Softball Signs Three
Conway - Coastal Carolina University head softball coach Kelley Green has signed three players to the upcoming 2018 season as CCU enters its second year in the Sun Belt Conference.
Taylor Sweigart comes to CCU from Mertztown, Pa. She played at Brandywine Heights High School playing both first and second base, where she was a two-time First Team All-State performer.
Sweigart hit .592 her senior season with 42 hits, 45 runs scored, 44 RBI and 15 stolen bases as the Bullets ended the season with a 24-3 record and a BCIAA and District 3 championship.
She actually hit over .500 three seasons and concluded her career with 130 hits, 133 runs scored, 118 RBI and 42 stolen bases. Brandywine went 78-16 during Sweigart's four seasons with two BCIAA Titles.
Nathalie David played both right field and catcher for Wabash Valley Junior College in Mt. Carmel, Ill. She is a native of Evansville, Ind., where she played at F.J. Reitz High School.
At Wabash, David was named Second Team All-Conference in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC) her freshman season. She was also named Third Team Academic All-America.
After hitting .531 her sophomore season with 24 home runs, 23 doubles with 109 RBI and 110 hits, David was named the GRAC Co-MVP while racking up First Team NFCA All-America honors and Third Team NJCAA All-America honors. She continued her outstanding work in the classroom being named Third Team Academic All-America.
Another signee is Taylor Schmidt. The Hobe Sound, Fla., native will transfer to CCU after spending two seasons at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Schmidt was a dual-threat on the softball diamond as she went 11-4 on the mound with a 2.7 earned run average (ERA). She struck out 146 batters in 76 innings of work. She also hit .469 with 34 RBI and 10 home runs while playing first base.
She helped lead Indian River to the Southern Conference – NJCAA Region 8 title while picking up Indian River First Team All-Conference accolades.