Softball announces the signing of 10 student-athletes for the 2019 season

Softball announces the signing of 10 student-athletes for the 2019 season

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner

BANNER ELK, N.C. – With the start of the 2018-19 academic year fast approaching, the Lees-McRae College softball team announced its incoming recruiting class on Friday. Overall, the Bobcats signed 10 student-athletes, including eight from North Carolina, one from Maine and one from Tennessee. 

Skylar Edwards – Pitcher – Bear Creek, N.C. (Chatham Central HS)

  • Played for the Carolina Elite Travel Team
  • Struck out 220 hitters this past season on her way to winning the Conference Player of the Year Award
  • Intends to major in Nursing at Lees-McRae

Faith Cooke – Catcher/Third Base – Denver, N.C. (East Lincoln HS)

  • Also played on the Carolina Elite Travel Team with fellow Bobcat recruit, Skylar Edwards
  • A three-time All-Conference player in high school
  • Proposed psychology major at LMC

Bryanna Thomas – Centerfield/Infield – Kernersville, N.C. (Wesleyan Christian Academy)

  • Helped her high school team win three straight conference championships and a state title in 2016
  • Named Conference Player of the Year in 2018 and was also a member of the All-State team
  • Intends to major in nursing at Lees-McRae

Katelyn Wyatt – Third Base/Pitcher – Wilkesboro, N.C. (Wilkes Central HS)

  • Played for the Carolina Extreme travel team
  • A four-time All-Conference player
  • Will be a biology major while attending Lees-McRae

Elena Schusterick – Catcher/Third Base – Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden HS)

  • A player on the Tennessee White Lightning travel team
  • Born on July 28, 2000
  • Will enroll at LMC with the intent of majoring in Communications Arts and Design

Julie Gast – Shortstop/Second Base – Taylorsville, N.C. (Alexander Central HS)

  • A member of the Carolina Cardinals Traveling Team
  • Helped her team win a State Championship in 2018. Went 3-for-6 in the clinching victory
  • Undecided on a major at Lees-McRae

Lauren Hudgins – Catcher/Third Base/Outfield – Marion, N.C. (McDowell HS)

  • Played on the Firecrackers travel ball team based out of Asheville, N.C.
  • High School Teammate of current Bobcat, Karly McRary
  • Undecided on a major at LMC

Kayla Massey – Pitcher/Utility – Bangor, Maine (John Bapst Memorial HS)

  • Two-Time All-Conference Player
  • Played Soccer and Boy's Hockey in high school on top of softball
  • Will enroll in the nursing program at Lees-McRae

Brianna Wright – Centerfield/Utility – Whitsett, N.C. (Eastern Guilford HS)

  • Was named a scholar athlete
  • Will also play basketball for Lees-McRae
  • Proposed Biomedical Science major at Lees-McRae

Emily King – Outfield/Second Base – Kure Beach, N.C. (Eugene Ashley HS)

  • Team MVP in 2017
  • As a senior, King hit .250 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 20 games
  • Intends on majoring in health sciences at Lees-McRae

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