SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KWSN) – The University of Sioux Falls head softball coach Kelsey Thompson and her staff have announced the signing of three athletes for the Class of 2014.
Breanna Black prepped at Mankato West HS in Mankato, Minn. where she helped lead the Scarlets to Big 9 Softball Championships in 2012 and 2013 as well as a Sectional Runner-up in 2013. In the summer of 2013, Black notched a batting average of .352 while also dominating on the mound with 15 wins, 2 saves and an ERA of 1.61. She also helped lead her ASA team to the Sting Labor Day Collegiate Showcase Championship in 2013 and participated in the ASA USA National Tournament the past two years.“Bre is truly a great all-around player whose versatility and winning mentality will serve her well in college athletics,” said Coach Thompson. “She is a three-sport athlete who can come in and contribute to our infield, outfield and pitching staff.”Black also excelled in the classroom, where she won the Mankato West Academic Award and also was named a Minnesota State High School League Scholar.
She also was a member of the National Honor Society and won the Big 9 Select Band Award. Her sister, Alyssa, competed in hockey and softball at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.Megan Peterson prepped at Westside High School in Omaha, Neb. where she was a four-year starter and letter winner for the Warriors. In the summer, she played on the Frozen Ropes Fury team and in the summer of 2013 she batted .405 with 21 stolen bases, 11 doubles and an on base percentage of .496.
“I am thrilled to have a player of Megan’s caliber joining our program next year,” said Thompson. “Megan exudes the confidence, competitive drive and work ethic to succeed at this level and will make an immediate impact on our program and campus community.”Peterson was named All-State as a freshman and also earned All-Nebraska honorable mention in 2011 and 2013. She also excelled in the classroom where she was the WHS Scholar Athlete Award winner her sophomore through senior year. She also was a member of the National Honor Society. Megan’s sister Tonya also plays softball at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Leah Husemoen prepped at Chanhassen High School in Chanhassen, Minn. where she racked up 60 hits including 5 doubles for a .330 slugging percentage. She also had 17 RBI’s with a .950 fielding percentage. On the mound, she notched 14 wins and 149 strikeouts in 151 innings pitched with an ERA of 2.7. “Leah is a prime example of exactly what we look for at USF,” said Thompson. “Not only is she very devoted to the sport of softball, but she also looks to served others and the surrounding community.”Husemoen’s play on the field did not go unnoticed as she earned 2AAA All-Section and 2AAA All-Conference honors.
She also was named the USSSA Tournament MVP in 2010, 2012 and 2013. In addition to her success on the field, Husemoen also was recognized for her academic success, being named to the Dean’s List from 2008-2013. She also earned the Outstanding Youth Community Leadership Award from 2010-2012.
Courtesy: Augustana College