EDWARDSVILLE – Page Clinton (Mount Vernon) will join the SIUE softball program for the 2016 season, head coach Sandy Montgomery announced Wednesday.
"Page is a utility player who will excel in one position once she gets here," said Montgomery. "I don't know what that will be until we get her on the field to see how she performs at this level."
SIUE is coming off a 43-win season in which the Cougars were the regular season champions for the Ohio Valley Conference.
Clinton will have two years of eligibility with the Cougars after spending the past two seasons as a standout at Lake Land College (Illinois).
A member of the 2015 NJCAA Division One Region 24 All-Region team, she was a two-time Region 24 All-Tournament team honoree. She also earned All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference honors this past season.
Montgomery said Clinton has great speed and the ability to play several positions.
"She certainly has all of the skills to put herself in a position to get playing time," added Montgomery.
Clinton was a four-time All-South Seven Conference performer at Mount Vernon Township High School. She played summer softball for three years with the Downstate Rippers and four seasons with the Midland Magic.
"She is a good student, a savvy player, and very competitive. She fits right into the mold that we like to recruit," said Montgomery.
The daughter of Wayne and Melinda Clinton, she plans to major in exercise science at SIUE.