2014-2015 Softball Team
Announcing the new additions to the Lady Hawks Softball Team for the 2015-2016 Season!
On January 15th Coach Levering signed 11 new players for the 2015-2016 season: “ I am excited to announce the arrival of the new upcoming Freshman class!” Below are the girls who will be attending SGSC in the fall:
Allyson Dowdy SS Berrien Co. High School Nashville, GA
Makayla Clark 1B Telfair Co. High School McRae, GA
Megan Farmer OF/SS Bradford High School Jacksonville, FL
Halie Pearce OF Appling Co. High School Baxley, GA
Loni Thatcher C Jeff Davis High School Hazelhurst, GA
Chelsea Lyons OF Wayne Co. High School Jesup, GA
Caitlin Annunziata SS/Utility Camden Co. High School Kingsland, GA
Chelsey Hickman OF Dodge Co. High School Eastman, GA
Abby Todd P Ware Co. High School Waycross, GA
Loren Mertz OF Brantley Co. High School Nahunta, GA
Kyndall Day OF/Utility Citizens Christian Academy Douglas, GA
Savannah Brown 2B/Utility Bartram Trail High School Jacksonville, FL
|Allison Dowdy signs with SGSC|
|Makayla Clark Signs with SGSC|
|Megan Farmer signs with SGSC|
|Halie Pierce Signs with SGSC|
|Chelsea Lyons signs with SGSC|
April 28, 2014
The Lady Hawks welcome two more 2014 signees Samantha Hays from Creekside High School in Jacksonville, Florida and Amy Latner from Thomasville High Scholars Academy in Thomasville, Georgia.
March 27, 2014
The Lady Hawks have played four games this past week going 2 for 2, beating Thomas University JV 3-1 and 18-6; then a conference double header versus Darton College losing 6-7 (8 innings) and losing 1-9 (5 innings). Kathryn Dunn and Karleigh Clements have been leading the team at the plate going a combined 11 for 15 with 9 RBI's and 3 home runs for Clements. The Lady Hawks will be back in action Saturday, the 29th at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at Gordon College.
March 15, 2014
The South Georgia State College softball team had a busy weekend. The Lady Hawks began their stretch on Thursday at East Georgia College in Swainsboro. The Lady Hawks fell short to the Lady Bobcats, 5-1 and 8-6. Kathryn Dunn and CeeJay Ham went a combined 5-for-10 at the plate with three runs scored and both drawing four walks.
The Lady Hawks hosted a doubleheader Friday against the Georgia Highlands College Lady Chargers. SGSC fell behind early in the first game and struggled to come back, losing, 8-4. The second game was a close one as well. The Lady Hawks held the Lady Chargers scoreless until the 7th inning. Unfortunately, two errors gave Georgia Highlands the lead. Ashley Lane gave a great effort on the mound pitching a full seven innings and giving up only two earned runs.
In between games, the Lady Hawks hosted community little league teams. Several teams came out to watch the doubleheader and to be recognized. The Lady Hawks brought the younger players on the field and gave away SGSC stickers, pennants, and raffled off softballs signed by the SGSC softball team.
The SGSC softball team will host camps this summer. The first one is scheduled for the weekend of May 23rd, and the second in late July. Camp information will be posted soon on the SGSC website.
The Lady Hawks are currently 0-4 in the conference but plan to bounce back next Tuesday, March 25th as they host Thomas University at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
February 3, 2014
The softball team went 2-2 this weekend at the Juco Kickoff Classic Tournament in Clearwater, FL. Freshman Karleigh Clements had a great weekend at the plate batting .500 with 4 RBI’S, 1 home run and an on base average of .643.
The Lady Hawks travel to St. Augustine, FL next weekend for the Triple Crown Sports Tournament.
January 27, 2014
Two more future Lady Hawks sign with SGSC Softball. Welcome Katie Selph and Claire Greer from Dodge County High School.
January 22, 2014
South Georgia State Softball welcomes their first 2014 signee Hayley Heath from Coffee County High School.
August 14, 2013
The South Georgia State College Lady Hawks softball program has hired Nicki Levering, former assistant coach at Galveston College in Galveston, Texas, as its new head coach.
Levering comes to SGSC with a great deal of playing and coaching experience. She played catcher and third base at both Seminole Community College (Sanford, Florida) and Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, Tennessee), where she was a NFCA Academic All-American (2005, Seminole Community College) and team captain (TNU, 2008). At TNU, she and her teammates won the NAIA Regional IX championship and the NAIA Tran South Conference Championship in 2007 and 2008.
After her playing career ended, she served as a graduate assistant for two years at the University of North Alabama before moving to Galveston College. While at Galveston, her team won the NJCAA Region 14 tournament and finished seventh in the country in 2013. Over the previous three years, 14 players at Galveston graduated as NJCAA Academic All-Americans, and produced two All-American NJCAA Division 1 athletes; one NJCAA Region 13 MVP; eight NJCAA Division 1 All-Conference First-Team athletes, and five Division 1 All-Conference Second-Team athletes.
“I’m pleased with the opportunity I have here at South Georgia State College. It’s nice to get a little closer to home and to come to a program that values the same qualities I do. I am committed to helping student-athletes develop both athletically and academically. I have high expectations for this program and I firmly believe that we will be successful, both on and off the field,” says Coach Levering.
“Coach Levering brings with her a strong emphasis on excellence in the classroom and on the field of play. She has been successful as a player and a coach, and we feel very positive about the direction she will take the South Georgia State softball program,” says Dr. Greg Tanner, SGSC athletic director. If you would like to learn more about our SGSC Lady Hawk softball program, please contact Nicki Levering.