CORLEY, WILLIAMS, SIGN WITH BLOOMFIELD SOFTBALL
Courtesy of Bloomfield College
Bloomfield, NJ - Bloomfield College Head Softball Coach Rocco Constantino announced the signing of two current high school seniors to National Letters of Intent as part of the NCAA early signing period. Ashton Corley (Escondido, CA /San Pasqual High School) and Ashleigh Williams (Manassas, VA/Highland High School) have both signed as part of the Deacons 2009 recruiting class.
Corley, a terrific defensive outfielder and versatile slap hitter, was named All-Valley League in the San Diego area by the Union-Tribune newspaper. Corley is also a member of the San Diego Breakers 18U Gold Team that competed in last year's ASA National Tournament in Oklahoma City. The captain of her team at San Pasqual High School, Corley was named her team's Best All-Around Player as a sophomore and won the Defensive MVP Award after committing just one error all year.
Corley led the Fighting Eagles to a successful finish in the SoCal D2 League last season and will return this year as a top player on a team that expects to challenge for the league title in 2009. Also an outstanding student, Corley will be attending Bloomfield College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship as well as an athletic scholarship. Ashton is the daughter of Jack Corley and Shannon Lougee.
Williams comes to Bloomfield College with an extensive travel and high school resume. She garnered multiple honors as a pitcher for Osbourn High School as an underclassman before moving to Highland High School for her senior year. She was named First-Team Pitcher in the Examiner Newspaper, First-Team All Washington Post Extra, First-Team All Northwest Regional and Cedar Run District First-Team. As a sophomore and junior, Williams was named to the All-Met Team by the Washington Post as well. Williams is also an accomplished first and third baseman and has middle of the lineup ability offensively.
Working mostly as a pitcher for Osbourn High School, Williams led her school to the Northwest Regional Championship in 2007 and helped establish Osbourn as one of the top teams in the highly competitive Cedar Run District in Virginia. She led them to the regular season championship and a runner-up finish in the Cedar Run District Tournament. She finished her season with a record of 24-4 and hit .424 on the season and was named First-Team All-Northwest Region.
As a third basemen/pitcher for the nationally recognized Wagner's Gold 18U team, Williams helped her squad to a 17th place finish in last year's National Tournament in Oklahoma City. She was also a member of the 16U ASA Eastern National Champions in 2007. Ashleigh is the daughter of Sandy and Jerry Williams.
Both Corley and Williams are expected to come in right away and make an immediate impact for the Deacons, according to Constantino.
"Ashleigh and Ashton are the type of national-level type of players that I believe Bloomfield and the CACC should be attracting," said the third-year head coach. "I believe the softball teams in the CACC and the Northeast Region can compete with anybody in the country and it's my goal in recruiting to have the players that reflect that."