Shawnee State signs DeAutremont

Published 11:14 pm Saturday, October 18, 2008

Jazel DeAutremont is ready for a challenge no matter what the level of play.

DeAutremont is still a senior at Rock Hill and has one more high school softball season, and she is well aware of the challenges ahead this spring.

But DeAutremont has guaranteed herself of even more and greater challenges in the future after signing a letter-of-intent to play for the Shawnee State University Golden Bears.

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“I’m just ready for more competition. I’m a competitor. I’m always up for (a challenge),” said DeAutremont.

DeAutremont has had plenty of challenges with the Redwomen. She has played virtually every position on the field including the team’s ace pitcher last season. She will probably play centerfield for Shawnee State.

“I’ll play centerfield, but they said I’d probably end up pitching some,” said DeAutremont.

The Rock Hill standout was recruited by Youngstown State, Whitworth University and Barry College in Georgia before settling on SSU.

“They had what I want with athletic training and I knew it would take four years. It was close to home and I can stay here with my family and play softball,” said DeAutremont.

“I’ve enjoyed my coaches who have helped me improve. I like being around people who like to play the sport.”

As a sophomore, DeAutremont helped Rock Hill to a 20-0 regular season and 21-1 record overall as the Redwomen won their first Ohio Valley Conference championship. She has even loftier goals for college.

“I’d love to end up being an All-American. That would be my dream. And I want to help my team as much as possible,” said DeAutremont.

“I’m so excited for it. My mom and dad always preached to me to go to class and you’ll do well,” said DeAutremont.

Jazel is the daughter of Angie and Jack DeAutremont.