Quartet of sophomores sign with DI schools

Quartet of sophomores sign with DI schools

OCALA-- The College of Central Florida softball program had four sophomores sign letters of intent to continue their softball careers at the NCAA Division I level.

Former Mid-Florida Conference and FCSAA Player of the Year Brooke Barlow signed with University of Central Florida, while Kelsee Cullop signed with University of North Florida, Tiffani Railey will go to the University of Georgia, and Lindsey White is taking her talents to University of South Alabama. 

Barlow, a two-year starter from Jacksonville, Fla., will go down as the Patriots' all-time RBI leader, driving in 163 runs in her two-year career. As a freshman, she became just the third player in Region 8 history to drive in 100 or more runs in a single season (107). She ranked first in the state and second in the nation with 107 RBIs on the year, while also hitting 19 home runs, good for second in the state. The NJCAA All-American averaged .457 at the plate over her career with 163 RBIs, 126 runs scored and 19 stolen bases, and recorded 59 multi-hit games over her career. For her efforts, she was earned all-state and all-conference honors two years in a row.

Cullop anchored center field for the Lady Patriots over the last two seasons. The NJCAA All-American averaged .440 at the plate with 128 RBI, 144 runs scored, 11 home runs and 37 stolen bases in her career. As a freshman, she batted .476 and drove in 93 runs, good for second in the state and Top 5 in the nation. The First Team All-Conference and All-State selection recorded 56 multi-hit games as a Patriot and drove in a career-high eight runs against Florida Southwestern as a freshman. Cullop also received NFCA NJCAA All-Region and All-American honors for her play as a freshman.

Railey, a transfer from Chipola, appeared in 45 games in her one season for the Lady Patriots, batting .415 with 56 RBI, 61 runs scored, 11 home runs and 29 stolen bases. She recorded 22 multi-hit games this year, including driving in a season-high 5 RBIs on three separate occasions.

White, a two-year participant from Tarpon Springs, Fla., appeared in 54 games for the Lady Patriots and amassed a career 2.03 ERA in 193 innings pitched. As a freshman, she led the state in saves and was named to the MFC First Team All-Conference and FCSAA 2nd Team All-State teams. White struck out a career-high 6 batters on two occasions as a freshman.