Dec. 9, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Fourth-year Colorado State Head Coach Jen Fisher has signed five players to a National Letter of Intent for the 2015 softball season.
The five commits include three Colorado players and a high school national champion.
“This year's recruiting class has big shoes to fill, as in the spring we graduate a group of veterans that have been at the heart of Colorado State softball for my four years here,” Fisher said. “We have high expectations for this group, and our staff believes that they have both the talent and the personality to take Rams softball to the next level.”
Raised in Corona, Calif., Clark was originally born in Colorado Springs, Colo. In California, she attends the prestigious Norco High School, where her softball team earned not only a state title in 2012, but a national championship. She has three siblings, and her parents are Jennifer and Ryan Sell.
“Savannah is a corner infielder and power hitter that our staff has been tracking for several years,” Fisher said. “She brings an ultimate level of competition and experience to our team that will be welcomed. She has competed with the best of the best for the perennial national contender Corona Angels and Norco High School Cougars. She has been a Ram at heart for some time now, and her commitment to Colorado State is evident. She swings a big bat, and we anticipate that she will quickly be a force to be reckoned with in the Mountain West. She is a great fit for our program, and will fill in nicely with the loss of our corner infielders.”
A decorated three-sport athlete, Galbreath earned three all-state honors in softball, in addition to four in track and three in basketball. Galbreath, who will graduate from Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo., was named All-Jefferson County three times, and was the 2014 Jefferson County MVP. In addition to her individual accomplishments, Galbreath’s team earned two league championships in softball (2010, 2013) and three in basketball (2011, 2012, 2013). In track, she holds two school records. Away from athletics, she is a four-year honor roll student, and has been named to the Academic All-State First Team in softball. Both of her parents, Nick (football) and Kris (basketball) Galbreath, competed athletically at Adams State. She has a younger brother, Jackson, and intends to study education or psychology at CSU.
“Sierra is a great fit for our program,” Fisher said. “Her speed, strength, quickness and versatility, along with her contagiously positive leadership, ensure that she will quickly leave her mark on our campus. She is from an athletic family, and comes to us from two of Colorado’s highest-caliber coaches – Wendy Davies and Joe Lembeck. As a high school short stop and club utility player, Sierra will compete for a spot in any infield or outfield position.”
Harrington is a four-year letterwinner at Valley High School in Gilcrest, Colo. She is a three-year all-state selection, and in 2013 was named to the Senior All-State Team. During her high school career, she has earned two Patriot League championships (2011, 2012) and two Colorado 3A state titles (2010, 2011). She was born to Eric and Kim Harrington in Garden City, Kan., and has an older sister, Brittany. Her grandfather played football at Kansas State.
“Trinity is a proven champion in the high school ranks,” Fisher said. “She also competes nationally against the top club competition for the Triple Crown Stars traveling team. She is a Ram through and through, and her love of practice, competition, and the game are unmatched. We anticipate that she will continue to grow physically, and when you couple that with her work ethic, we expect that Trinity could be that dominant ace who can compete with the best of the best by the time she is an upperclassman.”
Harrington played club softball with current Rams Taylor and Haley Hutton.
Raised in Johnstown, Colo., Kilcrease will graduate from Roosevelt High School this spring. As a four-year letterwinner in softball, she earned All-Tri-Valley honors each season, in addition to all-area selections three times and a pair of all-state nods. Kilcrease was her team’s captain in 2013. Aside from softball, she was a three-year letterwinner in track, and holds a pair of school records. Kilcrease, born in Woodward, Okla., to Keith and Sunday Kilcrease, has two older siblings, Kaily and Kole. She is an honor roll student, and intends to study kinesiology and physiology at CSU.
“Madison is a dynamic lefty batter,” Fisher said. “She is a gifted athlete who competes at a high level in high school track. She also has ties to the Hutton family, as former Ram Christine Hutton (Oglesby) has coached Madie for many years. Although highly capable of playing middle infield, she is expected to quickly fill the shoes of graduates like Chelsea O’Connor and Kendal Butterfield. She is a potent mix of speed and power at the plate, and a player who I believe will quickly become a fan favorite with her habit of laying out for balls on defense.”
Born and raised in Riverside, Calif., McCorkhill earned three All-River Valley League First Team honors in softball, in addition to two All-County Honorable Mention selections. She is a four-year letterwinner in softball, and has earned three letters in golf. In softball, she has been named her team’s captain, MVP and offensive player of the year. As a junior, she was the league leader in home runs and RBI. Born to Brian and Cindy McCorkhill, she has three older siblings – Patrick, Brittany and Timothy – and is a member of her school’s honor roll.
“Hannah is another highly experienced player,” Fisher said. “Like Savannah, she has played nationally at the highest competitive level possible. She is a proven leader and teammate who has played on national championship-level teams. She is expected to make a statement right away with her big bat and big arm. She is exactly the type of teammates that we look for, who brings the entire package of athletic skills, academic focus and personal character. We knew upon getting to know Hannah that she was the proper fit for our university and program, and we feel fortunate to have gotten her relatively late in the game.”