Thursday, July 7, 2011

LSC Roundup 7-7

The University of the Incarnate Word women’s soccer program is pleased to announce the hiring of new assistant coach David Simeone.

Simeone brings with him an impressive amount of experience at the collegiate and international level and hopes to bring his successful coaching techniques to help the Cardinal soccer program as it battles in the South Central Region of NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference.

He comes to UIW from Phoenix, Arizona, where he was the President of Soccer Development Strategies, a consulting firm that assessed and trained players and assisted soccer clubs with staffing and strategic planning. Additionally, he was the Program Director for Sereno Soccer Club, which is ranked in the Top 25, nationally, in girl’s soccer clubs.

TexAnn softball adds California Community College Player of Year - TSU Sports
The Tarleton TexAnn softball coaching staff has added another piece to its 2011-12 roster with the addition of McKaylee Pittman.

Pittman, a junior transfer from College of the Siskiyous, signed a scholarship agreement with the TexAnns.

The native of Aledo was named the California Community College Athletic Association Player of the Year in Northern California in 2011 after hitting .496 with 10 home runs and a state-high 68 runs batted in during the regular season. She also tied for second in the state with 18 doubles.

The third baseman committed just four errors in 38 games while handling a team-high 65 assists. She was named the Golden Valley Conference Player of the Year and received First Team All-GVC recognition as well.
A 2009 graduate of AHS, Pittman helped lead her high school squad to the 2008 state championship, and she was named to the All-State Tournament Team.

“KayKay is a great addition to our program,” said Tarleton head coach Julie Mata. “She comes from such a talented Aledo program, and she achieved tremendous success in the highly-competitive California Community College softball circuit. As a scholar-athlete as well, she will fit in perfectly with this group of players we’ve added and are returning for the 2011-12 season. I really would have liked to have had her play for us right out of high school, but we were not in a position to bring her in to join us at that time, even though she caught our eye. It is great to get this opportunity to coach her now. Aside from the obvious talent that she will bring to our lineup and defense, I really like her personality. She has great communication skills and a look in her eye that speaks volumes about what she can bring to our program. Our team needs to continue the growth we experienced last season so that we can return to the top tier of softball in our conference, in the region and nationally. Adding another player with the heart and the type of offensive and defensive skills she will bring with her is a yet another big step in the right direction.”


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