Northeast softball adds New Site's Harris to signing class

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College head softball coach Jody Long continues to add to his 2010-11 signing class.

Long recently announced that New Site High School standout Bree Harris has agreed to join the Lady Tiger softball team for the 2010-11 season.

Harris also inked with Ricky Ford’s Lady Tiger basketball team in April as part of a five-player signing that included Anna Brooke Page and Zoe Hammock from defending Class 3A champion Belmont, Bree Harris and Carleigh King from Class 2A runner-up New Site and Hillary Miller from Booneville.

On the softball diamond, Harris hit .395 for the Lady Royals while scoring 19 runs and driving in 20.

Harris, a 5-7 prospect, also pieced together a .541 on-base percentage and a .605 slugging percentage while knocking around four doubles, a triple and a home run for the Lady Royals.

Harris’ break-out game came against Tremont on April 5 when the New Site senior went 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles while knocking in five runs and scoring five as well.

Harris becomes the eleventh player signed by Long for the 2010-11 period.

Long opened up the signing period in January by picking up West Union’s Claire Wilkerson and Kimberly Jumper and Tishomingo County’s Erin Williams.

Long got major commitments from four Booneville Lady Blue Devils in January as well. The veteran softball mentor was able to get letters of intents from Madeline Hickman, Hannah Hastings, Raleigh Downs and Nicki Whitten all on the same day.

Long added a pair of Kossuth Lady Aggies to the mix when the veteran mentor signed Haley Knepp on the same day as Williams signed and picked up Kelsie Follin later in the signing period.

Katie Beth Dahlem of Hamilton was the latest to join the Lady Tiger softball program on May 15 before Harris made her decision official.

Harris also made a name for herself on the hardwood at New Site High School and was the 2010 Cellular South Scholar Athlete for the Class 2A state championship game.

Harris, who carried the Lady Royals to the Class 2A state championship game before falling to Newton, averaged 16 points a game for New Site as well as 2.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game for the Lady Royals.

During her senior season, Harris was named to the Class 2A All-State Team, the Class 2A All-North Half Team and the Division 1-2A All-Division team in 2010. Harris was also named to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal All-Area third team in 2010.

NEMCC Media Relations