Oregon Softball Adds Two Players For 2002 Season

April 12, 2001

EUGENE - The University of Oregon softball team added two more players for the 2002 season, Oregon head coach Rick Gamez announced today. In all, the Ducks have signed five new players for next season.

Lakeesha Eversley (OF, Yuma, Ariz.) and Erin Goodell (MI, Roseburg, Ore.) will join recruits Ashley Richards (C/IF, Richland, Wash.), Lindsey Kontra (P, Valencia, Calif.) and Mari Lyn Petrick (C/UTIL, Hillsboro, Ore.) as the newest additions to the Oregon roster. Gamez expects all of the newcomers to see playing time next season.

'Erin brings a great attitude to the game and that's going to help her go a long way in this game,' Gamez said. 'And Lakeesha has a lot of speed as well as experience. She's a great gap to gap hitter and she's also got great bunting skills.'

Eversley, a sophomore at Arizona Western junior college, will transfer following this season. She is currently hitting .385 with 52 hits, nine doubles, two triples, three home runs and 45 RBI. Eversley's RBI total is seventh in the junior college ranks. Arizona Western is currently No. 2 in the nation among junior college's and the squad finished the 2000 season 53-14.

Eversley was both a first team all-Conference and all-region following her freshman season at Arizona Western and was a first team all-region all four years at Cibola High School.

Goodell, a senior at Roseburg high school, lettered four years in softball, basketball and soccer. She hit .450 her freshman year and followed with a .410 batting average her sophomore season. During her sophomore year, Goodell scored 26 runs and tallied 13 RBI. She was a second team all-state and all-conference selection following her junior season when she hit .545 and had a conference-leading 16 RBI.

'I'm really excited about coming to this league,' Goodell said. 'I know it's a really competitive league and I'm excited for the opportunity to play.'

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