Claremore Daily Progress


November 15, 2013

SOFTBALL: Arkansas announces 10 signees for 2014-15


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — What Larabee Says About Ileana: "She came to a summer camp in June and wowed us with her defense as a slick-fielding middle infielder that makes all the plays. She also showed some pop, offensively. Her summer coach is Rey Navarro, father of current senior Clarisa Navarro."

Tori Cooper

5-5 | OF | L/L

Nederland, Texas (Nederland)

Cooper Notes: Cooper is a three-time selection to the District 20-4A First Team, having led Nederland High School in batting average and slugging percentage in each of the first three years of her prep career. As a freshman, she was named the District 20-4A Newcomer of the Year for the 2011 season. She has also been named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold First Team on three occasions. Cooper helped the Bulldogs to three bi-district championships and an area title in 2013. She plays travel ball with the Texas Firecrackers Gold in The Woodlands, Texas, and Texas Storm Gold in Bellaire, Texas.

Why Tori Picked Arkansas: "Quality of education, awesome coaches, beautiful campus and outstanding athletic facilities."

What Larabee Says About Tori: "Very talented outfielder with a strong, accurate arm who can cover a lot of ground. She's not big in stature but can swing the bat. Will mostly swing away but can also bunt and slap. She's a true triple threat."

Kate James

6-0 | C | R/R

Maize, Kan. (Butler CC/Maize)

James Notes: James began her collegiate career at Butler Community College where she was a first-team NJCAA All-American as the Grizzlies' catcher. She was also named the KJCCC Western Division Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the Jayhawk West Conference First Team. James finished fifth in the country with a school-record 24 home runs and helped Butler CC to a No. 1 ranking and a 54-4 record. During her prep career at Maize High School, she was named to the Kansas all-state team and Wichita All-Metro team on three occasions. She helped lead the Eagles to three top-four state finishes including a state championship in 2010.

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