the school not only athletically but academically as well” says Reeves.
Each recruit that signs in the 2014 class will have plenty of opportunities to play immediately as the Lady Eagles have seven seniors this year, of which five started almost every game last year and the other two saw significant pitching time.