2021 Softball America NCAA Pitcher of the Year
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Personal: Majored in sport and recreation management at James Madison … has two older brothers and two younger sisters … brother, Isaiah, played basketball at Kansas State … also played on varsity basketball and volleyball teams in high school … named as an assistant softball coach at Howard University on Aug. 15, 2022.
2022 Championship Season: Second-year performer who accumulated 1,136 leaderboard points while seeing action in 12 games … made nine appearances in the circle with five starts … posted 0-1 record with two saves while finishing with 5.25 earned run average … registered season-high 3.1 innings against Team Jaquish on Aug. 13 with three strikeouts … also had three strikeouts against Team Zerkle in Week One finale … conceded two hits over 3.0 innings in season debut against Team Ocasio on July 30 … also threw 3.0 innings in Week Two finale against Team Harshman … also registered three hits in eight at-bats at the plate, including a double against Team McCleney during Week Five opener.
2021 Championship Season: Accumulated 1,300 leaderboard points to finish 22nd in the league standings … tied for ninth in the league with 1,050 win points … appeared in nine games with five starts … posted 2-1 record in 26.0 innings … ranked fifth in the league with 22 strikeouts … also went 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and a run scored.
International Experience: Appeared in seven games at 2022 Canada Cup while helping Team USA win Gold medal.
Prior Professional Experience: Competed for USSSA Pride during 2021 season … threw first professional no-hitter against the Carolina Collegiate League on Aug. 5, 2021, with 11 strikeouts and just one walk.
At James Madison: Five-year letter winner who started 207-of-208 games for the Dukes from 2017-21 … also ranks third in school history with 139 appearances in the circle, including 102 starts … fashioned .337 career batting average … ranks fourth in program history with 39 career home runs while her 164 career runs batted in are good for fourth place … tallied 203 hits, including 31 doubles and three triples, while scoring 128 runs … ranks eighth in school history with .592 career slugging percentage and 357 total bases … also stands 10th in JMU history with .428 career on-base percentage … excelled in the circle with 81-18 career record while authoring a 2.18 earned run average, which ranks 10th on Dukes’ career list … accrued 712 strikeouts in 640.0 innings with 55 complete games and 29 shutouts … held opponents to .190 batting average, the fourth-best mark on the Dukes’ career list … third in school history with 81 career victories … registered six career saves, which are tied for fifth on the Dukes’ annals … also stands third in program history in complete games, shutouts, strikeouts and innings pitched … set school record with 19 strikeouts against Liberty on May 21, 2021 … owns three career games with 15 or more strikeouts … threw two solo no-hitters in her career, including a perfect game against the College of Charleston on May 1, 2021 … also had a no-hitter against Delaware in the 2021 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament … named Most Outstanding Performer at 2019 CAA Tournament … also earned spot on 2021 Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team … three-time NFCA All-America selection, including Second-Team distinction in 2021 … also claimed First-Team CAA recognition three times … earned CAA Player of the Year honors in 2018 and 2019 … selected as CAA Pitcher of the Year during her final year with the Dukes … named 2017 CAA Rookie of the Year … secured NFCA All-Region notice four times, including a trio of First-Team commendations.
Career stats do not include AUX season stats.
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