Softball - Wed, Sep. 19, 2007
CHICAGO - Nicole Derezinski, a senior pitcher at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind., has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar softball program. The St. John, Ind., native will be a freshman at SXU in the fall of 2008 and will compete for playing time on the mound during the 2009 season.

Derezinski is the daughter of Bob and Candy Derezinski of St. John. She is currently coached by Russ Serato at Andrean High School. Derezinski is looking to pursue a degree in business next year at Saint Xavier University.

"We have been looking forward to having Nicole in this program for a long time," said Saint Xavier University head softball coach Myra Minuskin. "She is a very talented pitcher, who will be quite successful at the collegiate level."