EUREKA – Eureka College softball coach Debi Neff announced the addition of seven new players to the program on Tuesday.
The Class of 2020 features six freshmen and one sophomore, all in-state talents. They'll join a slew of experienced returners who helped the 2020 team go 8-2 on a spring break trip before the season was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I am really excited about the players coming in this year," Neff said. "We have added more speed and multi-position players."
The Class of 2020 features:
Natalie Clark (FR, 5-1, Accounting, Roanoke, Ill.; Lowpoint-Washburn)
Kylie Edwards (SO, 5-8, Ag. Business, Gridley, Ill.; El Paso-Gridley)
Tressa Grisham (FR, 5-2, Chemistry, Morton, Ill.; East Peoria)
Our next softball recruit of 2020 is Tressa Grisham.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 21, 2020
A 5-foot-2 freshman from East Peoria, Tressa helped the Raiders capture a Mid-Illini Conference title in 2019. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/q2EqJ09BHq
Elly Maier (FR, 5-3, Criminal Justice/Chemistry, Clinton, Illl.; Clinton)
Our next softball recruit of 2020 is Elly Maier.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 21, 2020
A 5-foot-3 freshman from Clinton, Elly batted .328 and received the team Player of the Year Award for the Maroons. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/Mj7vjbR3nN
Abby Newmister (FR, 5-1, Undecided, Bloomington, Ill.; Bloomington Central Catholic)
Brianna Seeman (FR, 5-4, Special Education (Childhood Education Endorsement), Fairbury, Ill.; Prairie Central.)
Our next softball recruit of 2020 is Brianna Seeman.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 21, 2020
A 5-foot-4 freshman from Fairbury, Brianna batted .306 with a .915 fielding percentage for Prairie Central. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/dTOMChFFCS
Bria Wessel (FR, 5-9, Kinesiology, Peoria, Ill.; Limestone)