November 12, 2010
Head softball coach Ricci Woodard and the Texas State softball team have added four players for the Class of 2011. The reigning Southland Conference champions have beefed up their roster to add to the already stacked squad that they currently have.
Brittney Garcia is a 5-foot-7 infielder/outfielder from Round Rock, Texas and Stony Point High School. A letterwinner under head coach Christen Jonse, Garcia earned 16-5A All-District first team honors her sophomore and junior seasons. Brittney is the daughter of Placido and Pamela Garcia.
“Brittney is coming in as a predominant second base/outfielder, said Woodard. “She is going to be very diverse offensively for us, as she can hit from both sides of the plate,” said Woodard. “Brittney is an exceptional track athlete at Stony Point High School and we expect for her to tear up the base path while she’s here.”
Courtney Harris is a 5-foot-9 infielder/outfielder from Round Rock, Texas. Harris is a two-time all-region honoree and was also named to the all-tribune team under head coach Jennifer Painter. Courtney is the daughter of Rob and Kristi Harris.
“Courtney is going to help us both offensively and defensively, as she can play both the infield and outfield,” Woodard said. “She can hit for power, while also hitting for a high average. Courtney is also very deceiving on the base path. We look for Courtney to have an immediate impact her freshman season.”
Selena Hernandez is a 5-foot-2 infielder from Austin, Texas. Under head coach Elizabeth Sowers-Riley at Stephen F. Austin High School, Hernandez has earned first team all-district honors along with newcomer of the year accolades. Selena is the daughter of Rolando and Diane Hernandez.
“Selena is going to be one of the best all around athletes to ever play at Texas State,” Woodard said. “She’s about 5-foot-2 and hits the ball with a lot of power. Selena bats left-handed and is very versatile with what she can do. She can bunt, slap and hit for power. Look for her to be our leadoff hitter in 2012.”
Kendall Wiley is a 5-foot-6 infielder/outfielder from Austin, Texas. A letterwinner at James Bowie High School under head coach Cathy Johnson-Landers, Wiley earned all-state honorable mention honors as her team has made it to state for the past two years. Kendall is the daughter of Kelli Wiley.
“Kendall is a left-handed hitter with a lot of power,” said Woodard. “She is the clean-up hitter at Bowie High School, where they’ve played in the state championships the last two years. We expect Kendall to be in the middle of our lineup producing RBIs early in her freshman year.
“Overall, this class has a chance to do some amazing things for the future of Texas State softball. I can’t put into words how excited we are to ink these four players this week,” said Woodard.