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Softball - Sun, Aug. 24, 2014

 Just as the 2014-15 school year is getting started, Tennessee Temple University softball coach Randy Crawford signed two potential standouts for the 2015-16 year: catcher-infielder Tatyana Najeeullah from East Ridge High School and another high school senior, pitcher Nicole Woodward from Buffalo, N.Y. Pitcher and catcher are good places to start for fastpitch, and Crawford said, "We're finally getting ahead on the recruiting.
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We've been so behind since we started this program." Najeeullah "has a lot of power and she has a super attitude and work ethic," he said. "I knew when she was a freshman and we were beginning the program at Temple that I would love to have her play for me one day." Crawford used to help East Ridge coach Sandy Mauser, who said, "I've really enjoyed coaching this kid. She's a great leader by example, and very humble. She has great catching instincts and could play a lot of places, and she's a workaholic at the plate." Of Woodward, Crawford noted, "She's a left-handed pitcher with a lot of movement on the ball."