LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State head softball coach Kathy Rodolph announced the signing of four players to join the Aggies and play their first season in the spring of 2015. Rachel Rodriguez, Corrin Green, Dallas McBride and Amy Bergeson have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Aggies starting next fall.
Bergeson is from Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Ariz., where she is a utility player and spends time in the outfield. She was a first team all-division as a junior and was named most valuable offensive player the same season. She finished the 2013 season with a .466 batting average and 15 stolen bases. She’s ranked 21st in the state of Arizona after helping her 2013 team to a 22-11 record.
“Amy is a left handed speedster who competes hard and plays with a ton of aggression. She is a rangy outfielder and has great club ball experience,” Rodolph said. “Amy is also a scholar athlete who works hard in the classroom. It will be a joy to add her skills to what is shaping up to be another top tier offense.”
Green is an infielder from Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale, Ariz., and joins the Aggies with three years of experience at third and catcher. Her sophomore season, Green helped Mountain Ridge High School (Glendale, Ariz.) to a third-place finish in state, while the Mountain Lions finished fifth with an 18-0 season record in 2013. She was the top home run hitter in the state of Arizona as a junior with 17 and finished the year with first team all-region and all-state honors. She was also named to the All-American team and the MaxPreps National team.
“Corrin is another signee from Arizona with great home run power. She also has tremendous club ball and high school ball experience where she shows a knack for being clutch when the game is on the line,” Rodolph said. “She plays infield and has some great glove work as well. I expect Corrin has the potential to come in and be a force in the middle of our lineup.”
McBride is from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is a four-year varsity member. She was an AIA all-section first team member and All-Arizona first team in her junior year. She was All-Valley Player of the Year and helped her team to a second-place finish at the state championship. She led CHS with 15 home runs and was the team’s most valuable player in 2013.
“Dallas is a hard throwing left handed pitcher from Arizona. She swings a big left handed bat as well,” Rodolph said. “Dallas elevates her game in big situations as demonstrated in her high school play-off run last year. I believe Dallas has the drive and the tools to be anything she sets her mind to be. I look forward to working with her and watching her develop into a top notch Division I softball player.”
Rodriguez joins the Aggies from Downey High School in Downey, Calif. She is the younger sister of the Western Athletic Conference reigning Player of the Year and NM State standout Staci Rodriguez. The younger Rodriguez is set to join her sister and the rest of the aggies for the 2015 season after helping the Vikings to a league title and two second-place finishes in her three years. Her junior season, Rodriguez helped her team to a 21-11 record while spending most of her time at middle infield. She was named second team all-league and finished 2013 with a .465 batting average and 19 stolen bases.
“Rachel is super conscientious about everything she does. She is a left handed speedster who is savvy to the club ball scene and plays middle infield,” Rodolph said. “She is a scholar athlete who will shine in our program because she has great natural ability to go with an outstanding work ethic.”
The Aggies throw the first pitch on the 2014 season with the Hotel Encanto Classic, Feb. 7-9, at the NM State Softball Complex.