Softball Inks Santa Fe Community College Standout

Dec. 4, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University softball team has announced the signing of Santa Fe Community College outfielder Mayte Diaz (Silver Springs, Fla.) to a National Letter of Intent Wednesday. Diaz is the lone player to sign with the Dolphins during the early fall signing period. The Dolphins begin their inaugural season against Webber International at the JU Softball Complex, January 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Diaz, who attended Forest High School in Ocala, is entering her second season with the Saints and has already started the 2002-03 season on a strong note hitting .396 and leading SFCC to a 15-3 record during the recently completed fall season. As a freshman, Diaz batted .233 with 10 stolen bases and 12 RBI, while finishing fourth on the team in games started (57) and fielding percentage (.975). Off the field, Diaz was a member of the Dean's List and Phi Theta Kappa.

At Forest, Diaz was a two-time Florida Athletic Coaches Association Player of the Year, a four-time all-area first-team selection and scholar-athlete award winner, along with a sparkling 1.000 fielding percentage during her four-year stint. As a junior, Diaz was named the FACA 4A Player of the Year en route to leading the Wildcats to the district championship and an 18-2 record. Diaz led the Wildcats to three consecutive district titles and fell just short of leading Forest to four straight, finishing as the district runners-up her senior year.