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Carroll Softball Adds Pair of Bruins, CMR All-Stater

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Carroll College head softball coach Aaron Jackson announced the signing of four more in-state student athletes for the upcoming 2014-15 season: Destry McNellis (Helena), Megan Fitzpatrick (Helena), Jaylin Kenney (Polson), and Kaydee Parsons (Great Falls).

“This group of recruits is made up of all in-state products.  They are all excited to be able to stay close to home and play the game they love.  Each possesses a great Montana work ethic and their upsides are immense,” Jackson said.

Destry McNellis, a second baseman from Capital High School, was a captain as a senior and was voted first-team All-State as well as first-team All-Conference during her senior season.

“I am proud to be part of the first ever Carroll Softball Team,” McNellis emphasized.

Megan Fitzpatrick, a teammate of McNellis’s on the Bruins, was a three-year letter winner for Capital and played both catcher and infield. 

“Carroll is a highly decorated school with a great engineering program, I can’t wait to begin a legacy here for our softball program,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick had a 3.83 GPA at Capital High and plans on studying engineering at Carroll.

“Megan was a great catcher during her senior year, she has tremendous power and with a little fine tuning has the potential to be a great hitter for us,” Jackson said.

Jaylin Kenney, a catcher from Polson was a first-team All-State selection behind the plate as well as garnering first-team All-Conference as a senior (second-team as a junior).  Kenney was a member of back-to-back state championship teams in 2011-12.

Kenney, a 4.0 student served was three times named academic all-state, excelled in golf and basketball in addition to her great work on the diamond.

“I hope to become an integral part of the softball program and set a precedent for future success,” Kenney said.

Kaydee Parsons of C.M. Russell high school was a third baseman on the 2012 AA State Champion Rustlers squad.  She has been an All-State performer and a three-year letter winner in softball as well as basketball.  Parsons, a member of National Honor Society and an Academic All-State player, carried a 3.7 GPA throughout her high school career.

“Kaydee comes to us from a storied program at CMR.  She knows what it takes to win and also knows what type of work it will take to be successful at the college level; I love her competitive spirit,” Jackson said.

Carroll College announced the addition of women’s softball and men’s soccer in February and will begin play this upcoming calendar year in each sport.  Carroll College Softball will play its first season this upcoming 2014-15 calendar year with home games at Batch Fields in Helena.

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