(Editor's note: Miles Community College media releases)
MILES CITY -- Miles Community College softball coach Shawna Juarez announced three signings, including Reed Johnson from Columbus High School. Jocelyn Lujan and Morgan Lampshire, both from Utah, also signed.
Johnson is a 3.9 student and was named to the academic all-state team. Reed's club team captured a Montana state championship and she led the team in batting.
"I chose Miles because I love how the team is so bonded," Johnson said. "They make everyone feel like they are part of the team. The culture was so much fun to be around."
"From the first time I saw Reed play, I knew we needed her on our team," Juarez said. "She is a well-rounded person and athlete. Her energy, positivity, and excellence will serve her well at MCC and she will do great things for us."
Lujan is a utility player from Murray High School in Utah. After her sophomore season, she was selected player of the year for Murray HS for the impact she made in the program. She plays for a highly competitive club team, where she made lasting impacts for them both on and off the diamond. Lujan stood out to the coaching staff because of her ability to play any position on the field.
"She has a passion and desire to be the best at her craft," Juarez said. "We love how she gives maximum effort in all that she does. Jocelyn's explosive bat and smooth fielding abilities will strongly help the program. We are excited to have her and look forward to her career at Miles."
"I chose Miles Community College because of how family-oriented it is," Lujan said.
Lampshire, an infielder also from Murray, was awarded female athlete of the year at Murray High School. She was an all-region selection in Utah and plays for a strong club team that travels around the United States to play.
"Morgan is a quality student-athlete that plays the game at a high level," Juarez said. "She is versatile and will make a large impact offensively for the Pioneers."
"I chose MCC because of the great impressions that the coaches gave, the interactions with the team and how they treated me when I came to visit the school," Lampshire said.