May 14, 2007
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Head Softball Coach Christine Hornak announced today the addition of Lilly McDonagh (St. Louis, Mo./Lindbergh HS) to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play for the Catamounts in 2007-08. She joins Casey Camp (Kings Mountain, N.C./Kings Mountain HS) and Amber Hawkins (Pfafftown, N.C./Ronald Reagan HS) who signed with the club in November.
"I am happy to welcome Lilly to the Western Carolina softball program," Hornak said. "I believe Lilly has the opportunity to make an immediate impact in our program.
A 5-9 pitcher; McDonagh will look to bolster the Catamounts' pitching ranks next season, joining current pitchers Mendy McKenzie and Lauren Ross. As a senior at Lindbergh High School, McDonagh had a 1.49 ERA and 199 strikeouts. In her junior season, she had a 1.83 ERA and recorded 201 strikeouts. She was named All-Conference, All-District, All-Region, Second Team All-Metro and Second Team All-State.
"With Lilly's mental toughness and solid pitching skills, she will be a great addition to our pitching staff," Hornak said. "We also look forward to her ability to provide and offensive threat."