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Softball Signs Four for 2009-10



CHICAGO -- DePaul head softball coach Eugene Lenti announced the addition of four players to his 2009-10 team.  The quartet of players includes, Bree Brown (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak HS), Samantha Dodd (Fontana, Calif./A.B. Miller HS), Bridget Pasapane (Chester, NJ/West Morris Mendham HS) and Allie Warren (Spokane Park, Wash./University HS) who all signed a National Letter of Intent and will enroll at DePaul for the 2009-10 school year.

“This is a very unique class as we were able to fulfill all of our needs,” Lenti said of this recruiting class.  “We found a number one pitcher in Bree and power hitter in Allie.  We got a left handed slapper with tremendous speed in Samantha, while Bridget’s versatility will be a great asset to us in the coming years.  I expect great things from this class.”

Brown, a three time all-district right handed pitcher, is just the second player from Texas to join the Blue Demon program.   The senior utility player was twice been named her Klein Oak High School MVP, while her junior season saw her earn first team all-district accolades as a pitcher and honorable mention in the outfield by the Texas Sports Writers Association.  As a junior, Brown allowed just nine earned runs in 90.2 innings pitched for an impressive 0.54 ERA. Brown hails from the same high school and Impact Gold travel team as Blue Demon sophomore infielder Tara Voss.

A three-time all league selection, Dodd hails in Fontana, Calif. A true lefty slapper, Dodd has excelled at the plate with averages above .300 in all three of her campaigns. As freshman she was named Rookie of the Year with a .393 average, as a sophomore she hit .406 while her junior season saw her hit .329.  

Pasapane is a three year starter at shortstop for West Morris Mendham.  Pasapance has earned all-conference accolades and led her high school team to the semifinals of the state tournament in 2007.  She plays travel ball for East Coast Elite.

Warren rounds out the 2009-10 class and hails from Spokane Park Wash.  An infielder, Warren’s freshman and sophomore team won the Washington State Softball title.  She was named the All-Greater Spokane League MVP in 2008, while she was a three-time all-league selection.  A third baseman, Warren has a career .539 average with 21 doubles, seven triples, seven home runs and 61 RBIs.

The Blue Demons throw the first pitch of the 2009 season at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev.  DePaul is scheduled to square off against Oregon State, Southern Miss, Michigan, Kentucky and Portland State Feb. 13-15.