PAINESVILLE, OHIO- Lake Erie College softball is welcoming in five recruits for the 2012-13 season who signed letters of intent to play for the Storm during the early Fall signing period.
"Everyone of these girls should be able to add a positive contribution to the school and our team," said Head Coach Kristin Hall. "They bring a variety of skill sets and we are excited to have all five."
Courtney Hawk, a shortstop and centerfielder, was named first team all-Southwestern Buckeye League for Dixie High School in 2011. The left-handed hitting Hawk plans to major in Physical Therapy with a minor in Spanish. Also a standout cross country runner for the Greyhounds, Hawk took home SWBL championships in 2008 and 2009. She will suit up for the North American Select Team this January for Cup 2012 in the Netherlands.
MacKenzie Quinn is a third baseman and outfielder who will join Coach Hall's program after hitting .358 as a junior for the 2011 state finalist Milan High School Big Reds. Quinn was named to the Huron League's honorable mention teams in both softball and volleyball and will enroll at Lake Erie undecided on a major.
Meredith Scholle will come to Lake Erie from Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. A decorated player thus far in her high school career, Scholle has garnered all-conference, all-area, and all-district honors. She was named her team's Most Valuable Player in 2011 after posting an impressive .447 batting average with 31 RBIs. She plans to major in Equine Entrepreneurship at Lake Erie.
Anorah Seita is coming off a standout season Galesburg-Augusta Rams of Battle Creek, Mich. Seita batted .545 in 2011 and posted a 1.78 ERA, including four career no-hitters. She was named her team's Offensive MVP and was an all-district, all-region and all-conference selection as a pitcher. Seita helped Galesburg-Auusta to the 2011 District Championship. Seita is an accomplished dressage competitor who volunteers with disabled children in a therapeutic horse riding center.
Kyleah Burton-Smiles, a switch-hitting infielder from Grandview Heights High School, received all-Mid State League and all-Central District honors as a junior in 2011 for the Bobcats. The Scholar-Athlete award winner was also named her team's outstanding offensive player for the season. Burton-Smiles, who is also a standout in volleyball and cheerleading, plans to major in psychology at Lake Erie.
This marked the first early signing period for Coach Hall after being named Storm head coach in January 2011.