OREM, Utah – Reigning PCSC Mountain Division Coach of the Year Todd Fairbourne announced that two players signed National Letters of Intent to play at Utah Valley University.
Joining the Wolverine softball program for the 2013 season will be Debra Lovell (Downey, Calif.) and Morgan Summers (Tremonton, Utah).
“We are trying to upgrade the program and we’re very excited to have signed these two individuals,” Fairbourne said. “The two will bring speed and power to the team. We are going to lose some key contributors from our lineup after this season and by adding these two we feel like they will help to improve the program.”
Lovell is a junior college transfer from Midland College in Midland, Texas. She will come to UVU as a junior and brings many accolades with her, as she was an All-Conference and All-Region player during her freshman year at Midland. The third baseman was also Offensive Player of the Year during her freshman campaign as she batted .417 with 15 home runs. During her time at Downey High School in Downey, Calif., Lovell was a First Team All-League selection all four years and a two-time First Team All-CIF player. She was also a two-time Golden Glove award recipient.
“Debra is a middle of the order hitter and I’m expecting her to come right in and make an immediate impact at third base or somewhere in the infield,” Fairbourne added. “She was looked at by a number of other schools, some of which that are top 30 or top 40 programs.”
Summers, the younger sister of current UVU softball pitcher Josi Summers, is a senior at Bear River High School in Garland, Utah. The outfielder/infielder is already a two-time All-State, All-Region and First Team All-Area performer. The left-handed hitter was also named to the All-Tournament team during her sophomore season and has helped lead Bear River to three consecutive 3A State Championships during her time there.