Softball Signs Five to National Letters of Intent

Nov. 17, 2006

Five student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UCLA, incoming head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez announced today. The group includes Samantha Camuso, GiOnna DiSalvatore, Monica Harrison, Donna Kerr and Katie Schroeder.

Inouye-Perez will begin her inaugural season as UCLA's head softball coach in February, 2007, following the retirement of Sue Enquist effective January 1, 2007.

Camuso is an infielder from Redding, Calif. She was named a first-team Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-American in 2006 playing for Foothill High School. As a shortstop at Foothill, she was also named to the All-Eastern Athletic League team at the end of the high school season. "Sammy is very athletic and has a beautiful swing," said Inouye-Perez.

DiSalvatore hails from Palm Harbor, Fla. She earned Second-Team Lousiville Slugger All-America honors in 2006 and is a middle infielder with a great deal of offensive power. As a high school junior last season, DiSalvatore hit .500 on the year with 45 hits in 90 at-bats for Countryside High School. "Gionna is a powerful lefty hitter and has strength and quickness like [current UCLA shortstop] Jodie Legaspi," said Inouye-Perez.

Harrison, an infielder from Garden Grove, Calif., and Pacifica High School, currently leads the U.S. Junior Women's National Team as Team USA is 8-0 in pool play at the Pan Am Qualifier in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Harrison has started six games for the Americans and is 12-for-15 with nine runs scored, five RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage for the tournament. Harrison was a member of the OC Batbusters team that won the ASA Gold Nationals tournament in Oklahoma City last August. "Monica is a solid hitter and an experienced infielder. She will come in and be a leader in the infield in her freshman year." said Inouye-Perez.

Kerr is a pitcher from San Diego, Calif., and Patrick Henry High School. Kerr was the winning pitcher in the ASA Gold Nationals championship game for the OC Batbusters and is currently 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA for Team USA at the Pan Am Qualifier. Kerr has accumulated 18 strikeouts with just one walk in the tournament and is tied for the team lead in innings pitched with nine. "I have watched Donna succeed at every level and am excited to get her in a Bruin uniform. Our strength has always been in the circle and I believe Donna will continue that tradition. Lisa [Fernandez, UCLA assistant coach]and I are both looking forward to working with her"

Schroeder is an outfielder from Esperanza High School in Yorba Linda, Calif. She has started six games and played in seven for Team USA at the Pan Am Qualifier in Puerto Rico and is another member of the OC Batbusters squad that won Gold Nationals last August. "Katie will take over as the quarterback in centerfield. She is a threat at the plate using both the short game as a slap hitter and has the ability to hit for power, similar to Bruin standout Natasha Watley, who will be her hitting coach when Katie enters as a freshman." said Inouye-Perez.

"I believe this is the top recruiting class in the country," said Inouye-Perez. "This group brings a great deal of championship experience both at the ASA and Junior National Team levels. It is one of the most athletic classes to ever come into UCLA and it couldn't happen at a better time because of the departure of our 2007 senior class. I believe this class will come in and make an impact all four years they are in uniform."

UCLA softball leads the nation with 11 National Championships, most recently taking the title in 2004 before finishing second in 2005 and third in 2006. The Bruins are scheduled to open their 2007 season on February 9, 2007, at the Kajikawa Classic in Phoenix, Ariz.


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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Feb 12
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
L, 1 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
W, 7 - 3
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 8 - 3
Friday, Feb 19
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
W, 2 - 0
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
L, 6 - 8
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
L, 5 - 10
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
W, 14 - 6 (5)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 4
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, May 07 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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