CHAPMANVILLE — University of Charleston get ready.
A bunch of Logan County athletes are headed your way.
UC just signed Logan High School football standout Joe Street on Thursday.
Just recently, former Logan basketball standout and Harts native Paul Williamson announced he would be transferring to Division II Charleston from WVU.
Earlier in the spring, UC had signed Chapmanville Regional High School’s softball twin sister duo of Allison and Jenna Evans.
Charleston women’s softball coach Ray Loeser said he’s thrilled to have the dynamic pair don the Maroon and Gold of UC.
“Adding the athletisism of the twins helps us to compete and both are winners who have experienced tremedous success on the field and in the classroom.” Loeser said. “They have both dealt with a great deal of adversity in their high school careers and still keep their heads held high. They are high character individuals who will make our program better.”
The Evans twins pitched and played the middle infield positions for Chapmanville and helped lead Coach Ronnie Ooten’s Lady Tigers to back-to-back Class AA state championships in 2009 and 2010.
Both sisters were named all-tournament in the 2010 state tourney and helped lead the Lady Tigers back to the 2011 state tourney in which Chapmanville finished third.
Allison Evans comes to UC after starting four years for the Lady Tigers with First Team All-Cardinal Conference and First Team All-State awards each season.
In 2011, she was force in the circle with a 15-3 overall record that included 10 shutouts and a 0.89 ERA. At the plate she put together a .424 average with 24 stolen bases. The two-time Gatorade West Virginia Player of the Year candidate also brings a solid resume in the classroom as she graduated with a 3.5 GPA, while being involved in Student Council and Pep Club.
Jenna Evans brings a similar athletic versatility as Allison with strong numbers in the circle and at the plate.
Jenna, also a four-year starter, received First Team All-Cardinal Conference along with All-State honors each season in uniform for the Lady Tigers.
Last season she accumulated a 7-2 record with two perfect games, while splitting time at second base and shortstop.
In the batters box, Jenna had a .395 average with 22 stolen bases. She also brings stellar numbers in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA.
Both players were also members of Chapmanville’s 2011 girls’ basketball team that advanced to the West Virginia State Tournament. Each earned First Team All-Conference honors for their efforts.
The 2012-13 school year will most likely be the last for UC in the WVIAC. Charleston, along with eight other league schools, announced just this week they were leaving to form a new 12-team conference, which could also include schools in some of the surrounding states.