SOSU Softball signs 3 JUCO players

Southeastern has signed a trio of junior college athletes to join the Savage Storm for the 2011 season, head coach Ron Faubion has announced.

Sam Vrska and Katie Campbell come the SE from Seminole State after playing for coach Kristina McSweeney, while Kelsey Reding joins the Storm after a two-year career at Eastern Oklahoma State under coach Andy Mace.

Vrska, a third baseman, was an all-state selection while playing for coach Keith Little at Prague High School, where she was also an honor student.

She is a .400-plus hitters at SSC this season with nine home runs and is a two-time all-region selection.

Campbell, a short stop, was a fast pitch and slow pitch all-state selection while playing for coach Brian Davis at Tupelo High School where she was also an honor student in the class room.

She is a two-time all-region selection and a JuCo All-American in 2009. She is batting .497 on the season with 12 home runs and 64 RBI.

Both Vrska and Campbell are honor roll honorees at SSC.

“Both Sam and Katie are outstanding players,” said Faubion, “They should be able to come in and play immediately after coming from excellent coaching backgrounds.”

Reding, a pitcher, comes to SE after posting 32 wins as a starting pitcher for EOSC and posting a career ERA of just over 2.00, while on the offensive side she has posted a .310 average and set a school record with 11 consecutive hits during her freshman season.

She hails from Aubrey, Texas, and has earned several academic honors, including being a Presidential Academic Scholarship Athlete and earning the Larry Stone Award for her academics and citizenship contributions.

“Kelsey has a chance to be an outstanding pitcher,” said Faubion, “She is a great student and is highly motivated.”

The trio joins Amber Clifford and Audra Rhudy who signed early with the Storm.

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