Bassett and Williams Sign With Centenary Softball
Thursday, November 17, 2005

SHREVEPORT—Centenary softball coach Mark Montgomery has announced the signing of Haley Bassett and Brittany Williams to National Letters of Intent. The duo are expected to add an infusion of power to the 2006-07 Ladies while solidifying the first base, catcher, and designated player positions for the maroon and white.


“Both Haley and Brittany are gifted athletically, but more importantly, both are great students,” said Montgomery. “They have both received top academic awards and are great examples of the student athletes we strive to obtain here at Centenary.”


Bassett (Bossier City, La.) will join the Ladies after the conclusion of her senior season at Airline High School. The catcher/utility player helped the Vikings to the playoffs in all three of her prep seasons while garnering All-District and All-City accolades each year. She was named honorable mention All-State at the conclusion of her junior campaign after belting five home runs. Academically, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the BETA Club.


“Haley is a great player,” said Montgomery of his new signee. “She is a strong power hitter and is very versatile with the ability to play several positions. She should make an enormous impact with our team.”


Williams (Antioch, Tenn.) chose Centenary after three seasons at Ezell-Harding High School where she notched four All-District awards in softball for the Eagles. She also excelled in the classroom earning Honor Roll, Principal’s List, and Journalism awards. Coach Montgomery expects Williams will see time at both first base and designated player.


“Brittany is one of the best power hitters I have ever seen,” said Montgomery. “Her bat should be an immediate impact in our lineup next year.”


Centenary is a Division I member of the Mid-Continent Conference located in Shreveport, La. Founded in 1825, Centenary is the oldest college west of the Mississippi River.