Fairmont State Softball signs 14


FAIRMONT—Fairmont State University softball announced their 2020 recruiting class last Wednesday. Head Coach John Light will welcome 14 new players that signed National Letters of Intent to join the program this fall.
Fairmont State Softball’s 2020 Recruiting Class:
  Alexa Andrews (OF, Chester, WV/Oak Glen High School)
•A four-year standout at Oak Glen High School.
•Earned 1st Team All-OVAC honors as a junior and was an Honorable Mention All-State selection following her sophomore season.
•Earned 2nd Team All-State and 1st Team All-Conference honors as a freshman for the Golden Bears.
•Led Oak Glen to the state semifinals as a freshman.
•Had 118 hits from her freshman season to her junior season.
•Also earned Honorable Mention All-State as a member of the Oak Glen basketball team in 2019.
•Named Co-Defensive Player of the Year this past fall as a member of the Oak Glen soccer team.
•Member of the National Honor Society at Oak Glen and plans to major in Education at Fairmont State.

Alexandria “Ally” Maddy (UTL, Groveport, OH/Groveport Madison High School)
•A two-sport standout at Groveport Madison High School.
•Was a two-time all-conference selection as a member of the softball team.
•Also earned the Leadership and Sportsmanship Awards for the program.
•Helped lead the team to three conference championships and a district runner-up finish in 2017.
•Member of the National Honor Society at GMHS.
•Plans to major in Accounting at Fairmont State.
•Her sister, Mackenzie, has also signed a Letter of Intent to play softball at Fairmont State.

Ashley Strauss (P/UTL, Amherst, OH/Firelands High School)
•Played softball and volleyball at Firelands High School.
•Earned 1st Team All-Conference and All-County honors twice.
•Was also an All-Northeast Ohio honorable mention selection.
•Had 631 career strikeouts heading into her senior season.
•Threw three no-hitters and one perfect game during her junior season.
•Has a 1.9 career ERA and led the PAC in wins as a freshman.
•Ranked second in the county in ERA and strikeouts as a junior.
•Led the Falcons to the district finals in 2019.
•Also earned All-Northeast Ohio Academic honors three times.
•Was a member of the National Honor Society at FHS.
•Plans to major in Marketing at Fairmont State.

Cassidy Hudson (C, Liberty Township, OH/Lakota East High School)
•A four-year standout at Lakota East High School.
•Was a two-time all-state standout and earned Conference Player of the Year honors in 2019.
•Earned all-conference honors three times, including 1st Team All-Conference in 2018 and 2019.
•Led the Thunderhawks to a district championship in 2018 and a state runner-up finish in 2019.
•Batted .523 with four home runs, five triples and 12 doubles as a junior, and drove in 34 runs and scored 48 times on the season.
•Batted .506 with two home runs and 27 runs scored as a sophomore.
•Was an honor roll student at LEHS and plans to major in Nursing at Fairmont State.

Courtney Moyer (SS, Apollo, PA/Kiski Area High School)
•A four-year standout on the softball and soccer teams at Kiski Area High School in Leechburg, PA.
•Was a three-time all-conference standout as a member of the softball team.    Helped lead the Cavaliers to a pair of playoff appearances during her career.
•Batted .429 with an .829 slugging percentage as a junior with 16 RBI’s.
•Was also an all-state and four-time all-conference selection as a member of the soccer team.
•Her sister, Alexis, is currently on the women’s soccer team at Clarion University.
•Was a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in Civil Engineering at Fairmont State.

Emily Riggs (UTL, Bridgeport, WV/Bridgeport High School)
•A standout on the softball and basketball teams at Bridgeport High School.
•Was named the BB&T/Exponent Telegram Female Athlete and Softball Player of the Year following her senior season in 2019.
•She earned the BB&T/Exponent Telegram Softball Player of the Year award a total of four times
•Was also a four-time 1st Team All-State honoree and earned all-conference and all-county honors four times.
•Was named the Big 10 Conference Freshman and Player of the Year during her softball career at BHS.
•Batted .552 with 27 home runs during her high school career and had a .749 on-base percentage with 146 career RBI’s.
•Was also a member of the Team Pennsylvania travel organization for five years.
•Was a redshirt freshman on the Fairmont State women’s basketball team during the 2019-20 season and will have four years of eligibility as a member of the softball program.

Hannah Tolle (INF, Wheelersburg, OH/Minford High School)
•A three-sport standout at Minford High School.
•Was a 2nd Team All-State selection as a member of the softball team.
•Also earned 1st Team All-Conference and AA-District honors on the diamond.
•Holds the school record for home runs in a season with 14.
•Led the Falcons to three-straight district championships.
•Was also an all-state standout on the basketball team and an all-district selection on the soccer team.
•Led the basketball team to a 21-1 record and an Elite Eight appearance in 2017.
•Her brother, Ian, played soccer at Shawnee State University.
•Was a member of the National Honor Society at MHS.
•Plans to major in Nursing at Fairmont State.

Hannah Workman (OF, Clarkston, MI/Clarkston High School)
•A standout on the softball team at Clarkston High School.
•Helped lead the Wolves to the district and regional championships in 2018 and 2019.
•Advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2019.
•Batted .446 with 49 runs scored, 22 runs batted-in, and 10 stolen bases in 2018 during travel softball.
•Also batted over .400 during the 2019 season.
•Her mother, Holly, played softball at Alma College.
•Member of the National Honor Society.
•Plans to major in Biology at Fairmont State.

Hunter Weekley (UTL, Wellsville, OH/Wellsville High School)
•A standout on the softball and basketball teams at Wellsville High School.
•Was a three-time all-county selection as a member of the softball team.
•Also earned all-conference honors and was voted team captain three times.
•Holds the school record for single-season batting average (.516), home runs (5), and stolen bases (23).
•Member of the National Honor Society with a GPA over 3.75.
•Plans to major in Forensic Science at Fairmont State.
Isabella Yelle (OF/INF, Davison, MI/Davison High School)
•A three-year standout at Davison High School.
•Was a three-time member of the All-Academic Team.
•Earned 2nd Team All-Conference at DHS.
•Hit her first home run as a softball player at age 11.
•Her aunt, Nicole Hoover, played volleyball at Wayne State University’s and her cousin, Jacob Hoover, played baseball at Hillsdale College.
•Will graduate with high honors from Davison High School.
•Plans to major in Exercise Science at Fairmont State.

Mackenzie Maddy (2B/UTL, Groveport, OH/Groveport Madison High School)
•Was a softball and volleyball standout at Groveport Madison High School.
•Was a two-time all-state selection in 2017 and 2018.
•Also earned All-Metro and Honorable Mention All-District honors in 2017.
•Helped lead the Cruisers to three conference championships and a runner-up finish in the district in 2017.
•Member of the National Honor Society at GMHS.
•Major at Fairmont State is undecided.
•Her sister, Ally, has also signed Letter of Intent to play softball at Fairmont State.

Molly Schweitzer (3B, Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington High School)
•Transfer from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.
•Played two seasons at SCC before transferring to Fairmont State.
•Earned Academic All-Conference honors twice (Fall of 2018, Spring of 2019).
•Helped lead the Tartans to a pair of conference and regional championships, and two-straight appearances in the national tournament.
•Batted .291 with four home runs, 36 RBI’s, and 25 runs scored in 2019
•Was a high school standout on the softball and soccer teams at Upper Arlington High School.
•Earned all-conference honors as a member of the softball team three times.
•Plans to major in Elementary Education at Fairmont State.    

Samantha Tillman (2B/OF, Fredericksburg, VA/Chancellor High School)
•A four-year starter as a member of the softball team at Chancellor High School
•Voted team captain as a senior.
•Also starred for Unity softball during the travel season.
•Helped lead Unity to a 2018 National Championship.
•Her sister, Johnni, played softball at Glenville State College from 2013-16 and her cousin, Mykala Johnson, played softball at Southern Virginia University from 2017-20.
•Plans to major in Aviation at Fairmont State.
 Torrie Gall (3B/UTL, Mantua, OH/West Geauga High School)
•A four-year standout at West Geauga High School.
•Was a three-time all-conference selection, including a 1st-Team selection as a junior and 2ndTeam selection as a sophomore.
•Helped lead the Wolverines to a 12-4 conference record in 2019.
•Batted .508 with 32 hits and 25 RBI’s as a junior.
•Member of the National Honor Society and student council at West Geauga.
•Plans to major in Nursing at Fairmont State.

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