Three Fastpitch Players Sign With NCAA Schools

Three Fastpitch Players Sign With NCAA Schools

May 26, 2011 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616



Gainesville, FL – Three members of the 2011 Mid-Florida Conference Santa Fe Saints Fastpitch team have signed letters of intent with NCAA universities, Coach Chris Ahern announced. Jamiee Vega (pictured top) inked with Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Jasmine Warren (pictured middle) with Jackson State University (Jackson, MS) and Venica Brown (pictured bottom) signed with Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL).

Vega, a two time All Mid-Florida conference performer at second base for SF, joins a Nova Southeastern team coached by Lesa Bonee, who will begin her 10th year at the helm in 2011-12. The Sharks compete at the NCAA Div. II level and finished the 2011 season 32-20 overall and 10-14 in the Sunshine State Conference.

In her sophomore season, Vega hit .331 (49-for-148) in 53 games. She was second on the team in doubles with 12, hit three triples, two homeruns and drove 21 runs. At the conclusion of the season she was named Second Team All Mid-Florida Conference.

Warren, a pitcher and outfielder the past two seasons for Santa Fe, has signed with Jackson State University, a NCAA Div. I school in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. In 2011, first year head coach Rich Fremin led the Tigers to their first ever NCAA Regional Tournament appearance and the SWAC tournament championship.

A duel position player at SF, Warren started 17 games at pitcher for the Saints as a sophomore, finishing with a 10-3 record and a 1.48 ERA. As a hitter, she had a .314 average (48-for-153) with five doubles, 10 RBI and a team leading 22 stolen bases.

Brown has signed her letter of intent with Florida A&M, a NCAA Div. I university in the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Rattlers are coached by Veronica Higgins and finished the 2011 season with a 26-26 overall record and a 8-4 mark in the MEAC.

As a sophomore, Brown came off the bench as the back-up catcher and drove in seven runs in 36 plate appearances.

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