Softball team signs new addition from Mattoon

By Brandon Willingham

With seniors Haley Gorman and Mallory Duran-Sellers leaving at the end of the 2012 season, SIU coach Kerri Blaylock announced Wednesday her first new signee to the softball program for the start of the 2013 season.

Michelle Glenn, of Mattoon, signed to Saluki Athletics as the newest addition to the softball team. Glenn attended Land Lake College, a National Junior College Athletic Association school, and helped the Lakers to a 43-10 season finish, along with a fifth-place finish in the national championships.

According to Saluki Athletics, Glenn was named a 2011 NJCAA All-American and NJCAA Academic All-American.


Glenn holds a .403 batting average with 54 hits, three doubles, four triples and 24 RBIs.

After she graduated in 2010, Glenn’s high school career stats at Mattoon High School were the top in the state.

Glenn helped her high school team to three top-two finishes in sectionals with an overall record of 89-18. She held a .460 batting average her senior year, and she was named an All-State honorable mention, Decatur Herald & Review All-Area honoree, Mizuno Super 60 team, and a three-time Big 12 All-Conference selection.

Glenn will make her first appearance in the fall of 2012.