Sauk Valley Community College’s women’s softball team is building its roster for the 2011-12 season.
Coach Bob Lowe signed six area high school softball standouts to play for the Skyhawks for next year. They include:
- Marie Deter, Morrison High School, catcher/third base. Deter, a four-year varsity player, was named Second Team All-Conference Catcher, Second Team All-Conference Infield, and had two third place finishes at state.
- Tessa Mollet, Stillman Valley High School, shortstop/infielder. Another four-year varsity player, Mollet led her team in stolen bases three consecutive years.
- Jessica Kohler, Harlem High School, Loves Park, is a two-year varsity infielder.
- Samantha St. George, Byron High School, played varsity her freshman and junior years;
- Cali Bartholomew, Harlem High School, Loves Park, pitcher/center fielder, is a two-year varsity player who received All- Conference Special Mention.
- Taylor Larson, Huntley High School, Huntley, pitcher/ infielder. A three-year varsity player, Larson received her team's 2010 Top Pitcher Award and was part of the 2008 Fox Valley Conference, 3A Regional, and 2009 4A Regional championship teams.
All six will attend Sauk next fall. Lowe said this is the most players he has signed at one time for Sauk and that all six will be a great part of the team.
"These are talented players that will bring a lot to Sauk's softball program," said Lowe. "They're here to play softball, but, more importantly, they're here to get a quality education at Sauk. This will be a great combination for all the girls."
Mollet and Deter each said they were excited to get the opportunity to play after high school and to play under the guidance of Lowe. Mollet's father Donald added that her daughter's hard work has paid off.
This season, Lowe plans to take the Skyhawks to the highest competitive level with a strong group of returning and new players. The Skyhawks' season begins March 4 with the spring trip to South Carolina and then return to Sauk with a four-game home stand starting March 18.