RUTHERFORD, N.J. – High-school senior Kaila Gerber (Vincentown, N.J./Seneca) has signed a national letter of intent to continue her softball career at Felician College, Felician head coach Chris Foye announced today. Gerber committed to the Golden Falcons during the NCAA's recently-concluded early-signing period.
Gerber, a 5-foot-7 right-handed pitcher, is the first Felician recruit for Foye, who became the Golden Falcons' fifth softball coach in November. On Friday, Gerber attended a reception for Golden Falcon 2014 early signees in the Felician College Student Center.
"This commitment allows me to relax for the rest of my senior year," she said. "There's no need to worry about where I'm going to go and what colleges will like me."
Felician is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcons tied for eighth place in the 2013 CACC standings and missed the conference playoffs via tiebreaker. Felician begins the 2014 campaign on Feb. 6, when it travels to Virginia State University for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.
Gerber was the 2013 team MVP for Seneca High of Tabernacle, as well as a second-team all-Olympic Conference selection. She intends to major in special education at Felician.
"I've heard so many good things about the education program," Gerber said, "especially that you get to do field work as a freshman. Felician has the most beautiful campus of any school I visited, and the current players made me feel welcome."
Gerber's most recent travel team is the New Jersey Gators.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,200 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.