Two Hornets Sign to 4 Years

Jacquelyn Valdez

Fullerton College Softball has two players moving on to a university next year. Sophomore, Anissa Loera,

Loera
Anissa Loera will be furthing her education and softball careers at Cal State Dominguez Hills in the fall. Photo credit: Kim Cisneros

will be moving on to Cal State Dominguez Hills and Brigid Ruiz will be moving on to Sonoma State University.

This season Lorea is primarily a catcher for the Hornets. Next year she will be playing catcher at Cal State Dominguez Hills. As for her education, Loera is going to major in Sociology.

Picking CSDH was essentially a no brainer for Loera after she had her visit to the school and met with the coaches.

“It’s a great program and the coaches had a lot of good things to say about the team and themselves, I enjoyed my visit and automatically knew it would be a great fit,” Loera said.

With Loera’s overall batting average of .317 and a slugging percentage of .485, it’s safe to say she will be missed at Fullerton College and will be a great asset for CSDH next year.

 

“I have had the opportunity to work with many great catchers, Anissa is very special to me, she is loyal and dedicated, [she’s] gifted athletically, yet very humble,” said assistant coach Crystal Aguirre. “Anissa has the ability to achieve anything she desires.”

Loera continues to work hard on the field and in the classroom as her last season as a Hornet comes to end.

“I’m excited about moving on and starting fresh with a new group of girls and coaches,” said Loera. “I’m ready for this next journey.”

The other Lady Hornet moving on is Brigid Ruiz who will be attending Sonoma State University next year. She is currently the starting pitcher for the Lady Hornets, with the occasional appearance at shortstop.

“I picked Sonoma State University because I absolutely love the location and the coaching staff, It felt like the perfect fit for me,” Ruiz said.

Ruiz will be majoring in Spanish at Sonoma officially, but plans to change her major to business after she gets there.

For the Lady Hornets, Ruiz has an ERA of 2.18 and an outstanding 138 strikeouts overall as a pitcher. As a hitter currently Ruiz has a batting average of .310 in conference and a slugging percentage of .586. The Hornets lead the conference in strikeouts and Ruiz is the main reason why.

Ruiz
Brigid Ruiz will be furthering her education and softball career at Sonoma State University in the fall. Photo credit: Kim Cisneros

“[Ruiz is] most unique athlete I have had the pleasure to coach,” Aguirre said. “She never gives anything less than her best, she is respectful, she is very special young woman and I feel very blessed to have had this opportunity to coach her, and have her represent the Hornets.”

“I am completely excited and ready to move on to the next level, I can’t wait,” Ruiz said.

Fullerton has an overall record of 22-16 and an 11-9 conference record. They can clinch a playoff spot with a win in their conference finale Wednesday on the road against Riverside City College.