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Softball Announces Five Signings

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DAYTONA BEACH , Fla. - Bethune-Cookman University Head Softball Coach Chris Cochran announced the signing of five players to National Letters of Intent.

Kaitlin Alamprese (Don Antonio Lugo HS, Chino, Calif.); Bailey Conner (La Costa Canyon HS, Encinitas, Calif.); Courtnee Laughlin (Colton HS,Colton, Calif.); Jess ica Valenzuela (Aquinas HS, San Bernardino, Calif.) and Destinee Williams (Heritage HS, Brentwood, Calif.) will join the three-time defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Wildcats for the 2014 season.

"We are really excited about all five of our newly signed players," Cochran said. "They are all very good athletes with good speed who play on solid travel teams. All five players have received great coaching on their teams as well. I can't wait to get them on campus."

Alamprese (OF/INF) helped a high-powered Don Lugo team reach the 2012 California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division 2 title game and was named second-team all-conference. She plays with the Southern Cal Strikkers travel team.

Conner (IF/P) was a second-team all-conference selection while seeing playing time at both first base and pitcher. She is a teammate of Alamprese on the Strikkers travel team.

Laughlin (OF/IF) was listed on the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Softball Underclass second team. She plays her travel ball with Quakes Gold.

Valenzuela (IF/C) hit .500 in 2012 while playing third for Aquinas. She'll play shortstop her senior season. Her travel team is Case Batbusters.

Williams (OF/UT) hit .462 last season while leading Heritage to a 22-3 record. She is a member of the Cal Bears travel team.

B-CU, coming off its third consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, opens its 2013 schedule the weekend of February 9-10 at the Florida State tournament, facing North Florida and Jacksonville in addition to the Seminoles.

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