Softball signs California natives Shue, Lund to NLI's
Dec. 18, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team and head coach Megan Bryant announced the signings of Alexandra Shue and Abigail Lund to NLI's on Tuesday. A pair of California natives, Shue and Lund will join the Seawolves in Fall 2013.
"We are thrilled that Lexie, Abi and their families have decided to join us at Stony Brook University," Bryant said. "They are both outstanding individuals who are committed to success in the classroom and on the playing field."
A native of Lakewood, Calif., Shue has been a varsity standout at Mayfair High School for all four years as a slick-fielding shortstop. A first-team All-League honoree, Shue batted .315 and slugged .543 as a junior, leading Mayfair to a 19-11 overall record. Shue also plays travel ball for the Cal Thunder Gold and head coach Valerie Van Kirk-LeVier.
"Lexie is exactly who we were looking for in a student-athlete and an infielder," Bryant explained. "She is an outstanding student who understands the importance of academic achievement. She is also a terrific athlete with all the tools to excel defensively and at the plate. She leads by example, knows how to compete and always puts her team first. Lexie keeps getting better and better as she gets older and that's a great sign of a bright future ahead at Stony Brook."
A four-year starter at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Calif., Lund was named All-Pioneer Valley League as a junior last year. After starring in center field, Lund moved to shortstop as a junior and led the team in RBI's, while finishing among the team leaders in hits, runs, stolen bases and slugging percentage. A three-time scholar athlete, Lund also plays travel ball for the Nor Cal Patriots Gold and head coach Rich Moore.
"Abi excels in the classroom and on the field because she is bright, talented and wants to be the best," Bryant said. "She is a tremendous athlete whose game is going to take off once she gets to the Division I level. Abi loves to hit and can do so with power, but she can also run, field and throw. She is a fierce competitor and a vocal leader who will be a big part of our program's success for a long time."
Coming off a 36-win season in 2012, the Seawolves will open the 2013 campaign on Feb. 15 against Louisville in Jacksonville, Fla.