Six players commit to BSU softball for 2014
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Six players commit to BSU softball for 2014

The Bemidji State University softball program announced the addition of six new players for its 2014 team Tuesday afternoon. Danielle Jecmen (P/INF, Bloomingdale, Ill.), Alayna Krejci (INF, Schofield, Wis., pictured), Jessica Yost (INF, Bemidji, Minn.), Megan Boser (INF/OF, Pierz, Minn.), Libby Bingham (INF, Savage, Minn.), and Kait Shea (OF, Woodbury, Minn.) all signed either National Letters of Intent or offers of admission to play collegiate softball for head coach Rick Supinski at BSU in beginning in the fall of 2013.

All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

“This year’s class addressed a few spots we needed to fill,” said Supinski. “I think we did a good job supplementing our depth in pitching and we also added some players that can hit the ball and help us produce more runs. These players are also productive off the field and in the classroom and should be well-rounded student-athletes here at BSU.”

The Beavers are coming off a 10-37 season that included a 2-24 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) in 2012. That squad graduated three seniors.

Danielle Jecmen • P/INF • 5-7
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Bloomingdale, Ill. • Lake Park High School
At Lake Park High School: Selected academic all-conference in 2012…Has thrown three no-hitters and has had a two-home run game for the Lancers…Selected for the 2012 Sparkler/Fireworks All-American Game in Colorado…Pitched a one-hitter in the National Softball Association World Series…Letterwinner in both softball and volleyball for the Lancers.

Personal: Daughter of Rich and Kathy Jecmen was born Feb. 11, 1995…Has earned high and highest honors throughout high school…Plans to study communications at BSU…Cousin, Kaitie Gaimari, plays softball at Christian Brothers University…Brother, Patrick, played hockey at Illinois State University in 2008-09…Grandfather, Pat Gaimari, played baseball at the University of California Los Angeles in the 1940s…Served as an assistant coach for the Chicago Hornets disabled youth sled hockey team…Hobbies include playing softball and hockey, photography, fishing, hiking, listening to music, and reading.

Supinski on Jecmen: “Danielle Jecmen was on our radar for a while. She does a good job mixing up pitches and throws a heavy ball, something that has proven to be effective for her. Her ASA career with the Rockers out of Lemont, Ill. has given her a solid foundation to move on to the Division II level.”

Alayna Krejci • INF • 5-11
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Schofield, Wis. • D.C. Everest High School
At D.C. Everest High School: Named to All-Wisconsin Valley Conference First-Team and was second-team all-state…Earned Wausau Daily Herald Player of the Year honors after leading her conference with a .622 batting average and breaking a school record for hits…Was also second among Wisconsin Valley Conference hitters with a .667 on base percentage…Her efforts also earned her several team honors, including most valuable player, offensive most valuable player, and most dedicated player…She is a three-time letterwinner for the Evergreens.

Personal: Daughter of Ken and Betsy Krejci was born April 21, 1995…Three-time academic letterwinner, as well as member of the honor roll and Rotary Club…Undecided on a field of study in college…Volunteers with the Humane Society and her hobbies include spending time with family, hunting, fishing, rollerblading, and racquetball.

Supinski on Krejci: “Alayna Krejci is one of the top hitters we’re bringing in. She instantly adds power and production at the plate for our lineup. She was one of the top hitters in high school in the state of Wisconsin last season we’re excited that she chose Bemidji State.”

Jessica Yost • P/INF • 6-1
Bats/Throws: R/R
Bemidji, Minn. • Bemidji High School
At Bemidji High School: During her junior year, she led the Lumberjacks with a batting average of .404, a slugging percentage of .596, and had the best pitching record at 9-3, racking up 141 strikeouts to only 15 walks in 98 innings with an ERA of 1.71…Pitched a perfect game against Grand Forks Central as a freshman and pitched a no-hitter that included 17 strikeouts in her junior year…was BHS’s most valuable player in her first two seasons and was the team’s batting champion in her sophomore and junior seasons…Has played five seasons of summer softball for the Bemidji Renegades, a team that has posted a 158-15 record and 18 tournament wins...Also a standout and Team MVP in volleyball and basketball for the Lumberjacks…Will play volleyball for the Beavers next fall, as well.

Personal: Daughter of Dennis and Laurie Yost born May 27, 1995…Plans on studying design technology while at BSU…Received academic letters in her sophomore and junior years…Sister, Chelsea, now a senior at Carleton College, competes on the softball team and earned All-MIAC honors in 2012…Also enjoys photography and cooking.

Supinski on Yost: “It is great for us to get another Bemidji High School player to keep their talents here. In Yost, we’ll be getting a very athletic player who not only brings a lively arm in the pitching circle, but also gives us a long-ball threat at the plate.”

Megan Boser • INF/OF • 5-7
Bats/Throws: R/R
Pierz, Minn. • Pierz Healy High School
At Pierz Healy High School: Hit third in the order and played shortstop for Pierz…Started playing at the varsity level starting in eighth grade…Last season, hit eight home runs to break the Pioneers’ single-season and career records…Also broke single-season and career records in doubles and set new school marks in hits and runs batted in…Earned varsity letters in volleyball and basketball in addition to softball.

Personal: Daughter of Brian and Karrie Boser was born Nov. 21, 1994…Plans to major in nursing with a Spanish minor at BSU…Was an honor roll and Dean’s List student in high school…Enjoys basketball, volleyball, hunting, fishing, and spending time at her cabin.

Supinski on Boser: “Megan Boser was another player we were happy to get from within the state of Minnesota. She does a great job hitting the ball and has already been able to set a number of hitting records at her high school, including the single-season and career homerun marks.”

Libby Bingham • INF • 5-7
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Savage, Minn. • Prior Lake High School
At Prior Lake High School: Earned the Daggit Award as a junior at Prior Lake High School for superior sportsmanship…Helped lead her team to the section championship as a junior and to the state tournament as a freshman…Has played in multiple all-star games at the Colorado Sparkler…Four-time letterwinner in softball and two-time letterwinner in basketball for the Lakers.

Personal: Daughter of Mark Bingham was born Feb. 21, 1995…Academic letterwinner at Prior Lake High School…Undecided on a field of study at BSU…Father, Mark, played four years of college basketball at St. John’s University…Hobbies include being with friends, exercising, and arts and crafts.

Supinski on Bingham: “Libby Bingham was a player we had looked at since early this year. She’s definitely a solid infielder and has the ability to move to multiple positions for us. She’s an athletic player that can help us in our goal of producing more runs.”

Kait Shea • OF • 5-8
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Woodbury, Minn. • Woodbury High School
At Hill-Murray and Woodbury High School: Was her high school team’s rookie of the year in 2010…Played for a Minnesota Stars travel team that placed fifth at nationals…Has earned six total varsity letters in softball and tennis.

Personal: Daughter of Dan and Debbie Shea was born May 21, 1995…Made the honor roll in 2009 and 2010 at Hill-Murray High School…Plans to major in criminal justice with a minor in psychology at BSU…Father, Dan, played baseball at Peru State College and Valparaiso University from 1988-91…Hobbies include spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, and watching sports.

Supinski on Shea: “Kait impressed us with her bat and her ability to make solid contact. She is hard to get out at the plate and consistently puts pressure on the defense by putting the ball into play.”