Softball Adds Two to 2015 Signing Class
Dawson, Elder Become Two Newest Members of Building Mean Green Softball Program
DENTON -- Just one month removed from the final game of the 2015 season, temperatures are already beginning to rise under the summer sun in North Texas and that means the Mean Green coaching staff is hard at work preparing for the future. In an effort to continue building a next-level program, Tracey Kee has signed two more members to the 2015 signing class, for a total of eight incoming student athletes to this point.
"The softball student athletes entering North Texas in the fall understand the importance of competing daily both in the classroom and on the field," Kee said. "They are not afraid of hard work, and relish the opportunity of moving our program in a forward direction. Their overall athleticism, coachability, self-motivation and passion for the sport will benefit the Mean Green for years to come."
North Texas softball's newest additions include transfer junior Jessica Elder of Howard College and incoming freshman Makenzi Dawson of Robinson High School (TX). To keep track of the 2015 softball recruiting class, stay tuned to MeanGreenSports.com for all future signings. To learn more about the other six athletes signed during the early signing period in the fall, visit here.
Coach Kee on Elder: "Jessica is a competitive student athlete who understands the game within the game. Her experience and skill set will balance our 2016 pitching staff well. She understands the importance of balancing both sides of the plate and strike zone. Her ability to mix her speeds will indeed benefit us in keeping batters off balanced. Being able to add a lefty to our staff will give us many options when it comes to giving teams different looks."
Why Jessica chose North Texas: "I chose the University of North Texas because the campus and athletic facilities were outstanding. The coaching staff, training staff and academic staff were friendly and supportive. It has always been a dream of mine to play softball at the division one level and North Texas made that dream come true!"
Coach Kee on Dawson: "We are very excited to adding Makenzi and her family to our Mean Green family. Makenzi's athleticism and sheer determination to compete will be a huge asset to our program. Her versatility and speed will allow us many options. My staff and I look forward to helping Kenzi become an intrical part of our program's future."
Why Makenzi chose North Texas: "I chose the University of North Texas because I felt like it was the right fit for me to continue my softball career and further my education. I've been playing softball at a very competitive level since I was eight years old and have grown to love the game and love to compete. North Texas' softball team is a competitive program that I can not wait to be a part of."