MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Pfeiffer University head softball coach Todd Bradley announced the signing of three area athletes who will join the Lady Falcons softball program in the fall of 2010. The new additions to Pfeiffer include C.C. Dew, an all-around player from Sanford, N.C., Cynthia Hayes, a shortstop and utility player from Seagrove, N.C., and Hannah Jackson, an infielder from Greensboro, N.C.
Dew, formerly of Southern Lee High School in Sanford, now attends Cape Fear Christian Academy in Erwin, N.C. Dew is a versatile athlete who can play anywhere in the outfield and at second, third and behind the dish. Championships are no stranger to Dew as she helped Cape Fear to the N.C.I.S.A.A. 1A state championship last season. The Lady Eagles had a perfect record of 19-0, outscoring their opponents 27-0 in the state tournament. Dew was named all-conference, all-district and all-state at S.L.H.S. and was named all-conference and all-state with the Lady Eagles. In 2007, Dew took home the Pony national championship with her travel ball team, the Cape Fear Storm White. Dew currently maintains a 3.8 grade point average and has been inducted into the C.F.C.A. National Honor Society.
Hayes, out of Southwestern Randolph High School in Asheboro, can cover a lot of ground at the shortstop position. Hayes received the honor of taking home the Wendy’s Heisman Award in the spring of 2009 and is a two-time 3A state champion with S.R.H.S. in 2007 and 2009. Hayes led her squad in ’07 to a 30-1 record followed by a 26-3 mark in the banner years. Hayes gained all-conference and all-district recognition in each of her first three years, leading her conference sophomore year with a .500 batting average. Academically, Hayes has always found herself on the year-end honor roll.
Jackson, an infielder from the Shining Light Academy in Greensboro, plays in the middle infield if not catching behind the plate. Jackson has played all three years with the Knights softball program winning the coaches award in 2007 followed by the Most Valuable Player award in 2008. Jackson plays travel ball with the Randolph Knockouts and has played three years on the varsity basketball program at Shining Light. Jackson has been inducted into the Honor Society the last three years, has been named the Student Council President for the last two, and took home the school’s music award a year ago.
The 2010 Lady Falcons will kick off the new campaign on February 6th in the UNC-Pembroke tournament. Pfeiffer will take on West Virginia State at noon, East Stroudsburg at 2:00 p.m. and Kutztown at 6:00 p.m.