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Coastal Softball Signs Two to NLI's

Morgan Noad and Briana Chiusano sign with Coastal

       

Morgan Noad

Morgan Noad

Nov. 21, 2011

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina softball team has signed Morgan Noad and Briana Chiusano to National Letters of Intent, announced head coach Kelley Green.

"The 2012 signing class is a small one, but we anticipate both of these players making a huge impact in our program. We are very anxious for these two exciting players to arrive on campus," said head coach Kelley Green.

Briana Chiusano


Noad is a 5-9 catcher/first baseman from Conestoga High School in Valley Forge, Pa. During her first three seasons at Conestoga High School she has posted a .461 batting average, 79 hits, 58 RBI, 49 stolen bases and nine homeruns. Noad saw limited action in her junior season due to an injury. She was named to the All-Central League, All-Southeast Pennsylvania Team and to the All-State team her freshman and sophomore season. In her junior season she was selected to the Southeast Pennsylvania Team and to the All-State Team.

"Morgan impressed us right from the start. She has proven that she has the tools to make an immediate impact right away behind the plate and in our lineup," commented Green.

Chiusano is a 5-6 center fielder from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Mass. The Hornets have finished second in the Hockomock League each of the past three seasons. Chiusano has been named to the Sun Chronicle All-Star Team during her freshman through junior seasons, while she was selected to the Hockomock All-Star Team and the Boston Globe All-Star Team her junior season. During her junior season, Chiusano recorded a career-high .514 batting average, 36 hits and went 34 for 34 on stolen base attempts, which is a school record. In her first season at Mansfield High School Chiusano tallied 15 RBI and five doubles.

"Bri is one of the fastest players that we have seen throughout the country. She will be a big-time threat each time she comes to the plate and will be a spark at the top of our lineup," stated Kelley.