Nov. 29, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Softball Head Coach Maria DiBernardi announced the names of the five student athletes who signed their national letters of intent. Joining the team in the 2013-2014 season will be Jessica Angersbach (Brick, N.J.),Lauren Herschberg (Santa Magarita, Calif.), Brette Lawrence (Sparks, Nev.), Natalia Segovia (Temecula, Calif.) and Chase Snell (Poway, Calif.).
DiBernardi and the rest of the Villanova squad anticipate the arrival of the five athletes next fall as she said, "We are very happy with the recruiting class of 2013. They all come from high quality travel ball programs and will fill the spots vacated by our graduating seniors. We will be deep in the catching area and have solidified our infield and pitching. These girls are all quality athletes and outstanding students in the classroom. We are very excited to welcome them to our Villanova family."
The five girls will enroll at Villanova in the fall as a part of the class of 2017.
Brick, NJ / Brick Memorial High School
First Team Coaches Division Team... Second Team All-County... Third Team All-Shore ... 2012-2013 Coach's Award and MVP... Captain 2012-2013... Plays for the Jersey Intensity Premiere club team under Kevin O'Donnell.
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./ Trabuco Hills High School
2010 Offensive Player of the Year... Plays for the Ca. OCElite club team coached by Greg Esteban.
Sparks, Nev./Spanish Springs High School
Left- handed pitcher
2012 Northern Nevada Player of the Year ... 2012 1st Team All State... 2011 & 2012 1st Team All Region... 2011 All State Academic Team... Plays for the Nevada Lightning club team coached by Frank Lawrence
Temecula, Calif./ Temecula Valley High School
Catcher/ 1B/ 3B
2010 D2 CIF Finalist... 2010 All League Academic Team... All League Academic Team... 2011 All League 2nd Team... 2011 Upland Tournament Champions... 2012 Sun Belt League Finalist... Member of the California Fury club team coached by Tom Santos.
Poway, Calif./Poway High School
Rookie of the Year... Golden Glove Award... Led infielders with 0.982 fielding percentage... Set school record for double plays... Led team in extra-base hits and slugging percentage... All-Palomar League Honorable Mention... Poway HS was CIF Finalist, and two-time CIF Quarter-Finalist... San Diego Union Tribune Scholar Athlete ... Member of California The Next Level (TNL) travel team coached by Jerry Delamater.