Smith Adds Duo to Jayhawks’ 2017 Roster
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas softball head coach Megan Smith added transfer Sarah Miller and incoming freshman Zara Voulgaris to the 2017 Jayhawk roster, as announced Thursday afternoon.
Miller and Voulgaris join the incoming recruiting class that features a talented group from as close as Missouri and as far away as Canada. The versatile 2016 recruiting class includes Becki Monaghan, Brittani Reid, Mandy Roberts, Madison Sykes and Courtney Taylor, along with Voulgaris and junior transfer Miller.
“We’re excited for Sarah (Miller) and Zara (Voulgaris) to join the Jayhawk softball family,” said Smith. “The pair will add even more depth to our versatile signing class from November. We can’t wait for Sarah, Zara and our entire 2016 class to be on campus and get to work on the upcoming season.”
Miller played two seasons for the Binghamton Bearcats before making her way to Kansas. She was named Second-Team All-America East and was selected to the America East All-Tournament Team during her sophomore campaign. Miller finished the 2016 season 7-1 in conference action with a 2.89 ERA and tied for second in the league in victories with 15. She hurled a no-hitter during non-conference action against Niagara on March 31.
In 2015, Miller appeared in 35 games in the circle with 27 starts and was in the batting lineup in 29 games. She was named the Most Outstanding Player of the America East Tournament as the Bearcats captured their first AE Tournament title. Miller led Binghamton to its first NCAA Regional appearance and hurled the most victories in the league after tossing 11 as a freshman.
Prior to two seasons at Binghamton, Miller was a four-year letterwinner at Brewer High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Miller was named to the TGCA Class 4A All-State team in 2013 and 2014, while earning three all-district and three all-academic district honors. She played travel ball with the Texas Mizuno.
Miller chose to continue her softball career at Kansas because of the welcoming and family-oriented atmosphere, along with the amazing facilities and proximity to her hometown of Fort Worth. She’s looking forward to being a part of a great program with a genuine coaching staff.
An infielder, Voulgaris prepped at Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Illinois. During her senior season, Voulgaris batted .354 with 17 hits, including five doubles and two home runs, in 16 games. She recorded 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored while posting a .446 on-base percentage. Voulgaris played travel ball with Nationals Gold.
Voulgaris chose to play softball at KU because she always wanted to attend a bigger school and Kansas has a reputation of excellent athletic programs. KU’s campus also felt like home to the incoming freshman and everyone in Lawrence was nice and instantly made her feel like she was a part of the softball family.
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