Central Community College softball has signed five players in recent weeks from high schools throughout Nebraska. They are:
Morgan Carver, an outfielder from Adams Central High Schools in Hastings.
“Morgan is an outfielder with good defensive skills that will really strengthen our outfield,” said CCC head coach Jack Gutierrez. “She is a team leader for her high school team that we think will successfully transition into college.”
Mylee Sheets, a shortstop from Tekamah-Herman High School.
Sheets says she looks forward to the opportunity. “What I’m probably most looking forward to is just being able to keep playing. I’m definitely not ready to be done. I’m really excited to just keep playing and get to experience the college level of Softball. I’ve always wanted to do that.”
Sheets said she had no intention of playing College Softball until the Raiders reached out to her.
She plans on playing shortstop for CCC, the same position she played for the Tigers.
Sheets will also be on the Central Dance Team.
She says CCC made her feel right at home. “I thought Central was perfect for me because I love the campus, and I got to talk to the Coach Jack and he’s just such a nice guy. And that’s kind of what really pushed me to choose Central because it’s small, and the people there are just really nice people.”
Sheets says she plans to major in Dental Hygiene, and doesn’t have plans to play anymore college Softball after CCC.
She is the daughter of Jesse and Abby Sheets.
“Mylee was recruited to come in and fill a vacated shortstop position and we think she will do exactly that,” said Gutierrez. “She played high school softball for her mom as the coach, so her softball IQ is very high.”
Kassidy Soulliere, a pitcher from Lakeview High School.
“Kassidy is familiar with how things work at Central Community College,” said Gutierrez. “She only played one year of high school softball, so her potential has barely been tapped. We think she has her best softball ahead of her.”
Michaela Wegner, an infielder from Pender High School, which co-ops with Wisner for softball.
Wegner, who also plays basketball for the Pendragons and runs track for the Emerson-Hubbard-Pender Raptors, says she got really good at Softball during high school. “Well I put a lot of my time into Softball and Basketball. Those are kind of the two sports that have always meant a lot to me. And I’ve always wanted to go onto the next level whether that be softball or that be basketball. But in the past few years here with softball I’ve just really excelled. And my coaches, my teammates have really pushed me to be a better softball player, and that’s just kind of what pushed me to make that decision to continue my softball career.”
Wegner was a utility player for the Vipers, playing first base and shortstop. She plans to play 2nd base for the Raiders.
The Northeast Nebraska Vipers are a softball co-op between Wisner-Pilger, Pender, and Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur.
Wegner says she loves everything about Central. “I really loved Central Community College. The campus just stood out to me, I felt like I was at home. And I also really enjoyed my conversation with Coach Jack (Gutierrez) and just the way that the Softball Program is ran there.”
Wegner is the niece of Stanton Head Girls Basketball Coach Greg Wegner, who played basketball at Central under Gutierrez.
She plans to major in Elementary Education.
“Michaela was a shortstop in high school, but we plan to move her to second base which shouldn’t be a problem,” said Gutierrez. “She is a student of the game and will help the Raiders with her athleticism.”
Ragan Wood, a catcher from Central Valley High School in Greeley.
“Ragan had great success as a high school catcher,” said Gutierrez. “She is a tough-minded athlete and we can play her anywhere on the infield or outfield.