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SB: Mavs add five to signing class


 

 

Nov. 20, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas -- UT Arlington Softball announced five freshmen as its 2014 signing class Wednesday. Each newcomer has something to offer the Mavericks and head coach Kristie Fox is looking forward to the impact they will make.

"This class has the capability to continue to take UT Arlington in the direction we have been working so hard to achieve, " Fox said. "These young ladies understand the hard work and commitment it takes to compete at a high level."

Kayla Donaldson

P

5-8

FR

Lorena, Texas/Lorena

Haley Henson

OF

5-5

FR

Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock

Sanrda Mendoza

IF

5-6

FR

Eagle Pass, Texas/Eagle Pass

Taylor Simmonds

P

5-8

FR

Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock

Bryanna Datko

C

5-8

FR

Scripps Ranch High School/San Diego, Cali.

Bryanna Datko

Coach Fox on Datko: "Bryanna is a catcher that will be able to help manage the pitching staff we have and add another solid stick in the lineup."

  • Named 2013 2nd Team Eastern League
  • Named 2012 1sst Team Eastern League
  • 2012 Scripps Ranch Defensive Player of the Year
  • Won Eastern League Champions 2011 and 2013
  • ASA 12U Western National Champions 2009 with San Diego Mystic
     

Kayla Donaldson

Coach Fox on Donaldson:  "Kayla has a finesse yet grit about her that will complement the other pitchers on staff."

  • Named 2nd Team All District Pitcher as a freshman
  • Named 1st Team All District Pitcher as a sophomore
  • Lorena High School Team MVP as a sophomore
  • Super Centex Pitch 2nd Team as a sophomore
  • Super Centex Pitcher 1st Team as a junior
  • Lorena High School Team Defensive MVP as a Junior
  • Texas State Sports Writer Associations All State Team as a junior
  • Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winner-High School Level as a senior
  • Most Strikeouts in a Season (2013)
  • Most Wins in a Season (2013)
  • District Champions as a junior
     

Haley Henson

Coach Fox on Haley: "Haley will bring some speed to our outfield. You can tell she is competitor despite her sometimes quiet demeanor."

  • Second Team All District as a freshman
  • First team All district as a sophomore and junior
  • Dragon Hear Spirit Award as a freshman
  • Offensive Player of the year as a sophomore
  • Defensive player of the year as a junior
  • Academic All District Freshman year and Junior year
  • Academic Excellence Award freshman and junior year
  • Bi-District Champions (2010,11,12)
  • Played Summer ball with Texas Blaze Gold Slimp

 

Sandra Mendoza

Coach Fox on Mendoza: "Sandra has a lot of capability and great athleticism.  I think that she can come in and make an impact where ever we need her."

  • Named All District 1st team as 3B in 2011
  • Named all District MVP as SS in 2012
  • Named TWSA all state 3rd team as a SS in 2012
  • Named All District MVP as SS in in 2013
  • 2013 TSWA All State Honorable Mention as a SS
  • 2013 Eagle Excellence Award in Athletics

 

Taylor Simmonds

Coach Fox on Simmonds: "Taylor brings a presence and command on the mound that we are excited to add to the staff."   

  • Named Newcomer of the year in 2011
  • 2011 Academic all District
  • Team Defensive MVP in 2011
  • Team MVP in 2012
  • All Centex First Team Pitch in 2012
  • 2013 Academic All District

 

 

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