Waxahachie, Texas – May 18, 2017- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team has been done with their season for less than two weeks now, but head coach Sarah Harman isn’t taking a break yet, she has been hitting the road and has signed four new recruits for the 2018 season. Allie Horton, Morgan Valentino, Cheyanne Phillips and Kylee Fowler have committed to being Lady Lions.
Harman is excited with the way her new additions add to her roster, “These four recruits compliment the other recruits that we have previously signed this year and they add to our core of returners. My goal this year was to bring more arms to help in the circle and to provide next year’s team with depth in some infield positions, primarily in the middle infield. This group helps round that out.”
Allie Horton is a pitcher and third baseman from Cedar Hill, Texas. She was named as the 2017
defensive MVP and received the Arturo Gatti Tough as Nails MVP Award. She was also picked as an All District Honorable Mention.
Morgan Valentino is a middle infielder from Red Oak, Texas. Valentino batted .332 for the season and .411 in district play. She was picked as the team MVP in 2016, First Team All-District in 2015 and 2016, and chosen for the Hawk Award in 2015. Valentino is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Cheyanne Phillips is a junior college transfer from Kilgore College. She graduated from Rusk High School
in Rusk, Texas. She was named 1st Team All District every season in high school and was named Pitcher of the Year her senior season. During her senior season of high school, Phillips batting average was .390 and slugging percentage was .519 with 21 RBI’s. Her ERA was 2.86 with 98 strike outs.
Kylee Fowler is also a transfer from Austin College. In high school she played for both Ferris High School and then Palmer High School where she racked up awards at both places. During her junior season she was awarded District Defensive MVP and in 2015 (senior season) she was named as the Ferris Softball MVP and District Defensive Player of the Year.
Horton, Valentino, Phillips and Fowler will add to four other recruits for the 2017-2018 school year. In February, Harman announced the signing of Rosie Guadarrama, Amy Vejil, Choloe MeGee and Arras Luna.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.