Huntington Beach's Noffsinger Signs With Michigan State

Huntington Beach High's Stefanie Noffsinger said Wednesday that she has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Michigan State.

Noffsinger is a three-time All-Sunset League selection with 463 career strikeouts in 403 innings. Her career batting average is .332 and this year has a perfect 4-0 record allowing only three hits in 23 2/3 innings.

Noffsinger suffered an eye injury in a game April 2 but is recovering from surgery and is expected to play next month.


Sarah Beckley, a 5-10 forward from Brea-Olinda, will sign a letter of intent to play basketball at Missouri Southern, Brea-Olinda Coach John Hattrup said.

Wednesday was the first day basketball players could sign letters of intent for the late signing period, which ends May 15.

Beckley, who will attend the NCAA Division II school in Joplin, was a first-team All-Southern Section Division III selection. She helped the Ladycats win their fourth consecutive State championship and chose Missouri Southern over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara and Oregon, Hattrup said.

Beckley's teammate and first-team all-county selection, Colleen Hudson, probably will attend a community college, Hattrup said.

The late signing period for all other sports runs through Aug. 1. Many of the area's top baseball players probably will wait until after the baseball draft in June to sign.

Four of the top players in the county, Derek Baker of Tustin (USC), Seth Etherton of Dana Hills (USC), Brett Nista of Laguna Hills (UCLA), and Peter Zamora of Capistrano Valley (UCLA) signed during the early period in November.

Also, El Modena High football player Matt Marcyan announced he has signed with Georgia Tech. Marcyan is a 6-foot-3, 260-pound offensive and defensive tackle.

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