Sacred Heart Softball Inks Three to Class of 2018
FAIRFIELD, CONN. (February 17, 2014)—Co-Head Coaches Pam London and Elizabeth Luckie announce the signing of three to National Letters of Intent Monday afternoon. The newest Pioneers are second baseman Stephanie Appelberg from Masuk High School, third baseman Hannah Ford from New Fairfield High School and centerfielder Lauren Delgadillo from Rancho Cucamonga High School.
"All three of these players are going to be impact freshmen," said London. "They are all offensive threats that possess power and the ability to hit for a high average. Stephanie will be an asset to our infield, while we will look to Hannah to serve as a utility player with some catching duties. Lauren is coming in to try to fill the shoes of our senior centerfielder, Jade Bowins."
Stephanie Appelberg, Second Baseman, Monroe, Conn., Masuk High School
Appelberg has been a varsity starter since her freshman year at Masuk. The Monroe, Conn. native was named All-Colonial League her freshman and sophomore years. This past year, Appelberg was named All-South West Conference as she led the Panthers to a State Championship. In her junior campaign, the second baseman hit .444 with six home runs in 20 games.
Hannah Ford, Second Baseman, New Fairfield, Conn., New Fairfield High School
Three-time All-NFCA First Team and All-South West Conference selection Hannah Ford heads into her senior season at New Fairfield High School just six hits shy of the 1,000 career-hits mark. In three season of high school ball, the New Fairfield, Conn. native hold owns a .508 batting average.
Lauren Delgadillo, Centerfielder, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Rancho Cucamonga High School
As a three-year member of the varsity squad at Rancho Cucamonga High School, Delgadillo is hitting a combined .373 with a .416 on base percentage. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native was named All-League second team her sophomore year before helping her team to the first round of the CIF playoffs and being named All-League first team and Most Improved Player her junior year.