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 Date: July 23, 2007 Contact:  Ashley Walyuchow 361-485-4424

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UHV signs 2 from Navarro College


 

UHV head softball coach Keri Lambeth has announced the signing of two players from Navarro College.  Pitcher/ first base Stephanie Lavey and catcher Samantha Campagna both signed letters of intent to play with the Jaguars. 

 

This past season, Lavey broke the Navarro College record for home runs in a season with 12.  The Mesquite native had grabbed a share of that record last year when she belted 11 home runs.  Lavey also compiled a 6-5 record on the mound.

 

“Stephanie brings power and I expect her to drive in a lot of runs for the Jaguars,” said Lambeth.  “She also provides pitching depth, which is very important at the NAIA level.”

 

Campagna, who hails from Houston, was fourth on the team in 2007 with a .359 average. Her experience behind the plate should help the pitching staff gel.

 

“Sam will be one of our on-field leaders during games,” said Lambeth.  “Sam’s experience is invaluable and she also brings a solid bat to our lineup.”

 

Stephanie Lavey

 

Season             GP       AB       Hits      HR       Avg.     RBI     

 

2006                   40       78         28        11      .359       26       

 

2007                   56      140        59        12       .421      47       

 

Career                96       218       87        23        .399      73       

 

 

 

Samantha Campagna

 

 Season             GP       AB       Hits      HR       Avg.     RBI     

 

2006                  49       122        43         4        .352      23       

 

2007                  47         92        33         0        .359      17       

 

Career                96       214        76         4        .355      40       

 

The Jaguars’ inaugural softball season begins in February 2008.

 

 

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