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Here's some notes on the 2021 Class

It includes two players who are ranked in the Extra Innings Top 30 Recruits in the country!!

Brianna Peck, SS/P, Royersford, PA, Spring-Ford High School, (PA Strikers)

Ranked as the #21 overall recruit player in the country by Extra Innings. Two-time Pennsylvania 6A first-team all-state… First-team all-conference… Two-time first-team all-area… 2019 Mercury Player of the Year… First-team Extra Inning Softball High School All-American…Extra Innings: “Brianna has had an amazing career already--she was the 2019 PA Gatorade High School Softball Player of the Year, has been a three-time PA All-State High School selection and was a 1st Team Extra Inning Softball All-American (Multi-Purpose) selection last year. She trained daily during the pandemic to keep her bat velocity at 80-plus mph and registered another fabulous summer season, leading the team with high batting average of .454 and an OB of .496. Explains Coach Camille Hayes: “The quality of her hits were equally impressive as she posted 16 home runs, three triples and 12 doubles for a total of 31 extra base hits and 55 RBIs in just 47 games played.” Brianna is a super smooth and athletic 5-foot-10 shortstop with great range and a combine-clocked 71-mph overhand throw." Hopes to go into coaching or teaching after college.

Emma Lemley, P, Forest, VA, Jefferson Forest High School, (Williamsburg Starz Gold)

Ranked as the #30 overall recruit player in the country by Extra Innings, USSSA All-American, Holds a 0.80 ERA in high school, averaging two strikeouts per inning… Has a .408 high school batting average… Carries a 113-20 record in travel ball… Has thrown 1,204 strikeouts in 720 innings pitched… Maintains a 0.90 ERA for Starz Gold. Extra Innings: “Emma is a powerful right-handed pitcher who has been clocked in the high 60’s and, according to her Starz coaches, “has been dominant virtually every time she pitches….Known as a hard worker and well-liked teammate, Emma has had a strong fall, starting the season off 21-3 with a 0.99 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 213 K’s in 127 innings. Emma committed to the Hokies in the 8th grade and plans to study Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech.”

Alison Carter, Utility, Stafford, Va. North Stafford High School (Virginia Unity)

Named to the Northeast Virginia All-Decade Team by the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star… Two-time first-team all-region… First-team all-area… Second-team all-state… Career .442 hitter for Virginia Unity with 21 home runs, 156 runs batted in, 38 doubles and 24 triples…Batted .545 for 2018 Unity team that won the Virginia state championship and placed 13th at USA Nationals… Plans on majoring in accounting and finance.

Rachel Castine, Utility, Chesapeake, Va. Greenbrier Christian Academy (Orion Hunter Elite)
Named Female Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 and 2019-20 seasons… Two-time team captain… Hit .500 during the fall 2019 season with four home runs and 11 runs batted in in 22 at-bats… Had seven home runs during the 2020 summer season with seven doubles and 26 RBIs in 25 games played… Four-year letter winner in volleyball and two-time team captain… Three-year letter winner in basketball and two-time team captain… Plans on majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise and focusing in kinesiology with hopes of becoming an occupational therapist.

Ari Wright, Utility, Canton, Ga., Creekview High School (Georgia Impact)
Two-time first-team all-state… Two-time first-team all-region… Two-time first-team all-county… 2019 Cherokee County Region Player of the Year… 2019 Region 6A County Player of the Year… Hit .519 during the fall 2020 season with 15 home runs and 11 doubles… Plans on majoring in molecular biology with hopes of going into cancer research.

Catie Hopkins, Infield, Woodbridge, Va., Charles J. Holgan Senior High (Stars National)

Contributed to Holgan's district championship… Named to the first team all-district… Also played basketball at Holgan… National Honor Society member… Science Honor Society member… Plans on majoring in childhood and pre-education with the hope of becoming an elementary school teacher.

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Posted: 03/15/2021 at 9:13PM


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