We are excited about the 2013 signees,” said Pickett. “They will help us take another step forward with our program.”
Shephard has helped Evangel Christian Academy to three state championships and four district championships since 2009.
Shephard tied the Evangel school record for most RBI in a single season with 41 in 2012. She was named to the LHSAA Class 2A All-State team, and to the LHSAA Class 2A District 1 All-District team in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Shephard earned All-City second-team honors for the 2012 season. She earned NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and All-City honorable mention accolades in 2011 as well.
Cagle, a pitcher from Pilot Point High School, was an NFCA All-America second-team selection as a sophomore in 2011, when she was NFCA first-team All-Region. She has been named district MVP for the past two seasons, as well as team MVP for the past three seasons.
Cagle earned All-Texomaland first-team and Denton Record Chronicle All-Area MVP awards as a junior. The Denton Record Chronicle named Cagle All-Area Co-Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore, after she won Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.
Joining them among the new Lady Demon softball signees:
Kellye Kincannon, also a catcher, from Clute, Tex., earned All-State first-team, All-District first-team and All-County first-team honors in 2012 for Brazoswood High School.
Shelby Alexander, a pitcher from South Grand Prairie High School in the Dallas metroplex, enters her senior year with a 46-15 record.
Micaela Bouvier, a pitcher from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Tex., was named to the State All-Tournament Team as she led the Lady Indians to their first-ever state championship in 2011.
Britney Jones, a 2012 All-State outfielder from Bryan High School in Bryan, Tex., currently holds the school record for the highest batting average (.538) in a single season.