BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head softball coach Jenn Testa recently announced the signing of five players from the state of Virginia.
Three of the five, Fallon Thomas (Bristol, Va.), Crystal Bullock (Bristol, Va.) and Adrianne Evans (Bristol, Va.) graduated from Virginia High School. Lauren Wilson (Abingdon, Va.) and Cassie Ringstaff (Richlands, Va.) completed the Virginia class.
Thomas was a four-time all-region selection and was the Region 'D' Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior. She also collected the Group 'A' Virginia Player of the Year honor in 2009 and was an all-state selection in 2008 and 2009. Four times she was on the all-district first team and earned district player of the year honors twice including the Clinch Mountain Player of the Year nod in 2009. Thomas was selected to play in both the FCA and VHSCA All-Star games this past season.
Evans was an All-Clinch Mountain District and All-Region 'D' first team selection in 2010. She won Virginia High's most improved player as well.
Bullock played on Virginia High's varsity squad for four seasons and collected the 2009 Virginia High's Most Improved honor.
The three was a part of Virginia High's winningest class in program history as the 2010 seniors went 84-18 with three trips to the VHSL Final Four, four VHSL State Tournament appearances, two region crowns and four district titles
Ringstaff, a member of Richlands High's softball squad was a four-time All-Southwest District selection. She also made the all-region squad first team twice and twice on the second team. Ringstaff played in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Game in 2010 at second base. She also added spots on the Associated Press All-Area Southwest Virginia team in 2007 and 2008.
Wilson played at Abingdon High and earned all-district and all-region honors in all four seasons of her prep career. She also won the Abingdon High School Best Offensive Player award from 2008 to 2010.
King finished the 2010 season with a trip to the NCCAA World Series where the team finished tied for fifth. The Lady Tornado posted a record of 22-17 which was the third straight 20-win season in the program's six-year history.