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Commitment is icing on cake for Maggiore

© St. Petersburg Times
published February 23, 2003

Citrus senior Mettina Maggiore will be continuing her career at Young Harris College.

The Hurricanes' second baseman committed to the school Friday on her 18th birthday. She then went 5-for-5 against Ocala West Port in a 28-0 Citrus win.

Maggiore batted about .340 last year, and will be bringing strong defense to the Mountain Lions. The Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Conference team is coached by Eric Geldart.

"She's a pistol," Citrus coach Scott Waters said. "She's got great range, she covers a wide area. Her glove is her main strength."

Maggiore had a home visit from Young Harris' coach in December, and visited the campus Jan. 20 with three other recruits from Florida. She knew it was the place for her.

"I really liked the school and coaches and girls on the team," Maggiore said. "It felt like the right place. They told me I would be playing second base and be used at shortstop and be batting in the top of the lineup."

According to its website, Young Harris College is a private, Methodist-affiliated residential two-year liberal arts school located in the Appalachian mountains of northern Georgia.

Young Harris' team makes several treks to Florida during its season and was scheduled to play this weekend in the Hillsborough Community College Invitational in Plant City.

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