Kelly Dreier, a product of Powell High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, will be joining the Lady Railsplitters for the upcoming season. Dreier will be expected to contribute immediately in the middle infield. Dreier brings an outstanding defensive presence to Lincoln Memorial softball team that will benefit the Lady Railsplitters in this 2012 season.
The Lady Railsplitters are proud to announce the signing of Ashley Hanes for the 2013 season. Hanes will be joining Lincoln Memorial by way of Greenville High School in Greenville, Ohio.
In her junior year at Greenville High, Hanes was named first team All-Ohio and the GWOC Player of the Year. In that season, Hanes won 25 games on the mound while hitting an impressive .480. Hanes will be expected to make a big impact for the Lady Railsplitters on the mound and in the outfield.
Samantha Smith will also be joining the Lady Railsplitters for the 2013 season. Smith will be joining LMU following a terrific career at Gibbs High School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In her first three seasons, Smith led Gibbs to three state tournaments as well as district and regional championships. She brings a deep playing resume to Lincoln Memorial as she has played for the Knoxville Thunder, Blaze, and Fury.
Smith brings an excellent academic reputation to the Lady Railsplitters as she is carrying a 4.0 GPA and stands in the top ten of her class.
The Lady Railsplitters look forward to these new additions as the future of Lincoln Memorial softball is bright. The season will open for LMU on February 4th as the Lady Railsplitters host Bellarmine University. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.