Softball adds three more newcomers for 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro's softball program has added three more players to its 2009-10 incoming class, coach Jennifer Herzig announced Tuesday.
Raeanne Hanks and Eileen Horsmon will join the Spartans as freshmen this season, while April Langley comes in as a junior after transferring from Pitt Community College in Winterville, N.C.
Hanks, a right-handed pitcher out of Rainier, Ore., was a four-sport student-athlete at Rainier Senior High School. As a four-year softball player, Hanks was a first-team all-state and All-Lewis & Clark League selection. She helped her team to a pair of third-place finishes in the state and three straight league titles. Hanks was also a first-team all-league and all-state performer in volleyball, helping the Columbians to a fifth-place state finish, and was an honorable mention all-league selection in basketball, helping the team to a 39-0 record and league, district and state titles. She also swam for a year for Ranier and played on the Oregon Silver Bullets club softball team for a year.
Horsmon, a first baseman/third baseman, was a three-time All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference performer for Northern High School. The Dunkirk, Md., native was named the 2009 Player of the Year by both The (Southern Maryland) Recorder and The Calvert Independent, and was a three-time Washington Post All-Extra. She also took All-Metropolitan Md., D.C. and Va. honors from the Washington Post in 2009. Maryland's fourth-leading home run hitter of all-time, Horsmon helped Northern to three straight conference and regional titles and state 3A championships in 2008 and 2009. On the club level, Horsmon played for the Bayside Blues for nine years, helping the team qualify for the ASA Class A Nationals with just eight players.
Langley comes to UNCG after earning All-Region X Conference and Region X All-Tournament honors as an outfielder in both of her seasons at Pitt Community College. As a sophomore in 2009, Langley helped the squad to a 27-10 overall record (12-4 Region X) and a spot in the Region X title game. The Wilson, N.C., native was a four-year all-conference performer in both softball and volleyball at Fike High School in Wilson, helping her softball team to four conference championships and the volleyball squad to a conference title in 2007. She had the highest batting average on the softball team in both her junior and senior seasons and was the team's co-MVP her junior year. At the club level, she played a combined 10 years for the Wilson Diamonds and the Triangle Lightning.
Hanks, Horsmon and Langley join freshmen Chelsea D'Ambrosio, Ally Johnson and Heather Robb as newcomers on the Spartans' roster this season.
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