LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant softball program has announced the addition of three newcomers for the 2017-18 year. Diana Muniz, Heather Long and Cassidy Lewis have committed to Covenant with the intent to play softball under head coach Christine Engbers.
Diana Muniz - Houston, Texas - Incarnate Word Academy
Muniz attended and played softball at Incarnate Word Academy in Houston, Texas. Muniz plays both second base and outfield and received an All-District honorable mention for her play. Additionally, she has played two seasons for Breakaway Speed under head coach Randy Lusby.
Academically, Muniz wants to pursue a career in the health field, with the hopes of becoming a physician's assistant. On choosing Covenant, Muniz said, "When I went up to visit I felt at home. I saw this place as a great opportunity to grow in my academics and in my faith."
"Diana adds another layer of athleticism to our team," Engbers said. "She has been very well coached, and I look forward to seeing her grow athletically and spiritually during her time at Covenant."
Heather Long - Newnan, Ga. - Trinity Christian
Long attended and played four years of softball at Trinity Christian School. Long is a pitcher and an outfielder. During her career at Trinity Christian, she was a member of the 2016 All-State team, a three-time All-Region selection and a two-time All-County choice.
Long is planning to major in biology with a minor in education and wants to pursue a career in occupational therapy. In high school, she was a member of the Beta Club and the Honor Roll. "I chose Covenant because I will be challenged both academically and spiritually which will prepare me to serve others in the future," Long said.
"Heather is going to be a great addition to our growing program," Engbers stated. "She is a fantastic fit and will give us some depth both in the circle and in the outfield."
Cassidy Lewis - Cleveland, Tenn. - Bradley County
Lewis has played shortstop and outfield as a member of ProStar Fastpitch. A native of Cleveland, Tenn., she also played and lettered for three seasons at Bradley County High School.
Lewis brings strong academics to Covenant and is looking to major in Business. On attending Covenant, Lewis said "I chose Covenant because everything felt like home. I was comfortable in the atmosphere around the campus and with Coach Engbers. I wasn't nervous at all being there. The view is absolutely beautiful and reminds of me of the times I spent outside my entire childhood. Another major factor was my religion. My relationship with Christ is the most important thing in my life. Being able to get an outstanding education, play softball, and stay strong in my faith is such a blessing. God couldn't have placed me at a college with a more perfect fit."
"Cassidy is an exciting get for us," Engbers said. "She brings another layer of speed and consistency to our program. She will be a great teammate and I'm excited to see her develop as a player and a young lady."
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