AC Softball Signs 13 for ’16


The defending champion Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team held a ceremony last week announcing the signing of 13 high school seniors who will join the team in the fall of 2015.

After becoming the college’s first team to win a national title and the first Texas team to win an NJCAA Division I World Series, the 2015 Lady ‘Runners will return most of their starters from last season for the upcoming campaign.

That hasn’t stopped coaches Mark and Barbi Mattson from looking ahead. With eight of his new players and their family and friends on-hand to witness the signings, Mark Mattson issued both a welcome and a challenge.

“We’re excited to have you as part of the AC family, and that’s what we are: A family,” Mattson said. “We want you to help us continue what we’ve started here.”

The complete list of signees includes Bryli Lee (Hudson HS); Cheyenne Totten (Barbers Hill HS); Taylor Davis (Nederland HS); Lauren Garza (Seven Lakes HS, Katy); Whitney Howerton (Vidor HS); Shauneece Jones (Jasper HS); Lynsey Mitchell (Liberty Hill HS); Taylor Odom (Lumberton HS); Leeah Seth (Corsicana HS); Shannon Stoker (Clear Creek HS, League City); Miranda Wiggins (Barbers Hill HS); Jynelle Pangalinan (Lakewood HS, CA); Taylor LaGrange (Barbers Hill HS); and Kali Holcomb (Odessa Permian HS).

The Lady Roadrunners open the 2015 season January 30 at the Galveston Tournament.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu

The defending national champion Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team recently signed 13 high school seniors to join the program beginning in the fall of 2015. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Lauren Garza (Seven Lakes HS, Katy), Cheyenne Totten (Barbers Hill HS), Shauneece Jones (Jasper HS), Leeah Seth (Corsicana HS); and (back row, L-R) Shannon Stoker (Clear Creek HS), Taylor Odom (Lumberton HS), Whitney Howerton (Vidor HS), Lynsey Mitchell (Liberty Hill HS) and Taylor Davis (Nederland HS). Not pictured: Bryli Lee (Hudson HS), Miranda Wiggins (Barbers Hill HS), Jynelle Pangalinan (Lakewood HS, CA), Taylor LaGrange (Barbers Hill HS) and Kali Holcomb (Odessa Permian HS). (AC Press photo)

The defending national champion Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team recently signed 13 high school seniors to join the program beginning in the fall of 2015. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Lauren Garza (Seven Lakes HS, Katy), Cheyenne Totten (Barbers Hill HS), Shauneece Jones (Jasper HS), Leeah Seth (Corsicana HS); and (back row, L-R) Shannon Stoker (Clear Creek HS), Taylor Odom (Lumberton HS), Whitney Howerton (Vidor HS), Lynsey Mitchell (Liberty Hill HS) and Taylor Davis (Nederland HS). Not pictured: Bryli Lee (Hudson HS), Miranda Wiggins (Barbers Hill HS), Jynelle Pangalinan (Lakewood HS, CA), Taylor LaGrange (Barbers Hill HS) and Kali Holcomb (Odessa Permian HS). (AC Press photo)

Cheyenne Totten, Barbers Hill HS: Pictured are (front, L-R) Cheyenne Totten and Dakoda Totten; and (back, L-R) AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson, Marie Totten, Carolyn Davis and AC head coach Mark Mattson. (AC Press photo)

Cheyenne Totten, Barbers Hill HS: Pictured are (front, L-R) Cheyenne Totten and Dakoda Totten; and (back, L-R) AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson, Marie Totten, Carolyn Davis and AC head coach Mark Mattson. (AC Press photo)

Lauren Garza, Seven Lakes HS: Pictured are (front, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Lauren Garza and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Javier and Elsa Garza. (AC Press photo)

Lauren Garza, Seven Lakes HS: Pictured are (front, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Lauren Garza and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Javier and Elsa Garza. (AC Press photo)

Leeah Seth, Corsicana HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Leeah Seth and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Terry Seth, Samuel Seth and Elizabeth Seth. (AC Press photo)

Leeah Seth, Corsicana HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Leeah Seth and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Terry Seth, Samuel Seth and Elizabeth Seth. (AC Press photo)

Lynsey Mitchell, Liberty Hill HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Lynsey Mitchell and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back) Joel Mitchell. (AC Press photo)

Lynsey Mitchell, Liberty Hill HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Lynsey Mitchell and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back) Joel Mitchell. (AC Press photo)

Shannon Stoker, Clear Creek HS (League City): Pictured are (front row, L-R) Pat Stoker, Shannon Stoker and Teresa Stoker; and (back row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Jim Stoker and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson. (AC Press photo)

Shannon Stoker, Clear Creek HS (League City): Pictured are (front row, L-R) Pat Stoker, Shannon Stoker and Teresa Stoker; and (back row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Jim Stoker and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson. (AC Press photo)

Shauneece Jones, Jasper HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) M.R. Blount, Shauneece Jones and Lynn Jones; and (back row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Bailey Marshall, Shaun Jones, Jasper coach Billy Todd and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson. (AC press photo)

Shauneece Jones, Jasper HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) M.R. Blount, Shauneece Jones and Lynn Jones; and (back row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Bailey Marshall, Shaun Jones, Jasper coach Billy Todd and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson. (AC press photo)

Taylor Davis, Nederland HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Taylor Davis and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Bill and Robin Davis. (AC Press photo)

Taylor Davis, Nederland HS: Pictured are (front row, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Taylor Davis and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Bill and Robin Davis. (AC Press photo)

Taylor Odom, Lumberton HS: Pictured are (L-R) AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson, Denise Odom, Taylor Odom, Kevin Odom and AC head coach Mark Mattson. (AC Press photo)

Taylor Odom, Lumberton HS: Pictured are (L-R) AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson, Denise Odom, Taylor Odom, Kevin Odom and AC head coach Mark Mattson. (AC Press photo)

Whitney Howerton, Vidor HS: Pictured are (front, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Whitney Howerton and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Robert and Tonia Howerton. (AC Press photo)

Whitney Howerton, Vidor HS: Pictured are (front, L-R) AC head coach Mark Mattson, Whitney Howerton and AC assistant coach Barbi Mattson; and (back row, L-R) Robert and Tonia Howerton. (AC Press photo)

Bryli Lee, Hudson HS

Bryli Lee, Hudson HS