Four Lady Hawks Represent at the FCSAA Softball All-Star Game/Showcase

HCC Softball players

Clearwater, Fla. (February 1, 2020) – The Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) is hosting their annual Fastpitch All-Star and Sophomore Showcase games. The Hillsborough Community College Lady Hawks team will have four athletes representing the North Conference. The four athletes include: Pitcher - Landry Newgent, First Basemen - Morgan Mills, Outfielder - Cerynn Siemers, and Middle Infielder - Gabie Bello.

Landry Newgent,
LH Pitcher
Oakland, FL


HCC Career Highlights

  • 13th in the nation for 188.2 innings pitched
  • Gave up 238 hits during her freshmen season leaving her 8th in the nation
  • 3.25 ERA Spring 2019 season


Landry is the starting pitch for HCC. She is originally from Oakland, Florida and attended West Orange high school. Landry came to HCC in the fall of 2018.

Landry is an impressive athlete not just on the field but in the classroom as well. One of her biggest accomplishments while here at HCC is her GPA. Laundry has a 3.8 cumulative GPA which is not easy when you play over 50 games in a season. Student athletes really have to challenge themselves and stay disciplined to find a balance when playing their sports and loading up their academic schedule.

Landry has some big goals set for herself for the 2020 season. She stated she wants to do anything she can to help the team have a winning season. She is not a very vocal person but her role on the team is very vital. She is the silent leader. One way Landry mentally prepares for the game is doing all her superstitions and reading a chapter out of her mental toughness book.

Morgan Mills,

First Base
Locust Grove, GA


HCC Career Highlights –Spring 2018

  • 132.1 innings pitched, gave up 194 hits and 51 strike outs
  • 142 at bats
  • 38 hits


Lady Hawks Morgan Mill is a 3rd year sophomore playing 1st base for HCC. Morgan is from Locust Grove, Georgia and attended Tarpon Springs High School. One of Morgan’s biggest obstacles while here at HCC is in 2018 she suffered a shoulder injury leaving her to redshirt one year. Because of this injury though it has set her up for a huge comeback.  Morgan has plans on continuing her softball career at the next level if the opportunity presents itself.


In the interview Morgan was asked who her biggest influence was. She mentioned her biggest influence has always been her dad. He’s always motivated her to best the best she can be, in softball and life. With that being said Morgan values what athletics has given to her. Being an athlete has taught her so many life lessons. One of the biggest ones it has taught her is to never give up, and that no dream is ever too big. 


Cerynn Siemers,

Columbus, OH 


HCC Career Highlights

  • .323 batting average spring 2019
  • 49 stolen bases
  • .375 on base percentage


HCC’s greased lightning Cerynn Siemer is our outfield captain. Cerynn is originally from Columbus Ohio. Cerynn played in 46 games her freshmen year with 144 plate appearances.

Playing softball has had a big influence on Cerynn. One of the life lessons being an athlete is it has helped her learn more about herself. Being an athlete has helped guide her to have self-discipline, leadership skills, and how to cherish every opportunity presented. One person that has influenced her the most is her high school softball coach from West Orange, Todd LaNeave. He gave her the confidence she needed to become the player she strive to be each and every day. He pushed Cerynn to reach her goals of become a state champion. In addition, he guided her to become a wiser softball player and a supportive team player.


One of the biggest fears Cerynn has is, is being afraid of not being the best athlete she can be for the team and not following her dreams. 


When Cerynn is not on the softball field or in the classroom she liked to spend time with friends and family, especially her two younger siblings.


Gabie Bello,

Middle Infielder

Tampa, FL


HCC Career Highlights

  • 133 at bats, 37 hits, 4 double, and 2 homeruns
  • .353 slugging percentage
  • 95 field assist
  • .824 fielding percentage


Ms. Gabie Bello is HCC’s starting middle infielder. A Tampa native, she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2018.

Gabie has been involved in softball/baseball for majority of her life. She got involved in softball when she was 4 years old because the game was a family bonding activity. Everyone in the family played this sport. Gabie explained, “It is all I’ve known since I could remember. Softball is my heart and I don’t believe I wouldn’t be the person I am today without this sport.”

Gabie has a protective, assuage characteristic about her that draws teammates in. She loves to be the person they can go to for advice. Her main role for the team this season is to be the positive influencer to her teammates. Gabie wants to push her teammates to successes and ensure they can be prime mentally and physically.

When Gabie gets some free time enjoys going to the beach with her family, watching her favorite movie Pursuit of Happiness, or grubbing on some delicious seafood.