Softball Announces Recruiting Class
Head Coach Stacy Iveson has announced her recruiting class for 2011. The third-year coach will lose 7 sophomores after this season and will be replaced by the following future Roughriders:
Mel Willadsen – Right handed pitcher from Red Mountain High School in Mesa, AZ. Mel throws hard and also has the ability to mix her speeds. She took her “Killer Bees” ASA team to the 16U National Championship game this past summer. She also led her high school team to the state championship game last season as a junior.
Stella Pinon – Right handed pitcher from Sunnyside High School in Tucson, AZ. Stella has great velocity and movement. She helped her team to a state championship in 2007.
Alyse Harris – Right handed pitcher from Cherry Creek High School in Denver, CO. Alyse led her team to a great run in the Colorado State High School championships this year by throwing a no hitter in the quarterfinal. With the addition of these three talented players, our pitching staff should be very strong next season.
Tessa Fanning – Catcher from Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, AZ. Tessa is a strong defensive catcher and hitter. She has great arm strength and good mechanics behind the plate.
Ashleigh Seipl – Catcher from Highland High School. Ashleigh is a very quick and aggressive catcher with a strong arm. She is a switch hitter with good power from the right side. Ashleigh caught for the 2009 16u National Runner Up “Killer Bees” team out of Phoenix, AZ.
Sierra Rodriguez – Utility infielder from Basha High School in Chandler, AZ. Sierra is one of the top hitters and defensive players in the state. Sierra helped her high school win back-to-back state championships and was also an integral part of the Killer Bee’s run at the national title last summer.
Alexis Lawton – Utility outfielder from Mesquite High School in Gilbert, AZ. Alexis is a strong defensive utility player. She hits for average and power. Alexis was also a member of the 16u Killer Bees 2009 National Runners up.
Nicole Rascon – Outfielder from Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ. Nicole is a very quick left-handed hitter and outfielder that can bunt, slap and swing.
Miraya Montiel – Infielder from Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ. Miraya has great range at shortstop and hits for power from the right side.
Brittney Gant – Infielder from Casa Grande High School in Arizona City, AZ. Brittney is a very athletic player. She has great range in the middle infield and hits for power from the right side of the plate.