Teammates Join Lady Rams From James Monroe June 23, 2008 | RSS Lindside, W.Va. -- Taylor Fullen and Christy Gravely recently signed with Bluefield College at a ceremony which took place at James Monroe High School. Bluefield head softball coach Lauren Shepard speaks on what type of impact each of these two additions will have on the program... Taylor Fullen (seated, center) inks with the Lady Rams' softball program. Family members, school officials, and BC head softball coach Lauren Shepard (standing, right) look on. Taylor Fullen: "Taylor will operate in center, left, and right field with a great ability to slap, drag, and bunt as well as hit from both sides of the plate. She has a great arm from CF and really knows how to play the game. Taylor will be a huge asset to our team. She has great athletic ability and is a smart athlete. She also possesses speed and displays great defense. Taylor will be great addition to the team and her attitude will continue to lift our morale as our program strengthens. Taylor has great potential to becoming one of the strongest athletes for the 2008-2009 season and I am excited to have her contribute her strengths and personality to our team. She knows the game and I hope her dedication and hard work will spread among this season's team." Christy Gravely (seated, center) becomes a member of BC's softball team as family members, school officials, and BC head softball coach Lauren Shepard (standing, second from left) witness the signing. Christy Gravely: "Christy will play third base and catcher for us. She is very smart behind the plate with a strong arm which can benefit her from 3B as well as behind the plate. She also knows the game very well. She has a great attitude and is willing to learn more about what makes her better as well as her team She is also left-handed and is very strong hitter from that side of the plate. She also has great potential in becoming a leader as well as a stronger athlete. Christy seems to be a very hard worker and will push her teammates to their potential. She is very strong defensivley and always knows where the base runners are." "I'm very excited about this season because we have a variety of athletes, personalities, and a heightened competition among the team," Shepard said. "I feel these two girls, as well as the other incoming freshmen, will bring many attributes to BC that will make for a better, yet, competitive season. They are among many freshmen that will help strengthen our program."