Lady Vols softball team lands three from California, Shaliyah Geathers from Chattanooga

Ralph and Karen Weekly continue to mine California for elite softball talent but added some local flavor, too.

Tennessee's co-head softball coaches have gone back to the Golden State that has been so fruitful for the Lady Vols to land three more signees.

Annie Aldrete of Monterey, Megan Geer of Los Alamitos and Taylor Koenig of Mira Loma have signed letters of intent with UT for the Class of 2013.

UT also signed outfielder Shaliyah Geathers of Chattanooga.

"This might be our best recruiting class that does not include a pitcher,'' Ralph Weekly said.

Aldrete, a catcher, comes from baseball roots. Her uncle, Mike Aldrete, is a bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Her father, Richard, played nine years in the minor leagues before becoming a coach.

As a junior she batted .544 and was named MaxPreps Small School All-American.

Geer, a second baseman, and Koenig, a third baseman, were captains on the same club team, So Cal Athletics U18 Gold, that won Premier National Championships in 2011 and 2012.

UT liked Geathers' foot speed. She hit .496 as a junior with 40 stolen bases.

"The neat thing about Shay is she's got power too,'' Karen Weekly said. "So we're excited about that blend of speed and power.''

Lamp Honored: Tori Lamp was named SEC diver of the week after winning the platform and 1-meter titles at the Tennessee Invitational.

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VOLsince68 writes:

Great job Coaches Weekly!!!

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