Softball Adds Rumph to Staff, Two to Roster

2014 YSU Softball
2014 YSU Softball

Youngstown -- Youngstown State Softball Head Coach Brian Campbell announced Vicky Rumph has joined the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, and Katerina Smallcomb and Chancy Williams signed grant-in-aids to join the program in 2014.

Rumph, who will work with the catchers, served as a student assistant during the 2013 fall season.

Rumph, a two-time All-Horizon League Second-Team selection, finished her career at Youngstown State as the school's career runs batted in leader with 123. With a career batting average of .316, Rumph, a catcher, is also the only player in school history to finish her career with a .300 batting average, 20 home runs and 100 RBIs.

In 2013, Rumph helped lead the Penguins to the Horizon League Tournament Champion Game and was named to the 2013 Canadian Senior Women's National Team in the summer of 2013.

As a senior, she batted .291 with eight doubles and led the team with six home runs and 35 runs batted in. 

In 2012, Rumph batted a career-best .340 with 13 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 35 runs batted in. She was also named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third-Team.

As a sophomore, Rumph Batted .303 (44-for-145) with three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 27 runs batted in. She was second on the team with eight multi-RBI games and tied for fourth with 10 multi-hit games.

She was also named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team as a freshman after batting .327 with six doubles, eight home runs and 26 runs batted in. She ranked third on the team with 14 multi-hit games and second with eight multi-RBI games.

A two-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team selection, Rumph graduated from Youngstown State with a degree in chemistry in December, 2013.

Smallcomb, a sophomore infielder from Ukiah, Calif., played one season at Mendocino Junior College and batted .442 with 20 runs batted in, a slugging percentage of .690 and an on-base percentage of .515...Named all-conference as a freshman.

She will have three years of eligibility.

Williams, a sophomore pitcher from Paris, Texas, played one season at Paris Junior College. She was named first-team all-conference and led her squad to a conference and regional championship, and an eighth-place finish at nationals.

Williams posted a .385 batting average with three home runs and went 16-7-1 in the circle with 98 strikeouts, a 2.99 earned-run average and 5.28 strikeouts per game.

Williams will also have three years of eligibility remaining.

The Penguins open the 2014 season against Towson, Friday, Feb. 7, at the USC-Upstate Tournament in Spartanburg, S.C.

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