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HartBaseball_SoftballLogoSix year ago the Hart 10U Girls Softball team did the improbable, winning a National Championship. Yesterday nine of those girls did what few others get to dream of, signing a national letter-of-intent to play NCAA Softball.

The list includes a who’s who of Foothill league talents from the 2014-15 season; Jessica Harper, Mariah Lopez, Cayla Kessinger, Ty Cueva, Lindsay Clare, Raquel Blanchard, Sierra Boyajian, Brittany Ross-Smith and Amanda Doyle.

Harper helped lead West Ranch to their fourth straight Foothill league title, falling just an inning short of claiming a CIF-SS Division One Championship. Lopez has been nearly un-hittable in her career in the circle for Saugus, while Blanchard, Doyle and Ross-Smith have been some of the most consistent hitters over the last few seasons.

When all totaled, the entire class of signees is possibly the best in the history of Santa Clarita Valley softball.

 

The nine girls can add their names to a long line of Santa Clarita Softball players who have gone on to college careers dating back to the 1970s.

Full List of Signees and Schools:

Jessica Harper (West Ranch) – University of Arizona

Mariah Lopez (Saugus) – University of Oklahoma

Cayla Kessinger (Saugus) – University of Missouri

Ty Cueva (Saugus) – California State University, Northridge

Lindsay Clare (Saugus) – University of San Diego

Raquel Blanchard (Hart) – Brown University

Sierra Boyajian (Hart) – Portland State University

Brittany Ross-Smith (Valencia) – University of California, San Diego

Amanda Doyle (Canyon) – Louisiana State University

Harper hit .519 last season for the Wildcats, leading

 

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