Softball Signs Four Prep Standouts For 2005
Nov. 12, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State softball head coach Kirk Walker announced Wednesday that four student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play for the Beavers in 2005. Cambria Miranda of Camarillo, Calif., Lisa Hill of Tahuya, Wash., Stephanie Wagner of Ridgefield, Wash., and Nikki Reser of Portland, Ore., will all join the OSU squad.
Miranda will come to Oregon State next season after graduating from Adolfo Camarillo High School where she has led the team to three consecutive Pacific View League championships. The versatile infielder/outfielder earned Pacific View Player of the Year honors in 2003 as a junior and is a two-time All-CIF first team member. She was also honored in back-to-back seasons as a first team Los Angeles Times selection and was named the 2003 Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Daily News.
'Cambria is an exceptional athlete from an exceptional program,' said OSU head coach Kirk Walker. 'She brings tremendous hitting ability and defensively she is extremely versatile - being able to play both infield and outfield.'
Hill will join Oregon State after graduating from North Mason High School where she has helped the school to three consecutive top-5 finishes in the state of Washington. The utility player was named the Nisqually League MVP as a sophomore and was a first team selection as a junior. She earned second team All-PCL honors as a freshman pitcher.
'Lisa is a tremendous hitter and has a very explosive swing,' said Walker. 'She'll bring us a lot of offense and we're glad to have a great Northwest hitter staying close to home.'
Wagoner, a shortstop, will come to OSU from Ridgefield High School, where she led her team to a second place finish at the State Tournament in 2003. Wagoner is a three-time first team All-Trico League honoree and earned both league and team MVP accolades as a junior. A member of the National Honor Society, Wagoner has also competed two seasons on the varsity basketball team.
'Steph was the first athlete that committed,' said Walker. 'She is a great athlete - tall and lanky - and has been a big player at the Gold level of ball for a number of years. She is another strong prospect out of the southern Washington area and we're excited to continue our strong ties to that part of the state.'
Reser, an oufielder/third baseman, will join the Beavers after graduating from Westview High School. She helped the Wildcats garner the 2003 Metro League Championship and earn a trip to the State Semifinals. Her father, Marty Reser, lettered as a wrestler at Oregon State in 1981.
'Nikki has great ties to the university,' said Walker. 'She'll be bringing speed to the lineup and will help us increase our team speed as a whole.'
All four members of the signing class have seen success not only on the field but also in the classroom academically.
'I feel very, very excited with this signing class,' said Walker. 'It continues our tradition of a strong athletic, academic, and family oriented group. They all bring great families and very solid academic backgrounds. This is another one of our top classes that we've signed, and they will bolster our depth next year.'
The Beavers have made five consecutive NCAA Regional Tournament appearances, including three trips to the Regional Championship game.
Oregon State opens the 2004 season on January 30, in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the UCSB Tournament.
OREGON STATE SOFTBALL SIGNEES:
Cambria Miranda (Camarillo, CA/Camarrilo High School)
Lisa Hill (Tahuya, WA/North Mason High School)
Stephanie Wagoner (Ridgefield, WA/Ridgefield High School)
Nikki Reser (Portland, OR/Westview High School)