Softball Inks Five To National Letters Of Intent

Nov. 20, 2003

SEATTLE - Head Washington softball coach, Teresa Wilson, announced the signing of five athletes to National Letters of Intent. The newcomers include pitchers Caitlin Noble and Sarah Losleben, utility Torie Coury, middle infielder Ashley Charters and outfielder/ first baseman Lauren Greer.

Noble (Sammamish, Wash.) is one of three Washington recruits and pitches for Eastlake High School. Last season, Noble was named to the 4A All-KingCo first team and was selected as the league Most Valuable Player. As a member of the Washington Ladyhawks Gold summer team, Noble led the team to a 17th place finish at the ASA Gold Nationals.

'Caitlin is one of the premier pitchers in the state of Washington,' said Wilson. 'She has an exceptional foundation, work ethic, and mental approach and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with her.'

Losleben (Issaquah, Wash.), another Washington native, pitches for Skyline High School. She is a member of the Absolute Blast summer team that won the 2002 ASA 18A Washington State Championship and tied for 17th at the 2002 ASA 18A National Tournament.

'Sarah is another very good Washington pitcher who has a fabulous foundation on which to build,' said Wilson. 'Her work ethic is second to none, and she enjoys being a student of the game.

'I am thrilled to have signed two pitchers from Washington. I have had the opportunity to work with both Sarah and Caitlin in the past, as they have been attending summer camps here since they were 10 and 8 years old, respectively. To watch them grow and blossom, work with Eve Gaw, Jen Spediacci, and Bridget Wilcox to aid in their development, and to see them end up here at Washington is very special to me.'

Also signing with the Huskies is local standout Torie Coury (Everett, Wash.). Coury, a utility for Everett High School, is also a member of the Absolute Blast summer team that captured the 2002 State Championship and was NSA World Series Runner-up.

'Torie is a very good athlete, but what will make her great are her perspective, her work ethic and her heart,' said Wilson. 'She wants to get better every single day. I smile every time I watch her play or practice. She will never leave a practice or game with a clean jersey. Somewhere, somehow, she is going to dive to try to make a play. Desire is an amazing trait.'

Charters (Newberg, Ore.), a middle infielder out of Southridge High School, was the 2003 Oregon Co-Player of the Year and was a two-time All-State selection. A member of the Oregon Sun Supply summer team, Charters led her team to the 2002 16U 'A' division National Championship.

'Ashley is am amazing athlete who possesses all the tools for greatness,' said Wilson. 'She has incredible speed, can play multiple positions, can bunt, slap, and hit for power, and has a great passion for the game. She is going to be fun to watch in one of the top two spots in the batting order and is going to create a lot of RBI opportunities for the middle of the line-up.'

Rounding out the Class of 2008 is outfielder/ first baseman Lauren Greer (Placentia, Calif.). Last season, Greer led Matre Dei High School to the Serra League Championship and picked up first team all-league honors. A member of the WORTH Firecrackers summer team, Greer led her team to a third place finish at the 2003 ASA 18U Gold National Championship.

'Lauren is another athlete who possesses all the tools for greatness,' said Wilson. 'She led her team to a third place finish at Gold Nationals last summer, playing either first base or centerfield. Her performance was highlighted by hitting a grand slam home run in late innings of a tie ballgame late in the tournament. She can hit for power, but she will also slap, utilizing her excellent speed. We are very excited about her ability to set the table, or produce the RBI's, depending on the situation.'

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