Softball Signs Four Players To National Letters-Of-Intent

Nov. 15, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford softball program announced the signing of four athletes- Megan Bordelon (Laguna Niguel, Calif.), Lauren Lappin (Anaheim, Calif.), Catalina Morris (Sonoita, Ari.) and Laura Severson (Frankfort, Ill.)- to National Letters-of -Intent beginning with the 2002-03 season, according to head coach John Rittman earlier today.

'I'm very excited about this class,' said Rittman. 'They will have an immediate impact on our squad next season and we are looking forward to their arrival in the fall.'

Megan Bordelon, a middle infielder, attended Dana Hills High School and plays for the Southern California Filly's.

'Megan is very athletic and will play in the infield for us,' said Rittman. 'She works very hard and is a great fit for Stanford softball.'

Lauren Lappin, a catcher/infielder, attended Loara High School and was a member of the California Cruisers.

'Lauren is a tremendous athlete who is very versatile and her athleticism will be a huge asset to our program,' explained Rittman. 'She is simply a winner.'

Catalina Morris, an outfielder from Sonoita, Ari., graduated from Buena High School and played for the Arizona Alleycats.

'Catalina is a very gifted player who will fit right into Stanford softball. She is a solid addition to our program and we are fortunate to have her aboard.'

Laura Severson, an infielder/pitcher, comes to the Farm from Lincoln-Way Central High School and was a member of the Whiteford Sharks.

'Laura is yet another great addition to our program,' Rittman said. 'She is very competitive and has an outstanding work ethic. Laura should step in and contribute right away.'

The Cardinal softball team made its first appearance at the Women's College World Series in 2001, going 2-2 to tie for third annually. Stanford closed out the season with a school-record 54 wins (54-16-1) and posted a school-record 33 shutouts in 71 games played last season. The Cardinal, ranked No. 3 in the final NFCA/USA Today Poll, tied for third place in the Pac-10 with an 11-10 conference mark and went 4-1 on its way to winning the Stanford Regional- the first ever played on The Farm.

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