SEWANEE, Tenn. - Head Sewanee softball coach Merritt Yackey has announced the addition of Jordan Spicer to the coaching staff.
Spicer brings to the Domain her previous playing experience at the NCAA Division I level, spending most of her time on the field at first base and designated hitter.
"I am very pleased and excited that Jordan has agreed to become our new assistant softball coach," said Yackey. "She enjoyed a successful collegiate playing career and brings a great passion for the game. I am confident she will be a great mentor and teacher for our student-athletes."
Originally from Beech High School in Hendersonville, Spicer played two seasons with Belmont, compiling a career .296 average. Playing in 99 career games with the Bruins, she started all 54 games her freshman year, as she finished tied for the team lead in hits (40) and doubles (8).
Following her sophomore year, she transferred to Southern Illinois, where she played 68 games for the Salukis. Her senior year saw her hit seven homers and record a .603 slugging percentage. Adding 14 walks, she posted a .422 on-base percentage. With her efforts at the plate, she was selected to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team and a First Team Scholar-Athlete.
Also during her senior year, her team qualified for the 2019 NCAA Softball Championships, earning a win over Detroit Mercy (Mich.) in the Evanston, Ill. Regional (Northwestern).
In 167 career games as a collegiate student-athlete, she recorded 104 hits, 15 homers and 73 runs batted in.
"I am excited to accept this position, and I am ready to bring light into this program that has been in the shadows the past few years with my knowledge from the Division I level. I am thankful to be back in my home state. I am hopeful that my experience enlights the program and this team as a whole."
Spicer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication.