Four Softball Players Ink Scholarships for 2017
Four members of the 2016 MSJC softball team have signed scholarships to continue their playing careers next season.
Ashley Brown, Angie Lopez, Nicole Stressling, and Jena Chilson who helped the Lady Eagles to a program record 22 wins this past season each signed with Southern California schools. Brown and Chilson will both play at St. Katherine College in San Marcos, while Stressling will attend Cal State San Marcos, and Lopez Cal State San Bernardino.
Brown had a tremendous sophomore season as she earned both First Team All Conference and First Team All Southern California honors. She leaves the Lady Eagle program with her name in the record books as she hit .495 this past season and had 55 hits to go along with 2 homeruns, 16 RBIs, 9 stolen bases, and a team high 33 runs scored. Brown's .495 average is the second highest in school history and her 55
hits is the third most ever by an MSJC player. She will be joined at St. Katherine by Chilson who was a two way threat over the past two seasons for MSJC as both a pitcher and a hitter. During the 2016 season Chilson earned 11 wins in the pitcher's circle and also clubbed four homeruns while driving in 23 runs. Chilson earned Second Team All Conference honors as a sophomore.
Stressling hit .347 and scored 26 times for the Lady Eagles this past season while Lopez hit .371 with 23 RBIs. Lopez and Stressling will get to compete against one another over the next two seasons as Cal State San Marcos and Cal State San Bernardino are both NCAA Division II schools that play in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Stressling and Lopez were both named Honorable Mention all conference as sophomores at MSJC.
Jena Chilson (top right) and Nicole Stressling (left) along with teammates Ashley Brown and Angie Lopez all signed softball scholarships for the upcoming school year. Chilson and Brown will attend St. Katherine College in San Marcos, while Stressling will play at Cal State San Marcos and Lopez at Cal State San Bernardino. These four along with the rest of the 2016 Lady Eagle team won a school record 22 games during this past season. (Renzy Reyes/MSJC)