Nashville, Tenn. --- Tennessee State University head softball coach Jeff Dabney has announced the signing of Lindsey Burgess to a National Letter of Intent.
Burgess, a native of Palmdale, Calif., attended Desert High School where she competed under head coach Pam Camble for four years. She also played for Coach Sarah Adams' California Stealth during the summer and is a former teammate of current Tiger sophomore Savannah Gutierrez.
"Lindsey is the final piece of a very athletic class for us," Dabney said. "It was important for our program that we continue to add versatile and athletic kids that can help us at any position. Lindsey fits that mold perfectly! In high school she pitched and was a catcher. For her summer team she caught, played shortstop, third base and first base. With her ability to play multiple positions, I anticipate her pushing for a starting spot immediately."
During her high school career, Burgess was a three-time All-League First-Team selection while garnering First-Team All-Valley honors twice.
Some of her 2012 accomplishments with the California Stealth include: TCS Colorado Sparkler, Long's Peak Champions; So Cal Premiere Qualifier, Huntington Beach, CA; TCS qualified World Series.
Additionally, Burgess also participated on the Desert High basketball team. For her efforts on the court, she made the All-League First Team two consecutive years.
"Lindsey's size, athleticism, and power potential will add a new wrinkle to our team," Dabney continued. "I am really looking forward to seeing how she develops over the next four years here at TSU."
Burgess will join fellow classmates Shelby Dawson, Audrey Sensing, Jayna Hanawahine, Kacie Daugherty, Kiarra Freeman, and Brianna Roberts as the seventh member of the 2012-13 recruiting class.