For Immediate Release: June 4, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Softball signs pair of infielders during spring singing period

VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton University softball team has received a National Letter of Intent from Michelle Olivieri (Conesus, N.Y.) and Deannie Plemon (Irvine, Calif.). They will both join the Bearcats for the 2008 season.

Olivieri, who plays third base, will enter her junior season next spring. This past season, she competed for Daytona Beach Community College. In her freshman season at UMBC, she appeared in 50 games with 20 starts and batted .360. In addition, she homered six times and drove in 21 runs.

“Michelle is a versatile player with quality experience at the Division I, JUCO, and travel ball levels. She has been coached well and we are hoping that her experience will bring depth to our young team.”

Plemon, who currently plays catcher for Woodbridge High School, is a two-time All-Sea View League selection. She was named to the first team as a junior and second team as a sophomore. Plemon was also named to the Irvine All-City team in 2005 and 2006. During the summer, she also plays for the Irvine Sting 18 Gold Travel Team.

“Deannie is team oriented player who has a strong knowledge of the game.," Brian said. "She is a natural leader and I am looking forward to having her here.”


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