San Jose-Vanessa House, a second team NFCA JC All-American outfielder from Palmdale; Sharon-Renae Estrada, a utility player from San Bernardino; Madison Fish, a utility player from Sacramento; and Nicole Schultz, a utility player from Las Vegas, have all signed National Letters-of-Intent to compete for the San Jose State softball team beginning with the 2011-12 school year, as announced by Spartan head coach Peter Turner.
House helped lead her Yavapai College team to its second national championship in three seasons. She started all 71 games played by her team as they finished 67-4. House was selected to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division I All-West Region team in the outfield and the all-tournament team at the NJCAA National Championships. For the 2011 season, she hit .479 with 101 hits, 65 runs scored and 29 stolen bases and was a first team All-ACCAC selection. House had a .645 slugging percentage and a .515 on-base percentage. Her freshman year, she hit .428 with 80 hits, 41 runs scored and 38 stolen bases. She played her prep ball at Palmdale high school where she hit .400 her senior year.
House also comes from a very athletic family with four older brothers and a younger sister. One brother, Tyreace, is part of the Oakland Athletics organization. Another brother, Davon, played football at New Mexico State and is currently on the roster of the Green Bay Packers.
Estrada plays for Cajon High School in San Bernardino. She is an all-league and all-region selection at utility. She was a 2010 second team CIF Southern Section Division III honoree and a 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region second team. Estrada holds her high school's career RBI record and drove in nine runs in a game this season. In March, she was named the High School Player of the Week for the West Region by the NFCA. Estrada smashed five home runs during the Diamond Valley tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts. The senior hit and impressive .916 overall on the week, going perfect at the plate in 3 out of 4 contests. Her seven run, 15 RBI offensive effort led the Cowboys to a perfect 4-0 record on the week. Estrada plays club ball for Fury Softball 18u Gold.
Fish played at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Sacramento. She was the 2011 Most Valuable Player of the Sierra Valley Conference and a two-time River Cats All-City Team honoree. She hit .435 this season with a .470 on-base percentage and a .661 slugging percentage. Fish was selected to the 34th Annual Optimist All-Star game for the South team. She plays club ball for Mizuno All-American Gold.
Schultz was a utility player for Durango High School in Las Vegas. She helped lead her team to back-to-back Southwest League titles. She was a first team All-Southwest League selection by nevadapreps.com. She hit .548 her senior year with six homes after hitting .538 her junior year. She plays club ball for Lil' Rebels Elite.
"We are pleased for these excellent athletes as Spartans," said Turner.
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