Softball Signs Two More for 2016
On Wednesday January 21st, Andrea Sotelo (C/1B) from Imperial High School, Imperial California, signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball for the Roughriders. Andrea becomes the third 2015 graduate to sign with Yavapai during the first week of the NJCAA official signing period.
Coach Frizzell, Assistant Coach and Head Recruiting Coordinator first noticed Andrea from a skills video he found on YouTube. Coach Frizzell added, “Andrea dazzled while watching her video and I immediately picked up the phone and invited her in for a visit and a workout with the program.” During her first and only visit at Yavapai Coach Eastman was just as impressed with Andrea’s work ethic, personality and demeanor both on the field an off. The rest was a match made in heaven.
Andrea enters her fourth season at Imperial High School where she is primarily a catcher. She plays travel ball with Coach Renteria and the Arizona Firecrackers.
In addition, Coach Eastman said “I was very impressed with her work out here at Yavapai College. She seemed very relaxed and ready for the challenge. I see great things in Andrea’s future as a Roughrider, and cannot wait to work with her on a daily basis.”
Lindsey Smith (OF) from Mohave High School in Bullhead City didn’t waste any time signing her National Letter of Intent to play softball for Yavapai College. Lindsey signed on the very first day the NJCAA allowed seniors to sign, January 15th.
Head Coach Doug Eastman was hired to take of Yavapai College Roughrider Softball program April 26th 2014 and one of his very first tournaments he recruited was right in Yavapai’s back yard, the fun in the sun tourney. It happened to be that Coach Eastman would see Lindsey play a few times that sunny weekend here in Prescott. Coach Eastman invited Lindsey in for a workout just a few weeks after meeting the Mohave High outfielder. Lindsey loved her visit here at Yavapai and even came back for a second visit. It was at that exact time Coach Eastman decided Lindsey was a perfect fit for the program and offered her a scholarship. Shortly thereafter, Lindsey gave her commitment to Yavapai College.
Lindsey has complied great statistics while at MHS, her junior year she hit over .444 with three home runs. Lindsey excels not only on the softball field but she is also an All State swimmer as she competes in both sports on a National scene.
Coach Frizzell says “Lindsey will be a great fit for our softball program here at Yavapai, we look forward to spending the next two years with her as she grows as a person, student and athlete.” In addition, Coach Eastman added “Lindsey Smith is a rare package that contains all of the attributes a coach looks for in an athlete. I was impressed immediately with her speed, power and her desire to compete at the highest level.”