Gainesville — The North Central Texas College Lady Lions softball team added to their family on Jan. 18 as 11 high school players signed National Letters of Intent.
The 11 new players will join the team for the 2014-15 season beginning in August.
This year, 10 of the new players come from Texas with just one from across the border in Oklahoma.
The signees include Kaylea Armstrong of Burkburnett, Samantha Barrett of Grand Prairie, Grace Blagg of Denton, Molly Dolezel of Denton, Megan Durante of Denton, Sidney Kirk of Corsicana, Emily Kuser of Midlothian, Haley McCutchen of Lone Grove, Okla., Jessica Molina of Fort Worth, Shelby Watson of North Richland Hills and Katelynn Woodlee of Dodd City.
Armstrong is a pitcher and infielder for Burkburnett High School. She has been a starter throughout her high school career with a batting average of .384. She is a two-time All-District first team selection and was named to the 2013 Red River Diamond Dozen. She led her team to the State tournament this past year.
Barrett is an outfielder at Grand Prairie High School. She was a second team All-District selection in 2013. She was named Offensive Player of the Year and won the 3D award.
Blagg is home-schooled and plays for the CHANT Chargers. Her team won the National Association of Christian Athletes national tournament championship in 2013 after placing third in 2012. She is a two-time NACA All-American.
Dolezel is an outfielder at Denton Guyer High School and led her team to a Bi-District championship in 2013.
Durante is a catcher at Denton Ryan High School. She is a two-time All-District selection and also made the Academic All-District team.
Kirk is an infielder at Corsicana High School. She is an All-District selection and was named Offensive Player of the Year. In addition, she was a 2013 Academic All-State selection.
Kuser is a pitcher at Midlothian High School. She is an All-District selection and was the 2013 Golden Glove Award.
McCutchen is an infielder from Lone Grove High School. She was a 2013 All-State selection. She was also named Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the Oklahoma Super Team.
Molina is a utility player from Western Hills High School. She was named first team All-District in 2013 and was the Offensive Most Valuable Player.
Watson is an infielder at Richland High School. She has been named first team All-District twice and Academic All-District three times. Her team won an Area championship in 2013.
Woodlee is a utility player from Dodd City High School. She is a two-time Most Valuable Player and has also been named Offensive Player of the Year.
While these 11 players will be finishing up their high school careers this spring, the NCTC Lady Lions will begin their season Feb. 1 at home against Murray State (Okla.).