Friday, December 7, 2012

NCAA berth pays recruiting dividends for UIS softball

Coach Mat Mundell used the University of Illinois Springfield softball team’s appearance in the championship round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional, runner-up at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament and its school-record 36 wins last spring to help his chances on the recruiting trail.

The result is his largest class of recruits during the early signing period. He has received letter of intents from seven high school players for the 2013-14 academic year.

“I thought we’d really see the fruits of our labor in this recruiting class,” Mundell said. “With the seven we were able to get, a lot of it came from our success.”

The softball team was featured by the State Journal-Register on December 7, 2012.

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