Bulldogs sign two for 2009-10
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signings of Mt. Juliet product Megan Lavery and White House native Emily Nicholson to scholarship papers this week. Lavery and Nicholson are both signees for the 2009-10 academic year.
Nicholson was voted All-District at catcher as a junior and All-District Tournament at first base as a sophomore at White House High School. She has 25 career home runs for the Blue Devils and coach Cindy Towers. She has also been a four-year member of the WHHS bowling team.
Nicholson plays for the Elite Diamonds travel team for coach Rodney Gooch and has been training at Club K in Antioch for eight years. She is the daughter of Don and Patricia Nicholson. She plans to major in Athletic Training at Cumberland.
Lavery batted .302 with one home run, 18 stolen bases and 23 RBIs last season for the Mt. Juliet Golden Bears, earning All-District Tournament honors in 9-AAA. She also posted a .521 on-base percentage last season.
Lavery also played three seasons of softball at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, before moving to Mt. Juliet. At CHS, she garnered Honorable Mention District 3-5A accolades.
She played soccer this past year at Mt. Juliet as well, earning All-District 9-AAA honors and has earned two high school letters in the sport. Lavery is the daughter of Robert Lavery, Jr., of Abilene and Lawana Nelson of Mt. Juliet. She plans to major in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training at Cumberland.