GV softball brings in three recruits loaded with talent on signing day


Courtesy / GVSU Lakers

Joshua Carlson, Staff Writer

The Grand Valley State University softball team added three new members from the 2021 class to their team on national signing day. They will join the team for competition on the diamond in the 2022 season, filling specific positional needs for the team.

Head Coach Dana Callihan will be adding Liberti Fair (Tecumseh, Michigan), Morgan Spicer (Valparaiso, Indiana), and Kelsey Komorous (Farmington Hills, Michigan). Callihan spoke highly of all three athletes and knows they will be good contributors down the line.

Fair signs with the Lakers with one high school softball season to go and she has already put an impressive career together so far. Fair is a two-time first-team All-State recipient in her first two seasons while hitting a school record average of .560. She also was the Lenawee County Player of the Year in 2019.

“We are graduating a catcher, and Liberti fits that role.” Callihan said. “She’s a very strong left-handed bat, which is something that we don’t have. We have some lefties, but they are more slappers, so it was nice to get that duality with a catcher and power from the left side.”

Spicer will add versatility to the Lakers roster, with the ability to play the infield or outfield. Spicer is a two-time team MVP and led her team to a Class A sectional title in 2018.

“Morgan is a utility player; she can really play anywhere I put her, I swear.” Callihan said. “she is a very passionate and very competitive type of player that when we first saw her, we had to go after her, and we are really excited about her.”

Komorous is a first baseman and will bring power to the Lakers lineup. Komorous had a .437 batting average as a sophomore and a team-best five home runs as a freshman. Komorous also brings national-level experience to the roster from her time with her softball travel team “Turnin2”.

“Kelsey is a true lefty and has a very powerful bat.” Callihan said. “She’s got nice hands at first base; we are looking forward to the defensive side. Us graduating Nikoma Holmen, who has been playing first base for us, and the power numbers she’s accumulated, it’s just nice to have that first baseman who can hit it yard if you need it.”

The new Lakers Softball members will join a team with recent success, finishing third in the College World Series in 2019 and finished on an 11 game winning streak in 2020 before getting shut down due to COVID-19.

“I’m pretty excited for what this team can do moving forward.” Callihan said. “We had an unusual fall, compared to what we are normally allowed to do, but we got some good work done, and we will continue to do that; we’ve got a selfless team again; they keep working hard and pushing each other, and I think it’s going to carry over to the spring.”

The three Lakers signees have a lot to look forward to before joining the team for the 2022 season, but Callihan assured although this class is small, it’s loaded with talent.