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BOISE, Idaho-Boise State softball head coach Erin Thorpe announced, Thursday, the signing of three accomplished high school seniors to National Letters of Intent. The signees will join the Broncos beginning with the 2012 season.
The fourth recruiting class in program history boasts conference, state and national champions from three western states.
"We feel that this group is exactly what this program was looking for to help continue our growth toward becoming a strong national competitor," Thorpe said. "Not only are they versatile and athletic, but they possess strong values and leadership characteristics that will help shape this program."
Kenzie Cole (Dayton, Nev./Dayton HS) has been dominant in the circle since entering high school. Cole was named Nevada MVP as a freshman. Katie Engelbrecht (Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville HS) was named first team all-state last season at catcher. Jordan Kreiger (Hillsboro, Ore./Glencoe HS) has experience at the highest level. Kreiger has started 91 games in her high school career, including three state championship games. She also helped Northwest Blaze to the 2009 ASA 16A National Championship.
"Each one of them has the ability to push our returners for a spot in the starting lineup and help us continue to create tremendous competition at each spot on the field and thereby making everyone better," said Thorpe.
The Bronco softball team is entering its third season of existence. In the program's second year, Boise State finished third in the Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament. The group of incoming student-athletes will compete in the Mountain West Conference, as Boise State changes conference affiliations next year.
Click on each signee above to learn more about them.