Meet the new Lady Flames(from left to right): Miranda Fielder, Elena Lampman, Jenna Eatmon, Leah Cossentino, Keely McMillon, Amber DePasquale, Tiffani Smith and Cassie Hendrix.
Liberty Head Softball Coach Paul Wetmore welcomed eight new members to the Lady Flames' roster this fall, including seven freshmen and a junior college transfer. Here is your chance to catch a brief glimpse at the latest additions to the Lady Flames softball program. #5 - Amber DePasquale (UTL, Fr., 5-4, Woodlands, Texas) Prep: Graduated from The Woodlands High School … four-year letterwinner as a utility player … named second team All-District and All County her junior year … played travel ball for Texas Hit-N-Run, helping the team to the Houston Metro ASA champions and Texas AFA State champions … recorded a .451 batting average with two home runs … led her team with an 11-1 record from the mound with 60 strikeouts and a 0.75 ERA. Personal: Daughter of Clare Smith … comes from an athletic family as her brother plays football at Colorado School of Mines … majoring in biology with a pre-veterinary emphasis … birthday is on August 13. #8 - Tiffani Smith (RHP/UTL, Fr., 5-7, Hanover, Pa.) Prep: Graduated from South Western High School … four-year letterwinner … holds school record in career ERA (0.20) and strikeouts (443) … finished her junior year with a .588 batting average on 46 hits … struck out 225 batters as she led her team with a 14-3 record from the mound … recorded a .508 batting average her senior season with 26 runs … struck out 216 batters to finish her senior season with a 15-1 record and an ERA of 0.453 … voted YAIAA Player of the Year her junior and senior seasons … named to the Distinguished Honor Roll. Personal: Daughter of Phil and Paula Smith … majoring in elementary education … birthday is on February 7. #9 - Elena Lampman (OF., Fr., 5-3, Vancouver, Wash.) Prep: Graduated from Ryle High School … four-year letterwinner as a center fielder … led Northern Kentucky in career runs scored (101) and stolen bases (80) … finished career with a .492 batting average … helped her team to district champions all four years … Kentucky all-star honoree all four years … helped her team to regional and state championships her junior and senior years … also participated in track … track state competitor all four years. Personal: Daughter of Jill Lampman … majoring in kinesiology … would like to pursue a career in personal fitness training … birthday is on November 18.
#10 - Miranda Fielder (OF, Jr., 5-7, Tazewell, Va.) Previous School: Played two years at Bluefield College as a utility player … completed her sophomore year with 30 hits to go along with a .303 batting average Prep: Graduated from Tazewell High School … three-year letterwinner … earned first team all-district honors three years … member of the all-regional team two years … honor roll … Student Government representative. Personal: Daughter of Randy and Tammy Fielder … majoring in mass communications … would like to pursue a career as a sports broadcaster or broadcast journalist after graduation … birthday is on November 9. #21 - Cassie Hendrix (INF, Fr., 5-6, Indianapolis, Ind.) Prep: Graduated from North Central High School … four-year starter … named team MVP her freshman and senior years … voted All-City her freshman and sophomore year, while playing shortstop … received the Golden Glove Award her junior year … honored as All County and all conference her junior and senior years, while playing at second base ... named Team Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Captain Award her senior year … played travel ball for 18U Indiana Magic and helped her squad win a state championship and finish No. 17 at ASA National Championships in College Station, Texas … also played four years of basketball … state runner-up for basketball her freshman year … led her squad to city champions her freshman and junior seasons … named to the honor roll. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Shelley Hendrix … majoring in Elementary Education … would like to pursue a career in teaching after graduation … birthday is on November 8.
#22 - Jenna Eatmon (UTL., Fr., 5-6, Emerald Isle, N.C.) Prep: Graduated from Croatan High School … four-year letterwinner as a pitcher… currently holds the fifth-highest season batting average (.627) in the state of North Carolina … three-time all conference and All Area honoree … broke the school's batting average record her sophomore year by batting .627 … named team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior … batted .486, earning her area player of the year honors … recorded a 17-5 record from the mound and struck out 87 batters with an ERA of 1.96 … finished her senior year batting .436 and posted a 0.086 ERA … honored as conference player of the year, area player of the year, all district, district player of the year, Most Outstanding Female Athlete, WITN student-athlete of the week, and Wendy's Scholar Athlete … helped the Carolina Cardinals to ASA national and state championships in 2006 … honor roll … Student Government representative. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Joy Eatmon … majoring in psychology… intends on becoming a clinical psychologist after graduation … birthday is May 30. #23 - Keely McMillon (UTL, Fr., 5-5, Vermontville, Mich.) Prep: Graduated from Lansing Catholic Central High School … four-year starter … named All Area, All District, All Region and Capital Area Conference First Team throughout her four years of varsity softball. Personal: Daughter of Rod and Corrine McMillon … comes from athletic family, as her sister, Nicole, played softball for Hartford … majoring in business … birthday is on December 7.
#33 - Leah Cossentino (UTL, Fr., 5-1, Marriottsville, Md.) Prep: Graduated from Glenelg High School … four-year letterwinner … finished her career in school's top 10 list in games, runs, RBIs, stolen bases, sacrifices, doubles, triples, home runs and walks … voted team rookie of the year her freshman year … helped her team to regional and county championships … All-County honoree all four seasons … led county with highest batting average (.508) her junior year, including 4 home runs, which earned her honorable mention All-Metro … earned team MVP honors … voted captain her junior and senior seasons … batted .490 her senior season … also played field hockey and earned All-County honors … helped her team to county and regional championships, while finishing as state runner-up … named to the National Honor Society … honor roll. Personal: Daughter of Wayne and Debi Cossentino … majoring in nursing … birthday is on May 15.
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