University of Delaware Softball Program Signs Six High School Standouts To National Letters of Intent
NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware softball head coach Jaime Wohlbach has announced that six high school standouts have signed National Letters of Intent with UD and will begin playing for the Blue Hens during the 2014-15 season.
Jordan Cargile, who attends Eastern Tech High School in Essex, Md., led the Mavericks to three consecutive county championships, two regional championships and the school’s first appearance in the state championship game as a junior. She was named the team’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman, before earning team Most Valuable Player honors as a sophomore and junior.
Cargile (at right) is a three-time first team All-County selection by the league coaches, and is also a three-time member of the county All-Academic Team. As a junior Cargile was named the Varsity Sports Network Pitcher of the Year, selected to the Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team, and tabbed the Baltimore Sun Player of the Year. Cargile was an offensive standout last year when she batted .507 with five home runs, four triples, three doubles and 34 RBI, while she also won 21 games in the circle for the Mavericks.
Alyshia Dellatore, who attends Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., has earned All-League and All-Area honors during each of her first three seasons, while picking up All-State accolades as a sophomore and junior. She was named the team’s Rookie of the Year during her freshman campaign, and led Liberty to the 2012 district title. A three-year starter at shortstop, Dellatore has hit 10 career home runs and served as team captain last spring.
Dellatore (left) is also an outstanding student who has earned honor roll accolades every year and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Leanna Gearhart, who attends Robbinsville High School in Trenton, N.J., is a four-year member of the Ravens softball team who earned first team All-Colonial Valley Conference honors as a junior. A varsity gold glove recipient last spring, Gearhart has led Robbinsville to three consecutive Central Jersey Group 2 championships, as well as the 2011 and 2013 Group 2 state championships. The team’s leadoff hitter, she batted .398 while posting a .436 on base percentage during her junior season.
A superb all-around athlete, Gearhart was an All-State selection this fall in soccer when she was the Ravens leading goal scorer, and also was a member of the school’s 2011 Central Jersey Group 2 champion winter track squad. Gearhart also excels in the classroom, where she is a four-time honor roll recipient and a member of the National Language Honor Society.
Mariah Kondravy, who also attends Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., has earned first team AAAA All-State honors during each of her last two years. She was named first team All-Lehigh Valley Conference and first team All-Area by the Morning Call and Express-Times as a sophomore and junior, and last season was the Morning Call Player of the Year.
A three-year starter who has played third base, left field and first base, Kondravy (at right) has twice been named Liberty’s Offensive MVP after blasting seven home runs in each of the last two seasons. She was a Max Preps Sophomore All-American in 2012, and served as team captain a year ago. An outstanding student as well, Kondravy is an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.
Kennedy Lester, who attends East Wilkes High School in Ronda, N.C., was selected Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year last spring. She has earned All-Conference honors during each of her first three seasons, and has been an All-State selection as a sophomore and junior. Twice she earned the team’s Best Defense Award, and last spring picked up the squad’s Cardinal Award.
Lester (at left) also plays tennis at East Wilkes, and is a team captain for both sports. A National Honor Society student, Lester is also a Junior Marshall and a member of the Key Club.
Mattie Nuccio (at right), who attends Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, N.C., was named the Union County Player of the Year last spring after leading the county with a .628 batting average, 54 hits, 43 runs scored, and 25 stolen bases. A shortstop who was the team’s leadoff hitter, Nuccio earned first team All-District and All-Stare honors while also winning 15 games in the circle for Cuthbertson.