Cal Softball Signs Seven Players to Letter of Intent

Dec. 1, 2005

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BERKELEY - University of California softball coach Diane Ninemire has announced the signing of seven high school players to National Letters of Intent - Christina Schallig (2B), Shannon Houston (IF), Brittany LaRosa (P), Marissa Drewrey (P), Taylor Kelly (SS), Bernice Masaniai (C) and Vernae Sevilla (2B/SS).

Schallig, a native of Carson, Calif., has been named first team LA Times All-Region for the past three seasons. During the 2005 season, Schallig batted .496 in 100 at-bats with 13 home runs and 48 RBI. She attends Carson High School.

Houston, who hails from New Egypt, N.J., was a member of the 18U state championship team in 2003 and helped her New Egypt High School team win the 2004 South Jersey Sectional Championship.

LaRosa has been a member of the All-California and LA Times All-Region team for the past three seasons. The Diamond Bar native has also helped Diamond Bar High to two Sierra League titles and a semifinal appearance in the CIF tournament.

Drewrey, a native of Oakdale, Calif., posted an ERA of .030 in 2005 and finished with a 26-2 record, including 24 shutouts in 28 starts. She was named the Modesto Bee player of the year after leading her Oakdale HS team to its first Sac-Joaquin Section title since 1984.

Sevilla, who lives in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., finished the 2005 season with a .452 batting average. The infielder, who attends Rancho Cucamonga HS, has been named to the All-Inland Empire, all-county and all-state teams during her high school career.

Masaniai, a native of Salt Lake City, is a two-time all-league honoree. The catcher attends Rancho Alamitos HS.

Kelly, who lives in Santee, Calif., helped her Santana HS team to a CIF championship in 2004 and a league title in 2005. The shortstop carries a .300 batting average.

2005-06 Signing Class
Marissa Drewrey P Oakdale, Calif./Oakdale HS

Shannon Houston IF New Egypt, NJ/New Egypt HS

Taylor Kelly SS Santee, Calif./Santana HS

Brittany LaRosa P Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Bar HS

Bernice Masaniai C Salt Lake City, UT/Rancho Alamitos HS

Christina Schallig 2B Carson, Calif./Carson HS

Vernae Sevilla 2B/SS Rancho Cucamonga/Rancho Cucamonga HS

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