New Mexico Softball Inks Three Standouts
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/21/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 21, 2007

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- Three players signed National Letters of Intent with New Mexico softball, Coach Ty Singleton announced today. Shenise Cox, Jessica Garcia and Kerry Hodgins all inked NLIs to join the Lobo softball program.

"We are very pleased to have signed three outstanding student-athletes," said Singleton. "They will be impact players and have the skills to compete at this level right away. I've been impressed with their speed. Their style of play compliments what we have been trying to do here at New Mexico."

Cox is a speedy outfielder from Antioch, Calif., who plays at Deer Valley High School. She led her team to a North Coast Section playoff berth last season and was named All-League honorable mention. The addition of Cox gives UNM another outfield with great range and a powerful hitter.

Hodgins, the sister of former Lobo Ryanne, is listed as an outfielder and second baseman. She currently attends John Burroughs High School in Burbank, Calif., where she has excelled on the softball field. Hodgins, who plays summer ball for the SoCal Pumas, is a multiple threat at the plate with her ability to bunt, slap and hit away. She has great range in the outfield and the speed to play up the middle.

Garcia has been listed by several publications as one of the top catchers in California. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native attends Etiwanda High School and plays summer ball for the American Pastimers. Garcia has been listed as a big time hitter and has a great understanding of the catching position.

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