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Dec 04, 2018

Clemson Softball Signs Eight to Class of 2019

CLEMSON, S.C. – Eight student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to join the Clemson softball program’s Class of 2019. Head Coach John Rittman made the announcement on Tuesday. Valerie Cagle, Hannah Goodwin, Morgan Johnson, Kyah Keller, Alia Logoleo, Madison May, Abi Stuart and Emma Whitfield will enroll at Clemson in the fall of 2019 and will compete for the Tigers in the program’s inaugural season in the spring of 2020.

The eight players are from five different states, as Johnson, May and Whitfield are from Georgia, Keller and Logoleo are from Tennessee, Stuart is from North Carolina, Goodwin is from South Carolina and Cagle hails from Virginia.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome our 2019 signees to the Clemson family. With the help of Associate Head Coach Kyle Jamieson and Assistant Coach Courtney Breault, our coaching staff has put together a solid class," said Head Coach John Rittman. "We have every position covered in this class and can’t wait to help these young women develop both on and off the field. This talented group of athletes combined with our 2018 class will represent the Tigers in 2020, our inaugural season.”

Below are additional details on the members of the Tigers’ Class of 2019:

Valerie Cagle
Yorktown, Va.
Hanover Hornets

  • Posted a .525 batting average with eight home runs for the Hanover Hornets in 2018
  • Pitched 57 innings, recording a .000 ERA and 80 strike outs in 2018

Hannah Goodwin
West Columbia, S.C.
White Knoll High School, NC Bandits 

  • Set new White Knoll HS career records for home runs (40), RBIs (147) and runs scored (173), as well as the single-season record for home runs (13)
  • Helped lead White Knoll HS team to 2018 5A State Championship, the first in school history
  • A four-time all-state honoree and a six-time all-region selection

Morgan Johnson
Evans, Ga.
Evans High School, Atlanta Premier 

  • Earned Georgia Dugout Club All-State honors in 2018 and was a four-time all-region selection
  • Recipient of the WBJF News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete Award
  • Helped Evans HS team to Region 6A title, and third in the state, in 2017, and sixth in the state in 2018

Kyah Keller
Franklin, Tenn.
Battle Ground Academy, TN Fury 

  • A three-time all-district selection in softball, in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Posted a .512 batting average for Battle Ground Academy in 2018, with a .598 on-base percentage
  • Earned five varsity letters in softball, three in basketball and one in volleyball for her high school
  • Helped Fury Platinum team to a fourth-place final national ranking in 2018, and a sixth-place final ranking in 2017

Alia Logoleo
Nashville, Tenn.
Hillsboro High School, TN Fury 

  • Named 2018 Tennessean Female Athlete of the Year
  • A member of the 2018 Class AAA All-State Team, as selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association
  • Hit .820 for Hillsboro HS in 2018, with 32 hits in 39 at bats, including 11 home runs, also posted 17 RBIs and 30 stolen bases, and drew 19 intentional walks
  • Helped Fury Platinum team to a fourth-place final national ranking in 2018, and a sixth-place final ranking in 2017

Madison May
Valdosta, Ga.
Lowndes High School, Jacksonville Storm 

  • Set a new Lowndes HS record with 14 home runs in 2018, while posting a .396 batting average, 40 RBIs and 47 runs scored
  • Earned all-state honors, was named Region 7A Player of the Year and was a member of the Georgia Allstar team in 2018
  • Helped lead Jacksonville Storm travel team to fifth-place finish at ASA Nationals in 2016 and 2017

Abi Stuart
Snow Camp, N.C.
Southern Alamance High School, Lady Lightning Gold 

  • Hit .506 with 40 RBIs and six home runs for Southern Alamance HS in 2018
  • A two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference honoree from 2016-18, and was named conference player of the year in 2017
  • Helped lead high school team to three-consecutive conference and conference tournament championships

Emma Whitfield
Toccoa, Ga.
Stephens County High School, Atlanta Premier (current)/Team Georgia (Oct. 2016-July 2018) 

  • Has a 66-27 career record for Stephens County HS, with 809 strikeouts and a 1.56 ERA
  • Named to Georgia All-State First Team and Georgia Dugout Club Class 4A Player of the Year in 201, and a four-time All-Region 8-AAAA First Team selection
  • Helped travel team finish as national runner-up at ASA Gold Nationals in 2018