FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Johnson has announced that two Pee Dee area products, Shawn Moore
and outfielder Juliann Wiggins
, will attend FMU and play for the Patriots in 2006.
Moore, a pitcher and infielder, is a product of Carolina Academy, where she played for coach Scotty Phillips. This past season, she was named to the SCISA All-State Team and was selected to play in the SCISA North-South A-AA All-Star Game.
Wiggins, a pitcher and outfielder, is a graduate of Pee Dee Academy, where she played under the direction of coach Wes Daniels. Wiggins is the younger sister of current FMU catcher Jamie Wiggins.
Wiggins also gained All-State honors in 2005 and was chosen to play in the SCISA North-South AAA All-Star Game at the conclusion of the season. She has earned All-Conference honors numerous times and has twice been named her conference’s Most Valuable Player. In 2000 as a 7th grader, she pitched the Lady Golden Eagles to a runner-up finish in the SCISA state tournament.
Francis Marion loses only two seniors off this past season’s 36-14 squad. For the second year in a row, the Patriots narrowly missed earning a bid to the NCAA Division II national tournament.