James falls in love with Carolina University
2021 ScoutU prospect felt comfortable with school’s small campus
November 4, 2020
By Jon Feyen
It’s pretty rare for someone to play both catcher and centerfield. But Leigha James is not your average softball player. The 2021 ScoutU prospect recently decided where she’ll continue her career when she committed to Carolina University, an NCCAA Division I program in North Carolina.
James brings versatility with her 60 mph throwing arm and 2.9 speed to first base. While playing for the Georgia Gamers, she amassed a .383 average and .493 on-base percentage while slugging .533. James also was named 2nd Team All-Region with Spalding H.S. during 2019.
“Since I enrolled with ScoutU, I had four colleges call me,” James said. “Scott (Woodcock) and ScoutU helped my recruiting by getting me out to colleges more and helping find the right fit for me.”
James, who owns a 3.5 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, is looking forward to the full college experience.
“What stood out and made me feel comfortable about Carolina University was how small the campus was,” James said. “The campus energy was positive, and people would welcome you and stay positive. I am really excited to have this opportunity to play for the Bruins, because I feel like I can grow with them as a team and as an individual.”
ScoutU’s Scott Woodcock saw the athletic ability and motivation that make James a special player.
“Leigha has a strong arm and good glove control with a 1.9 pop time,” Woodcock said. “She leads her team in stolen bases and frequently steals third. She has endless intangibles, a great attitude and will be a valuable asset for the Bruins.”
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“Scott Woodcock and ScoutU helped my recruiting by getting me out to colleges more and helping find the right fit for me.”