Mountain View catcher/outfielder JoLynn Niegocki announced her commitment to play for Fort Lewis on Friday. Niegocki batted .459 with seven RBI on three doubles and a triple to help lead the Mountain Lions to a 7-4 record last spring.
Marana senior Tatum Caldwell, Canyon del Oro senior Aimee Shanks and Mountain View senior Hailie Mann also committed to play for the Skyhawks. Former Canyon del Oro standout Shelby Hotchkiss joined the team this year and former Ironwood Ridge standouts Mandy Lorenson, Kelly Decker and Julia Roberts are also on the Fort Lewis 2020 roster.
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