JDCC signs volleyball and softball recruits
Published 4:00 am Saturday, June 19, 2010
Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawk volleyball and softball coach Misti Nims has signed four volleyball and 13 softball players for the upcoming seasons.
For volleyball, Nims has signed Amber Broughton, Jakiaria Boyd, Kaylee Bradley, and Olivia Jobson.
For softball, Nims has added Michelle Smith, Loren McVicker, Jennifer Morris, Laure Bishop, Nataline Moseley, Ashley Killian, Kayla Hayes, Mallori Armstrong, Amber Steadham, Jennifer Whatley, Sarah Lee, Danielle McCastle, and Broughton.
For her volleyball signees, Nims signed one from Alabama, two from Florida, and one from Louisiana.
“Broughton is from Baldwin County High,” Nims said. “She is very quick and a knowledgeable player who will also play softball for us. Boyd, Tate High School in Florida, is an outside hitter with raw talent that I am eager to work with. She has a great vertical and love for the game.”
Bradley is from Baker High School in Florida while Jobson is from Bourgeois, Louisiana.
“Bradley comes from a very good program that reached the semifinals last year,” Nims said. “Jobson has great knowledge of the game and is quick. She comes from the same high school as all region player and former Lady Warhawk Brittney Rogers.”
For the Lady Warhawks in softball, Nims has signed 10 from Alabama, two from Florida, and one from Tennessee.
“Michelle Smith is a pitcher from McEwen, TN,” Nims said. “I am very excited about this player. She has very good speed and command of her pitches. Took her team to the regional playoffs. Loren McVicker, pitcher from Russellville, has raw talent that I am eager to work with. She also took her team to regional playoffs.
Morris is a local player from Flomaton.
“I am very excited about this player also,” Nims said. “Took her team to the regional playoffs and her sister is former all conference player at JDCC, Jessica Morris. Bishop is from Paint Rock Valley High in Alabama. She also has raw talent with great speed. Named all County player and is currently taking pitching lessons with Courtney Hudson, UAH, and also took lesson from Holly Currie at Auburn.
“Nataline Moseley is an outfielder from Jackson High. She is very fast and has a great arm. Looking forward to working with her. Took her team to the regional playoffs.”
Ashley Killian is a catcher and third baseman from Pleasant Grove.
“She has a great passion for the game and a great stick,” Nims said. Kayla Hayes is a catcher from Tanner High in Alabama. She has some raw talent that will develop into a great catcher. Has some power at the plate.”
Mallori Armstrong plays first and is from Madison County.
“She has a great arm and power at the plate,” Nims said. “She could be the starting first baseman this season. Amber Steadham is an outfielder and third baseman from Jay. We are very excited to get Amber. She was heavily recruited. Will be an immediate impact player. She was named to the all star team in high school.”
Jennifer Whatley is a shortstop from Samson.
“We are very excited about Jenny,” Nims said. “She is a hard worker with a great love for the game.”
Lee is a local player from T.R. Miller in Brewton.
“She is a catcher and first baseman,” Nims said. “We are excited to get some more local talent on our team. Sarah is strong and a hard worker that will have an opportunity to start. She took her team to the regional playoffs. Danielle McCastle is a centerfielder from Escambia High in Florida.
“We are very excited to get her will also be an impact player and starter. She is fast, fast, fast and can hit the long ball. Also heavily recruited but decided to join her sister Brittany on the team. Was named to the all star team.”
Broughton, who also signed to play volleyball for JDCC is a second and third baseman.
“She is a very quick and a knowledgeable player,” Nims said. “She has power at the plate.”