Otero Junior College is proud to announce the early signing of seven players to the 2013-14 Lady Rattlers Softball team.
Nicole Montoya is a catcher/utility player from Pueblo South High school with great softball instincts.
“Nicky will be a great addition to our softball program,” said Ben Garcia, OJC’s Head Softball coach. “She has all the qualities that you look for in a top notch player: speed, arm strength, and hitting power. She has the ability to immediately start for us and become an impact player.”
Ashley Carrillo, outfielder and utility player from Pueblo South, comes from a family with great athletic ability. She is the younger sister of OJC’s Head Baseball coach, Chris Carrillo.
“Ashley will play a big part in solidifying an already strong outfield. Her work effort is second to none, we look for her to make an immediate impact and be a leader on our team,” said Garcia.
Daniella Maestas comes to OJC from Pueblo East High School. She is a strong outfielder.
“Dani played for me at East High School so I know what she brings to the table,” explained Garcia. “She has a huge desire to succeed. We are really excited to have her join our team and look forward to her competitive spirit.”
Anna Jean Souza, Honolulu, Hawaii, played for Kapolei High School as a catcher and infielder. She is expected to be an immediate impact player. Her pop time, home to second base, is 1.7 seconds.
According to Garcia, “Anna was highly recruited by a number of colleges, but chose Otero to continue her education and playing skills. She is a very strong hitter with a gun for an arm.”
Chermayne Yago also played for Kapolei High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. A strong outfielder, Yago also has extraordinary speed and can run from home to first base in 2.6 seconds.
“Chermayne is a great outfielder, with good pop in her bat as well,” said Garcia. “She is a very good athlete and will definitely hit the ground running when she arrives at Otero.”
Brook Boothe, Las Vegas, Nev., pitched for East Career &Technical Academy. She is expected to have an immediate impact for the OJC pitching staff.
“We are very excited to have Brook join our Rattler family. She’s a very strong, solid lady with a great desire to succeed, not only on the field, but in the classroom,” Garcia said.
Lindsey Pritchard, Thornton, will come to OJC from Horizon High School. She is a very strong, powerful athlete with quick hands.
“Lindsey will be a great hitter for us and will be an immediate impact in the infield,” explained Garcia. “We are happy to have her join our family.”
Look for these players on the field for the Lady Rattlers in the 2013-2014 season.
Photo Caption: Nicole Montoya, Ashley Carrillo and Daniella Maestas
Photo Caption: Anna Jean Souza
Photo Caption: Chermayne Yago
Photo Caption: Brook Boothe
Photo Caption: Lindsey Pritchard