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All-Stars Week Not Short on Future Eagles


All-Stars Week Not Short on Future Eagles

The state’s best graduating talent will gather June 20-23 in Fayetteville, where they will compete in their respective sports at All-Stars week.  Seven future Williams Baptist College athletes are attending from all over the state in three different sports.

Five Williams signees will participate in softball, one in baseball, and one in soccer.  Also, WBC softball and volleyball Head Coach Eric Newell will have the honor of speaking for a coaching clinic during the weeks festivities.

WBC signees Shelby Anderson (Mountain Home), Shelby Upshaw (Mountain Home), Callie Simmons (North Little Rock), Lauren Sweetin (Sheridan), and Courtney Weathers (Keiser) will swing their bats against the state’s top graduating softball athletes. 

With five representatives at the event, Newell noted, “The All-Star game puts an exclamation mark on the recruiting class.”  He added, “I am very pleased with not only the girls attending the All-Star game, but our entire recruiting class for next season.” 

The game will be played at Bogle Park at 5:00 p.m. on June 20. 

WBC signee Matt Prinner will be the lone WBC baseball representative at the annual event.  Prinner is a Viola native and will be playing on the East All-Star team.  This game will be played at Baum Stadium on June 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Future soccer Eagle J.J. Lopez will play goalie for the west all stars.  Lopez is a graduate of DeQueen High School.  The soccer game will be played on Razorback Field at 6:00 p.m. at June 21.

Newell has been chosen by the Arkansas High School Fast Pitch Association (AHSFPA) committee to speak at the annual High School Coaches Clinic.  The two topics Newell chose for the annual clinic are “Coaching Girls” and “Softball Scholarships and Recruiting.”

The clinic will be held on June 21 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Fayetteville at 3:00 p.m. 

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