Dec. 15, 2017

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland softball head coach Lauren Cognigni announced Friday the addition of four student-athletes during the early signing period. Hannah Chadwell, Kiersten Korber, Kayla Gibson and Sidney Rayba will join the 2018-19 class.

"We are really excited about our 2018 recruiting class," said Cognigni. "With their experience competing at a high level we expect them to contribute to the success of our program right away."

Hannah Chadwell
Clarkston, Mich.
Clarkston HS
5-7 • 3B

• Regional Champions, 2015, 2017
• District Champions, 2015, 2017
• Academic All-American

Cognigni on Chadwell: "Hannah will add great versatility to our roster with the ability to play multiple positions on defense."

Kiersten Korber
Macomb Twp, Mich.
Utica Eisenhower HS
6-2 • Pitcher/1B

• All-MAC First Team, 2017
• All-District, 2017
• All-County, 2017
• MVP, Utica Eisenhower HS, 2016

Cognigni on Korber: "We will look for Kiersten to add depth to our lineup offensively while also contributing at first base and on the mound."

Kayla Gibson
Rocklin, Calif.
Rocklin HS
5-8 • Pitcher, Outfield

 Won a state championship in 2016
 Three-time Scholar Athlete Award Recipient

Cognigni on Gibson: "Kayla is a great student-athlete who will come in with a lot of experience on the mound and will round out our pitching staff nicely."

Sidney Rayba
Rochester Hills, Mich.
Stoney Creek HS
5-5 • Outfield

• Three-time team MVP & Captain
• All-Region, 2017
• First-team All-County CF, 2017
• Two-time All-District, 2015, 2017
• Two-time All-League, 2016, 2017

Cognigni on Rayba: "With Sidney's athleticism and quickness we will look for her to make an immediate impact in the outfield."





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