South Carolina State head women’s softball coach Cheretta Stevenson has announced the signing of two prospects to National Letters of Intent (NLI) during the recent early signing period.

Joining the Lady Bulldogs for the 2018-19 season will be short stop/outfielder Tajah Clark and infielder and center fielder Paige Owens.

Clark, a native of Decatur, GA, played her prep career at Arabia Mountain High School. She received several Division I and II offers before choosing South Carolina State.

Why Clark Chose S.C. State: “It wasn’t that far from home and my family would get a chance to see me play. I really like their engineering program and I love the atmosphere and environment that South Carolina State has to offer.” - Tajah Clark

Coach Stevenson on Clark: We look forward to her being a part of our team next season. She brings experience in the middle infield that is desperately needed in the future. Clark has the potential to come right in the program and start as a freshman.

Owens, a native of Atlanta, GA, played her prep career at Heritage High School. She received offers from Savannah State, Alabama A&M, Mississippi Valley, Valdosta State, St. Francis University.

Why Owens Chose S.C. State: “The environment was great and everyone was welcoming me like a family, which made me want to be a part of the team. I wanted to be among people that want to compete and win and I saw that in the players and coaches. I believe I can make a huge impact at South Carolina State” - Paige Owens

Coach Cheretta Stevenson on Owens: Paige will be a huge asset to the Lady Bulldogs as she brings versatility and the ability to play multiple positions (3rd, SS, 2nd, CF). She is a true definition of a utility player and will also bring a strong bat-speed to our offense. Paige has the potential to be a starter at one of several positions for the 2018-19 season.

“I am very excited about signing two talented players in Clark and Owens and I want to thank both of them for choosing South Carolina State to further their academic careers, as well as joining the Lady Bulldog Softball program,” Stevenson said.

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