ST. CHARLES, MO. - Lindenwood softball has added two more players for the upcoming season. Marina Esparza and Sam Dean join Paige Callans, Megan Clark, and Ceairra Perez.
Esparza was an all-conference and all-state performer for Lincoln Way Central in Mokena, Ill.
During her senior year, Esparza pitched in nine games, striking out 62, posting an ERA of 2.19, and a 1.14 WHIP. On the offensive side, drilled eight homers in 109 plate appearances.
Marina is currently undecided on her major.
Dean was a first-team performer at Burlingame High School in San Mateo, Calif., batting a career .420.
Dean has been at College of San Mateo, notching NFC All-American honors. She hit .468 as a freshman at San Mateo, with a 0.91 ERA and 12-1 record on the mound. As a sophomore, she hit .384 and recorded a 1.79 ERA.
Dean is studying psychology.
Under first year head coach Liz Kelly, Lindenwood went 21-26 on the season.
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