Softball Inks Nine for 2015
Head Coach Gary Ferrin announced the signing of a nine-member recruiting class set to join the Lions in the spring of 2015.
Nov. 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Entering his 20th season at the helm of the LMU softball program, Head Coach Gary Ferrin has announced that nine student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and softball careers as members of the LMU family beginning next fall.
Adding pitching, offense and defense, both in the infield and outfield, to the growing roster, the nine commits will provide depth across the board as the Lions enter a new era as the West Coast Conference has added softball as its 14th sport beginning in the spring of 2014.
Alicia Brown is a corner infielder/outfielder committing to LMU from Glendora High School in Glendora, Calif. Brown is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season at Glendora where she has been awarded All-Baseline League honors in each of those seasons. As a freshman she led the team with eight home runs, which placed her in the top 10 amongst all freshmen in the country in that category. Brown hit .455 in her junior season, a significant improvement from the solid .360 batting average she posted in the previous season, and was named the Offensive Player of the Year of her team. She chose LMU for the great academic reputation the school has and plans to major in the field of science.
Brooke Christensen joins the LMU program from Rancho Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. The third baseman/outfielder helped lead her prep squad to back-to-back Bay League championships in 2011 and 2012 and three straight CIF quarterfinals appearances from 2011-13. A three-time all-league, all-area and All-CIF honoree, Christensen finished last season hitting .466 with 33 RBIs, seven home runs, a .510 on-base percentage and .807 slugging percentage. She enters her senior season as a co-team captain and reigning team MVP.
Madison Galuszka commits to LMU from Whitney High School in Roseville, Calif. Last spring as a junior, Galuszka hit .516 with a .790 slugging percentage, which lead to her being named first team All-Capital Athletic League. Galuszka was also named to the All-Metro Honorable Mention as well as winning the Offensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete awards. Galuszka chose LMU because of the location, smaller class sizes for hands-on learning, high academic level, softball program and coaching staff. She plans on majoring in business and pre-law at LMU.
Sarah Guillen hails from Pomona Catholic High School in Pomona, Calif. The infielder led her prep squad to perfect 12-0 mark in the Arrowhead League last spring, the team's third straight league title. Guillen has earned three first-team all-league honors, two All-CIF honors and was named Offensive Player of the Year as well as in 2012 and 2013. Her squad was the section champ in both 2011 and 2012 and earned the Division 5 California State title in 2011.
Caitlin Harman joins LMU from El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif. She joins a long line of family members to attend LMU, including sister Meghan, who is a senior third baseman on the Lion squad. A three-time All-South Coast League selection and two-time Defensive MVP, Harman hit .286 with 12 RBI, nine doubles, one triple and three home runs last spring. The middle infielder also played varsity volleyball as a sophomore, earning all-league and Defensive MVP honors. Looking forward to the location, small class sizes and Lion softball program, Harman plans to major in communication studies at LMU.
Aria Pogni is a first baseman committing to LMU from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, Calif. Pogni has been named the All-Marin County Athletic League's Player of the Year in each of her last three seasons. Last year as a junior she also won the Offensive Player of the Year award and All-MCAL honors. Pogni chose LMU because of the size of the campus and classes, location, and the well-rounded education that comes with going to a private school. At LMU she plans on majoring in finance or business management.
Middle infielder Sabrina Tebou commits to LMU from Empire High School in Tucson, Ariz. Tebou was named the MVP and Best Defensive Player of her team as a freshman and sophomore. She was also named as a College Preps Player to watch in 2010, 2011, and 2013 as well as being awarded first team all-conference honors in 2010 and 2011. Tebou is excited to come to LMU for the beautiful campus, small class sizes, and personal learning experiences between teacher and student. At LMU she intents to major in marketing.
Angie Vazquez hails from El Modena High School in Orange, Calif. The standout short stop has earned second team All-Century League honors each of her first three seasons at El Modena and is expected to bring a hot bat at the plate for the Lions beginning in the spring of 2015. Vazquez has also excelled in the classroom, earning Scholar-Athlete honors all three years as well.
Rachel Williams is a pitcher/outfielder from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nev. In her three years at Palo Verde, Williams has been awarded first team All-Sunset-Northwest League honors as well as being named a Nevada Scholar-Athlete. As a sophomore and junior she was also named to the Nevada All-State Class 4A first team. Williams chose LMU for the community, tradition, and academic prestige. She plans to study business at LMU and eventually attend Loyola Law School.