Dripping Springs second baseman Camille Corona looks on during a Class 5A semifinal match against Willis at McCombs Field on June 2, 2017. Corona has signed with Texas. NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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With an assist from UT’s former softball coach, Mike White completes his first signing day at Texas

Posted November 15th, 2018

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On Wednesday, the Texas softball team celebrated Signing Day by adding four in-state recruits to its program.

Three of UT’s four signees became Texas pledges after Mike White was hired to lead the team this summer. In fact, Birdville pitcher Grace Green originally gave a verbal commitment to White while he was coaching at Oregon. Dripping Springs infielder Camille Corona, though, committed to the Longhorns almost two years ago while Connie Clark was the head coach.

Texas also signed catcher London Marder and utility player Alyssa Popelka. Popelka attends nearby Westwood, and White said she “possesses both middle infield and outfield ability, so she is a true utility player.” At Humble Atascocita, Marder was once a teammate of Texas junior outfielder Kaitlyn Washington.

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“We’re excited to bring in our first Texas class as a coaching staff,” White said in a press release. “This group includes pitching, infield, outfield and hitting depth for our program. Overall, we’re very pleased with this class. It will help us as a complete unit, and we see them as being immediate contributors for our squad.”

INF Camille Corona, Dripping Springs High (Dripping Springs)

LHP Grace Green, Birdville High (North Richland Hills)

C/UTIL London Marder, Atascocita High (Humble)

UTIL Alyssa Popelka, Westwood High (Austin)

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