WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University Head Baseball Coach Kevin Anderson announced his program's 2014-15 recruiting class Tuesday morning.
Anderson, who has led the Hornets into the NCAA Tournament in five of the past six seasons, is bringing in 17 newcomers into his program for the 2015 season.
These 17 will join an expect 50 returnees from the 2014 team that was the No. 1 seed at both the ODAC Tournament and the Demorest Regional.
"The staff - assistant coaches Bruce Cameron, David Jenkins and Phil Betterly - did an outstanding job of identifying these student-athletes," Anderson said.
"Everybody in our program, including our current players, is involved in the recruiting process. We feel that these 17 young men are going to fit in nicely with the student-athletes currently in the program and are ready to reach their academic and athletic goals here at Shenandoah."
The 17 players represent four different states, including 11 from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Leading this group is local player Mattison Hendershot, who helped Millbrook H.S. reach the state title game this past spring.
Hendershot's sister, Kaitlyn Hendershot, has been a member of the SU softball team the past two seasons.
Mattison Hendershot was an All-Conference and All-Region first baseman for the Pioneers in 2014.
Three of the remaining six newcomers hail from Maryland with two calling New York home and the last an Ohio native.