Duarte-native joins Biola University softball program

Anjie Amezquita of Maranatha High School commits to private Southern California school.

LA MIRADA, CA (01/10/2014)(readMedia)-- Anjie Amezquita recently committed to join the Biola softball program, and the Duarte-native will bring a little bit of everything to the Eagles' team.

She is a middle-infielder by nature, but Amezquita is quite the utility player, with experience at a number of positions as well as on the mound.

Amezquita has been playing softball for more than half of her life, ten years. Within that time she has spent seven years playing travel ball and four years on the varsity softball team at Maranatha High School.

The athletic middle-infielder is the 2013 Olympic League most valuable player, and a two-time team MVP. She is also a two-time recipient of the team's "Slugger Award," so she can do plenty damage with the bat as well as in the field.

"The biggest asset that Anjie will bring to our program is not only her athleticism, but her intense energy and love of the game," said Head Coach Lorie Coleman. "She is the ultimate team player and shows promising signs of strong leadership, which will be needed in the years to come."

In addition to softball, Amezquita played volleyball and ran cross country for the Minutemen. She was also excellent in the classroom, earning entry into the National Honor Society.

Amezquita will enter Biola in the fall 2014 semester and will lace up the cleats for the Eagles in 2015.

"Anjie will be beneficial to our culture and the overall representation of Biola softball," said Coleman.