17 sign commitments to McNeese

Men’s Basketball

On the first day of the week-long early signing period for Division I basketball, the Cowboys signed one player, 6-6 wing Chris Orlina. The Newport News, Virginia-native currently plays for South Plains (TX) Junior College. Last season at South Plains, Orlina won the junior college national championship, averaging 8.9 points, 4,8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.

Women’s Basketball

The Cowgirls also signed one player, guard Elizabeth Ratcliff from Teurlings Catholic in Lafayette. The 5-7 Ratcliff is a four-year starter and three-year letter-winner for Tuerlings. In her career, she’s averaged 14.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. The Lady Rebels have made the playoffs each of the previous three seasons with Ratcliff on the team.

Women’s Soccer

Eight players signed the National letter of Intent to join the Cowgirls for next season:

Jillian Bech | MF |Lake Charles (Barbe) Olivia Broussard | MF/F | Sulphur (Saint Louis Catholic) Megan Donovan | F | San Diego, California (Del Norte) Kelly Hines | GK| Cypress, Texas (Cypress Woods) Kiana Kukaua | MF| Valencia, California (Valencia) Kambrie McFarland | MF/F| Lumberton, Texas (Lumberton) Abby Richeson | MF/D | Ontario, Canada (Cardinal Newman Catholic) Rachel Young | Forward | Surprise, Arizona (Shadow Ridge)

Softball

Six players signed with the Mc-Neese softball team on Wednesday:

Sydney Belvin | SS | New Braunfels, Texas (Canyon) Caleigh Cross | SS | Forney, Texas (Forney) Janae Hernandez | OF | Menifee, California (Heritage) Jil Poullard | Util. | Moss Bluff (Sam Houston) Whitney Tate | P | Columbia (Caldwell Parish) Taniece Tyson | OF/Util. | Lancaster, Texas (Red Oak)

Baseball

James Burchett | P | Kirbyville, Texas (Kirbyville)

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