Lourdes University head coach Jo Ann Gordon has announced that Samantha Shirling has signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Gray Wolves beginning with the 2015 season.
A right-handed pitcher from Millbury, Ohio, Shirling posted a 27-2 record in the circled for her career at Eastwood High School, including a 22-2 mark as a senior. The Eagles tallied a 56-6 record overall during her two seasons with the varsity squad.
“We are excited to have Samantha join the Gray Wolf family,” Gordon stated. “She is a proven winner at the high school level and is a true student of the game. I expect her to make an immediate impact and provide depth to our pitching staff.”
Shirling was a First Team All-Northern Buckeye Conference selection as a senior at Eastwood while also garnering First Team All-District accolades. She was the recipient of the team’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award in 2014 along with being named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Upon arriving at Lourdes, Shirling intends to study nursing.