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Wayne State Softball Signs Three Recrutis

Posted: 17 April, 2013

WAYNE - Wayne State College Head Softball Coach Krista Wood announced today that three players have signed a letter of intent to attend Wayne State College and play softball for the Wildcats in 2013-2014 academic year. Twin sisters Melanie and Monique Alyea of Phelan, California and Katherine Curtis of Overland Park, Kansas will be included in the newest recruiting class along with Alyssa Schropp of Hastings, who signed during the NCAA early signing period in November.
            Melanie Alyea is a utility player who pitches, plays first base and is a designated player at Serrano High School in Phelan, California. Melanie has been a three year starter and four year letter winner in high school in the Mojave River League where she was named First Team All-League in 2011 and Second Team All-League in 2012. Her softball team was Mojave River League Champions in 2012 and she was part of a team that reached the 2012 quarter finals at California Interscholastic Federation. During the 2013 season, Melanie is hitting .440 and has seven homers so far this season.
            “Melanie is a solid player both defensively and offensively. She is an all-around athlete, and will add depth to our pitching staff, as well as our infield,” said Coach Wood. “With her competitive edge and good mix of pitches she will keep batters off balance. Being a powerful hitter, we look for Melanie to add many runs to the score board next season.”
Monique Alyea is a catcher/third baseman from Serrano High School in Phelan, California where she was a three year starter and lettered all four seasons. Monique was named All-Mojave River League Second Team in 2011 and was First Team in 2012. She was also named All-Area catcher in 2012. Monique was part of the 2010 Mojave River League championship team and was also on a team that advanced to the quarter finals of the California Interscholastic Federation. Monique currently has a batting average of .475 during the 2013 season.
“Monique will bring to the Wildcat program experience playing both catching and playing the 3rd base which makes her a very versatile player,” stated Wood. “She is very quick behind the plate with a strong arm. Monique will be a great addition to the Wildcat softball team.”
Katherine Curtis is an outfielder from Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas where she has started and lettered two seasons. Individual and team statistics were not available.
“Kathy is a great player, with a positive attitude and work ethic. She is sure to be a spark in our outfield,” remarked Wood. “She is an outstanding athlete and competitor who is driven to win both on and off the field.”.”
                Wayne State College is currently 23-7 on the season and leads the NSIC standings with a 14-2 league mark after sweeping Tuesday’s doubleheader with Sioux Falls 3-1 and 4-2. Wayne State College is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16 team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.



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