NewsLady Cougars Land Versatile Worthington Christian Player
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s fastpitch softball team has added another player to its roster for the 2005 season as Carol Montgomery has signed a letter of intent to further her education and continue her softball career at MVNU.
Montgomery, a native of Columbus, Ohio, played second base, shortstop, and catcher during her high school career at Worthington Christian High School. She was named to the Mid-Buckeye Conference and All-Central District First Teams in both her junior and senior seasons, and she was an MBC Second Team pick as a sophomore. She set school records in batting average, runs scored, and stolen bases.
"I am excited about the addition of Carol to our team,” said MVNU head coach Jeana Howald. "She is a very versatile player who could see time at second base or catcher, and we might also try to work her into the outfield rotation depending upon the needs of our team. She is the kind of player who gives me flexibility with my lineup decisions.”
In addition to playing softball, Montgomery was selected to the WCHS homecoming court in 2002.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Montgomery of her college choice. "The people at the school are very nice, and I was looking for a small college campus with a low teacher-to-student ratio. MVNU is also close to home, and I wanted to have the opportunity to continue to play softball at the college level.”
MVNU posted a 23-17 overall record in 2004 and finished fourth in the American Mideast Conference South Division with an 8-6 mark. The Lady Cougars also won the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region Tournament and advanced to the NCCAA National Tournament, where they finished fifth out of 10-teams. In addition, the team qualified for the AMC Tournament for the second straight year.