Softball Signs Four Recruits
Colonials set to add diverse group for 2019 season
WASHINGTON - George Washington softball head coach James DeFeo has announced that four student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to compete for the Colonials.
The group, set to join for the 2019 season, includes catcher Morgan Kummer (Ellsworth, Wis.), pitcher Megan Osterhaus (Burnsville, Minn.), infielder/pitcher Mia Parker (Los Angeles, Calif.) and outfielder Alayna Silvis (Cottage Grove, Minn.).
"This year's signing class brings a little bit of everything to the table," said DeFeo, who begins his second season with the Colonials in February. "We are adding speed, athleticism, power, and pitching depth to our roster with the signing of these four exceptional student-athletes."
5-8 | C
Ellsworth, Wis. | Ellsworth High School
Kummer has enjoyed a decorated career behind the plate at Ellsworth High School in Wisconsin, earning First-Team All-Middle Border Conference and All-Area honors in each of the past three seasons.
In 2017, Kummer guided the Panthers to their first conference title in more than two decades and a spot in the WIAA Division 2 regional finals. A member of the National Honor Society and Wisconsin Leadership Seminar participant, she also plays on the club circuit with Lady Lightning after previously competing with the Minnesota Magic.
DeFeo on Kummer: "Morgan is an incredibly hard-working athlete who has a powerful swing and an absolute cannon for an arm. Her primary position is catcher, but Morgan could probably play anywhere on the field due to her pure athleticism."
5-9 | P
Burnsville, Minn. | Burnsville High School
Osterhaus has been a steady presence on the mound for Burnsville High School in Minnesota since she was a seventh grader. Last spring, she turned in her best season yet, earning Honorable Mention All-State recognition at Minnesota's largest classification.
A member of National Honor Society for her work in the classroom, Osterhaus also made the Star Tribune's All-Metro Second Team and KARE 11's All-Twin Cities Second Team in 2017. The right-hander has earned All-Section 3AAA honors three times and All-South Suburban Conference accolades twice. She has played her club ball with various teams in the Lady Lightning organization since 2015.
DeFeo on Osterhaus: "Megan is a tenacious competitor that every coach would love to have on their team. She is a power pitcher who commands the strike zone and has the ability to control batters with a multitude of pitches."
5-11 | INF/P
Los Angeles, Calif. | Windward School
Parker has made an impact all over the field during her prep career at the Windward School in Los Angeles, Calif. The pitcher/infielder has been named to the All-Gold Coast League three times, and she earned a spot on the All-CIF Division 6 squad in 2016 after leading the Wildcats to the division quarterfinals.
Parker has played the past two years with the Ohana Tigers club after previously representing the So Cal Athletics and Nemesis Elite.
DeFeo on Parker: "Mia is a strong athlete with the power potential to put up big offensive numbers for us. She has the ability to hit for both power and average. Mia's defensive versatility will also bring added depth to the pitching circle as well as the infield."
5-3 | OF
Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park High School
Silvis has led Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minn., to back-to-back Suburban East Conference and Section 3AAAA titles and a pair of Minnesota state tournament appearances. She was named First-Team All-State in 2016 when the Wolfpack claimed the state consolation championship.
Silvis joined the varsity squad at Park as an eighth grader and has earned Suburban East all-conference recognition and all-state academic honors each of the past three seasons. She's played the last two years on the club circuit with Lady Lightning Gold after previously representing the Midwest Speed and Minnesota Renegades.
DeFeo on Silvis: "Alayna is a special athlete who can do many things on the diamond. At the plate, she is a lefty with great speed. In the field, Alayna has smooth enough hands to play middle infield and the foot speed to track anything down in the outfield."
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