Saint Leo, Fla. (November 28, 2006) – Saint Leo head softball coach Christi Wade has announced three signings during the NCAA’s early signing period.

The Lions have inked a pair of infielders and one pitcher during the early period.  Each has already enjoyed great success with their high school teams, including multiple State Championships and successes off the field in the classroom.

“I am very happy with our early signings,” Wade said.  “I am looking for them to make an immediate impact on the field next year.  All three come in with strong academics and will help us continue in our strive for excellence on the field and in the classroom.”

SAINT LEO SOFTBALL TEAM EARLY SIGNINGS
Elysha Egan
SS/2nd, Palm Harbor University High School
(5A State Champion)

Amanda Buckley
SS/2nd, Palm Beach Gardens High School
(2005 & 2006 Class 6A State Champions

Ashton Whidden
P, St. Stephens Episcopal High School

The Saint Leo softball team will open its 2007 season in Valdosta, Ga. on February 3-4.  The Lions have reached the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament in each of the last two season and in four of the last seven.