Hoover's Laurel DeVoe signs to play softball for Akron Zips

AKRON Hard-hitting Hoover High School catcher Laurel DeVoe has signed a national letter of intent to play softball for the University of Akron. The senior is a two-time first-team All-Federal League and All-Stark County selection. DeVoe earned honorable mention All-Ohio honors as a sophomore when she hit .525 with nine home runs and 38 RBIs to help Hoover reach the state tournament in Akron.