4-30-10 April 30 2010 Update

APRIL30 2010 UPDATE

COMMITMENTS

Wagner’s Gold  Erica Nunn P/1B (2012) has made a verbal agreement to the University of South Florida.

Hayley Reinfield, P, 2011, Parkland FL, committed to South Carolina Upstate

 Mississippi State head softball coach Jay Miller has announced the signing of Vestavia Hills, Ala., standout pitcher Shana Sherrod to a national letter of intent.

 Alene Bethel Catcher,Washington Spirit Gold-Ochoa commits to Southeast Missouri State.

 Heather Turner, Texas Gold Elite, committed to Belmont

Midland Magic Commitments

 2011   IF/OF   Brittany Burgess     St. Bede High School              Bradley
2011   IF/OF   Kaitlyn Barrett         Monticello High School          Northern Illinois
2011   IF/OF   Kristyn Barrett        Monticello High School          Northern Illinois
2010   OF       Alex Baumgart        Boonville High School            Indiana State
2010   OF       Dagmar Ralphs       O’Fallon High School             Maine

2010 PITCHER NEEDED

Hampton University (D1) is seeking a 2010 pitcher.  Contact coach Gibbons.

Regina.gibbons@hamptonu.edu

FRANCESCA  ENEA
University of Florida senior Francesca Enea (Woodland Hills, Calif.) was honored with the Alachua County Work of Heart Award for a Collegiate Individual on Tuesday night.  The 38th Annual Work of Heart Awards banquet presented 17 awards to Alachua County residents, groups and organizations that chose to make a difference in their community through volunteerism over the past year. 

As a four-year member of Goodwill Gators, Enea performed over 600 hours of community service.  She created and organized charitable events such as Swing for Cancer, a fund-raising event which Florida student-athletes tried to hit against Florida’s All-American softball pitchers in order to promote awareness and aide in the research to cure cancer. The All-American has also served as the co-chairman of Gator Tracks, a program aiming to provide new shoes to children in need, Climb for Cancer Sport Camps, a day when children with cancer are invited to play with current and former Gators, and participates in Baby Gator, an activity demonstrating to preschoolers how to play softball. 

Enea has developed and maintained several relationships with patients in local hospitals.  This past fall, the left fielder implemented the idea to ‘adopt’ a 13-year-old cancer survivor through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ).  The FOJ program pairs children diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors with collegiate and high school athletic teams in hopes to expand the loving network of support and friendship for the child and their family.

This is Enea’s second Work of Heart honor.  In 2009, she accepted the award for a Collegiate Group as a part of CAMP (Collegiate Achievement Mentoring Program) Gator and now serves as the lead mentor.  The program is an innovative mentoring and leadership program that partners students from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School and the University of Florida, giving them the opportunity to learn, grow and lead together.

Enea has also been selected as a finalist for the LOWE’s Senior CLASS Award, an honor which recognizes student-athletes for their achievements in competition and the community.  Enea has been drafted by the NPF USSSA Pride.

 ATLANTIC 10 WEEKLY CONFERENCE AWARDS

Player of the Week Caitlin Trevillyan – Saint Louis
Pitchers of the Week Erin Gallagher – Saint Joseph’s
                                     
Jen Mineau – Fordham

Inside the International Space Station

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 Stupendous!

 

VASDAROVYA
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