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Valentine commits to DI MTSU

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

According to a recent Facebook post by Lake Land College graduate, Samantha Valentine (Monticello, IL; Monticello High School), she has verbally committed to continue her collegiate student-athletic career at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.

MTSU is a NCAA Division I member with an enrollment of approximately 20,000.

The MTSU Blue Raiders softball team plays in 14-member, Conference USA. Valentine will play under the guidance of MTSU head softball coach, Jeff Breeden.
Valentine played softball at the NJCAA Division I level for the Lady Lakers of Lake Land College for two seasons under the tutelage of Lake Land College head softball coach, Nic Nelson, breaking numerous single season and career team records.

Valentine currently holds Lake Land Softball single season records for:
  • Hits ... 120
  • Triples ... 10
  • Runs ... 98

Valentine currently holds Lake Land Softball career records for:
  • Hits ...212
  • Triples ... 14
  • Runs ... 179
  • Stolen Bases ... 71

This season, Valentine ranked in the Top-100 nationally in the following:
  • 1st ... Hits ... 120
  • 1st ... Runs ... 98
  • 1st ... At-Bats ... 252
  • 1st ... Plate Appearances ... 274
  • 3rd ... Triples ... 10
  • 8th ... Total Bases ... 183
  • 9th ... Doubles ... 25
  • 28th ... Batting Average ... 476
  • 41st ... Stolen Bases ... 32
  • 72nd ... OBP ... .506
  • 83rd ... RBI ... 57
  • 90th ... Slugging Pct. ... .726
  • 94th ... Hit-by-Pitch ... 7

Additionally, Valentine helped the Lady Lakers reach the NJCAA Softball Division I National Finals for those two seasons.

Valentine is an NFCA 2017 NJCAA Division I All-Amercan First Team selection.

All images of Samantha Valentine / Chet Novak. Click images for larger view.

Read about Valentine's selection as a NJCAA All-American, here

 
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