SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
Softball signs Annike Don for the 2010 season
After making its first postseason appearance since 2005, the JU softball team has wasted no time in strengthening its roster by adding Miami-Dade College standout Annike Don for the 2010 season.

Don, a second baseman and outfielder, joins infielder Morgan Kibler (Marietta, Pa.), pitcher Olivia Kline (Trinity, Fla.) and catcher Sarah Simon (New Port Richey, Fla.), who signed with the Dolphins in the fall.

Don was a two-year starter for Miami Dade College and helped the Sharks to the 2008 Southeastern Conference Championship. She was named second team all-conference in each of her two seasons, In 2009, she also posted a team-best 30 steals on the diamond.

“Annike adds more depth to our infield with her abilities,” said JU head coach Amanda Lehotak. “Her bat and speed make her a double threat. I can’t wait to get her out on the field so she can help us out.”

In the classroom, Don earned FCCAA Academic Team athlete honors and helped the Sharks receive NJCAA Academic “Team of the Year” accolades for 2008.

Prior to Miami-Dade, Don played both softball and volleyball at G. Holmes Braddock Sr. High School in Miami, Fla.

Don was a four-year starter at shortstop for head coach Adanais Marcote. She posted the highest batting average in her senior and freshman seasons for the Bulldogs. Don also earned “Rookie of the Year” honors as freshman and was awarded the Bulldog Athletic Award in her final season.

On the volleyball court, she led the Bulldogs to a district championship and berth in the regionals as a junior en route to earning the outstanding server award by her coaches.