KU Adds McCaulley & Lucero to 2007 Signing Class
July 24, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
University of Kansas head softball coach Tracy Bunge announced Monday the signing of infielders Stephanie McCaulley (Victorville, Calif.) and Addy Lucero (Farmington, N.M.) of Odessa (Texas) Junior College to National Letters of Intent.
McCaulley, a 2006 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association NJCAA Division I Second-Team All-American, led the Western Junior College Athletic Conference with a .490 batting average and 98 hits as a freshman in 2006. The second baseman/shortstop also totaled 10 doubles and 49 RBI as a rookie, earning all-conference and all-region honors.
Lucero, who will have junior eligibility at KU, hit .350 for her career at Odessa and totaled 84 runs, 26 doubles and 122 RBI in two seasons with the Wranglers.
As a freshman, Lucero hit .374 in 76 games and led Odessa with a .580 slugging percentage, 89 hits, five home runs, 138 total bases and 84 RBI. The first baseman earned 2005 all-league and NJCAA Division I Third-Team All-America honors for her efforts, joining teammate Karina Cannon as the school’s first-ever softball All-Americans.
“We are excited about having the added experience in our lineup,” Bunge said. “Both Addy and Stephanie will add depth to our infield and offense. Stephanie brings much-needed speed as a lefty slapper, which we didn’t have in our lineup in 2006. Addy has the potential to play a number of positions and will bring some pop to our team offensively and can be an RBI hitter for us.”
The duo join five freshmen who signed in early November to make up the Jayhawks’ crop of 2007 newcomers. Odessa, coached by Joel Prickett and Brandie Row, were 2006 WJCAC and regional champs and finished fifth in the nation.
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