Black Widows Fastpitch 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, 23U: College Signings

Bailey Morrow signs with Quincy University
Congratulations Bailey!!
 
Bailey Morrow - 2018 Graduate of Sacred Heart, Springfield - signs to play softball with Quincy University.  Bailey was a huge part of her team's National Championship pitching, playing outfield, and a middle of the order bat. 


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Susan Buchanan signs with Westminster University
Congratulations Susan!!
 
Susan Buchanan - 2018 Graduate of Civic Memorial High School - signs to play softball with Westminster University.  Susan has been with the Black Widows for many seasons.  Susan offers a power bat and plays solid defense in the outfield.  Susan plans on studying pre-med in college. 


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Morgan Tanksley signs with Quincy University

Congratulations Mo!!

 Morgan "Mo" Tanksley - 2018 Graduate of Granite City High School - signs to play softball with Quincy University.  Mo has been with the Black Widows for many seasons.  Mo is an Ace Pitcher that was on the rubber during her team's National Championship win.  Mo plans on studying Nursing in College.



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Monday, November 20
Brooke Webber signs with Lincoln Land College
Congratulations Brooke!!
 
Brooke Webber - 2018 graduate of Edwardsville High School - signs to play softball with Lincoln Land College.  Brooke is a stellar outfielder that carries a big stick.  Brooke has been with the Black Widows for many seasons.  Brooke would like to study business with a minor in sociology in college.   


Brooke Webber

Monday, November 20
Kourtney Zobrist signs with Lincoln Land College
Congratulations Kourtney!!
 
Kourtney Zobrist - 2018 graduate of Highland High School - signs to play softball with Lincoln Land College.  Kourtney is a very versatile player, she can play shortstop, outfield, but mainly play 2B.  Kourtney has played for the Black Widows for 6 seasons. 


Kourtney Zobrist

Monday, November 20
Anna Burke signs with Missouri S&T
Congratulations Anna!!
 
Anna Burke - 2018 graduate of Edwardsville High School - signs to play softball with Missouri S&T.  Anna, a slick-fielding shortstop with a powerful bat, was looking to continue her softball career while furthering her education.  She didn't need to look any further that Missouri S&T.  A high honor roll student at EHS, Burke was wanting to find the ideal school to study engineering while playing softball. 


Anna Burke

Monday, February 20
Allison Kromray signs with Blackburn College
Congratulations Allison!
 
Allison Kromray - 2017 Graduate of Triad High School -
signs to play softball with Blackburn College. 


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Monday, February 20
Kari Sarhage signs with Lincoln Land Community College
Congratulations Kari!
 
Kari Sarhage - 2017 Graduate of Triad High School -
signs to play softball with Lincoln Land Community College.  
Kari has been with the Black Widows for 4 years.   


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Monday, February 20
Sabrina Otzenberger signs with Central Methodist University
Congratulations Sabrina!
 
Sabrina Otzenberger - 2017 Graduate of House Springs -
signs to play softball with Central Methodist University.   


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Monday, February 20
Abigale Moore signs with Wabash Valley College
Congratulations Abigale!
 
Abigale Moore - 2017 Graduate of Bowling Green High School
- signs to play softball with Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, IL.  
Abigale is a left handed slap hitter, 2nd base, and outfielder.  


Abigale Moore

Tuesday, January 31
Tessa Beckham signs with Lincoln Land Loggers
Congratulations Tessa!
 
Tessa Beckham - 2017 Graduate of Litchfield High School -
signs to play softball with the Lincoln Land Loggers.  
Tessa is a pitcher and has been playing for the Black Widows
for 7 years. 


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Monday, December 19
Miranda Brown signs with Missouri Baptist

Congratulations Miranda!
                          

 Miranda Brown - 2017 Graduate of Waterloo High School - 
signs to play softball with Missouri Baptist.
Miranda is a catcher and is in her 4th season
with the Black Widows. 



Miranda Brown

Tuesday, November 22
Reily Kassay sign with Missouri Baptist

Congratulations Reily! 


Reily Kassay- 2017 Graduate of Highland High School -
has signed to play softball at Missouri Baptist
Reily is a 3rd baseman, shortstop, and outfielder
and has been playing with the Black Widows for 9 seasons


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Tuesday, November 22
Kiri Evans signs at Rockhurst University

Congratulations Kiri!

Kiri Evans - 2017 Graduate of Belleville West High School -
 Kiri signed to play at Rockhurst University.  
Kiri is a catcher, outfielder and middle infielder.


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Tuesday, November 22
Carly Campbell signs with Wabash Valley

 

Congratulations Carly!

Carly Campbell - 2017 Graduate of Wood River High School -
 Carly signed to play at Wabash Valley.  Carly is a catcher.


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Tuesday, November 22
Aubrey Hacke signs with University of Nebraska Omaha

 

Congratulations Aubrey!

Aubrey Hacke - 2017 Graduate of Highland High School - 
Aubrey signed to play at University of Nebraska Omaha
(NCAA Division I).  Aubrey is a pitcher, 1B, and outfielder.


Aubrey Hacke

Friday, February 12
Allison Loehr signs with McKendree
Congratulations Allison!!

Allison Loehr - Graduate of Edwardsville High School -
has signed to play softball at McKendree University
Allison has been playing competitive softball for 
six seasons on the '98 Black Widow Team.
   Allison is a pitcher /1st Baseman.


Allison Loehr college signing

Tuesday, December 20
Katelyn Turbyfill signs with Lincoln Land Loggers
Congratulations Katelyn!
 
Katelyn Turbyfill - 2016 Graduate of Civic Memorial High School - 
Katelyn will be playing for the Lincoln Land Loggers.  She is a power hitting
3rd baseman/infielder.  He was All Conference Softball and Basketball
player.  As a senior at CM she hit .511 with a .811 Slugging with 5 triples. 

 



Katelyn Turbyville

Tuesday, December 20
Katelyn Presley signs with Lincoln Land Loggers
Congratulations Katelyn!
 
 Katelyn Presley - 2016 Graduate of Alton High School -
Katelyn is playing for the Lincoln Land Loggers.
She is an infielder and has played many seasons with
the Black Widows. 
 


Katelyn Presley

Tuesday, December 20
Brittany Roady signs with Lincoln Land Loggers
Congratulations Brittany!
 
Brittany Roady - 2016 Graduate of Alton High School -
is playing softball at Lincoln Land College.  Brittany
is a pitcher/infielder. 


Brittany Roady

Thursday, January 14
Baylee Hughes signs letter of intent with St. Gregory's University, OK

 

Congratulations Baylee!! 

Baylee Hughes - 2016 graduate of Carlinville High School - 
Baylee signed her letter of intent to play college softball at
St. Gregory's University (NAIA) in Oklahoma for
Head Coach D.J. Mathis.  Baylee played for the Widows several years ago
and has returned to finish her select career as a Widow
with the 18U Exton team.
 (Picture with Baylee, Coach Exton, and Assistant coach at St. Gregory's, Amanda Mitchell)


Baylee Hughes
Congratulations Baylee!

Tuesday, January 26
Mallory Rutz signs with Wabash Valley
Illinois All Star Ball

 

Congratulations Mallory!! 

Mallory Rutz - 2015 graduate of Highland High School - 
 signs with Wabash Valley.  Mallory played for the Black Widows
from 10U-18U.  She played shortstop, 3rd base, and even
pitched in her earlier years.  Later she was an all star outfielder.
In the 2014 Illinois vs. Missouri All-Star Game, "Mal" was
the underclassmen MVP for the Illinois team representing the
Black Widows. 


Mallory Rutz
Congratulations Mal!

Ari Arnold signs William Woods
Congratulations Ari!!
 
Ari Arnold, 2015 graduate of Edwardsville High School, signs with William Woods.
 Ari is a 4 year Varsity starter at shortstop and has been playing with the
Black Widows since 16U. 


Ari Arnold
Congratulations Ari!

Tuesday, April 21
Megan and Sara Radae sign with McKendree University
Congratulations Megan and Sara!!
Megan and Sara Radae - 2015 Graduates of Edwardsville High School -
sign with McKendree University. 
Megan & Sara played with the Black Widows for 7 seasons!
Megan as an All-Star Center Fielder & Sara an All-Star slap hitting 2nd Basemen


Megan and Sara Radae
Congratulations Sara & Megan!

Katelyn Blount signs with Belleville Lindenwood

 

 Congratulations Katelyn!!

Katelyn Blount - 2014 graduate of Sparta High School,
signs with Belleville Lindenwood
Katelyn played with the Black Widows from 2011-2013. 
Katelyn signed as a catcher and utility infielder with the Lynx.


Katelyn Blount
Congratulations Katelyn!

Mycala Feldman inks with Lincoln Land
Congratulations Mycala!!
Mycala (Mac) Feldman - 2014 Graduate Triad High School -
inks with Lincoln Land College,
after many successful seasons with the Black Widows.


Mycala Feldman
Congratulations Mac!

Alyssa Voegele signs with Millikin University
Congratulations Alyssa!!
"A2" - 2014 Graduate Highland High School -
 played with BWSA from 10U-18U, where she was an All-Star Catcher!  She is now playing for
the Millikin University Big Blue as their starting catcher. 
 
Alyssa (A2) Voegele is proudly representing USA softball.  She is playing in a European Softball Tour.  A2 played 8 seasons with the Black Widows and is now a 1st team All Conference catcher for Milliken University.  Alyssa has been selected to represent the USA on an international softball team!  The team will play games in Paris, Antwerp, and Amsterdam.  Good Luck Alyssa!! 
 
Game Results  USA was undefeated!
Paris All-Stars  29 - 0
Belgium Piooneers 3 - 2
DSS Haarlem  11 - 0
Dutch Jr National Team  6 - 5
Roef!Moergestel  4 - 0
 
A2 was 12 for 18 for a very impressive .667 BA  
Great Job!  Way to represent!  


Alyssa Voegele
Congratulations A2!

Emily Taylor signs with Lincoln Land College
Congratulations Emily!!
Emily Taylor - 2014 graduate of Pleasant Plains High School
signed with Lincoln Land College.
Emily was a Pitcher for the Black Widows from 2011 - 2014 !! 


Emily Taylor college signing
Congratulations Emily!

Alex Hamm signs with Lincoln Land College
Congratulations Alex!!
Alex Hamm - 2014 graduate of Fort Zumwalt West High School
signed with Lincoln Land College.
Alex (Hooch) Hamm, played 8 seasons with the Black Widows!
Patrolling Center Field, running through many a "temporary" fence


Alexx Hamm signs w Lincoln Land
Congratulations Alex!

Wednesday, June 17
Molly Fields Signs with Missouri State

Congratulations Molly!!

      Molly Fields - 2014 Graduate of Mater Dei High School - Molly played many seasons
                                       with the Black Widows.  She signed with Division 1 Missouri State. 


Molly Fields
Congratulations Molly!

Wednesday, June 17
Becca Proper signs with SWIC

Congratulations Becca!!

Becca Proper - Graduate of O'Fallon Township High School - Becca played 16U & 18U
softball with the Black Widows.  She signed with SWIC. 


Becca Proper
Congratulations Becca!

Thursday, May 28
Anna Walschleger signs with Lincoln Land College
Congratulations Anna!!
Anna Walschleger - 2014 Graduate of Edwardsville High School - Anna played many seasons
with the Black Widows.  She just completed her Freshman year with the Lincoln Land College
Loggers.  Anna received the MWAC Freshman of the year hitting .452 and stole 38 bases. 


Anna W
Congratulations Anna!

Amber Toenyes signs with Eastern Illinois
Congratulations Amber!!!!
Amber Toenyes - 2013 Graduate of Edwardsville High School -
signs with Eastern Illinois University.  Amber played many years with BWSA, as an All-Star Pitcher / 1st Basemen!


Amber Toenyes
Congratulations Amber!

Wednesday, April 22
Rachel Keller signs with SIUE
Congratulations Rachel!!
Rachel Keller - 2012 Graduate of Civic Memorial High School -
Rachel played many seasons with the Black Widows.  She played
2 seasons at Lake Land College and is now an infielder at SIUE.


Rachel Keller
Congratulations Rachel!

Wednesday, April 22
Payton Anderson signs with Missouri Baptist
Congratulations Payton!!
Payton Anderson - 2012 Graduate of Gillespie High School -
Payton played many seasons with the Black Widows.  Payton signed with Missouri Baptist. 


Payton Anderson
Congratulations Payton!

Taylor Barnouski signs with McKendree University
Congratulations Taylor!!
Taylor Barnouski - 2012 graduate of  O'Fallon Township High School
signed with McKendree University (NCAA DII)


Taylor Barnouski signs with McKendree
Congratulations Taylor!

Hailey Jones signs with Lincoln Land College
Congratulations Hailey!!
Hailey Jones - 2012 graduate of Collinsville High School
signs with Lincoln Land College


Hailey Jones_Lincoln Land College
Congratulations Hailey Jones!!

Paige Pluester signs with University of Missouri St. Louis
Congratulations Paige!!
Paige Pluester - 2012 graduate of Roxana High School
signs with University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) (NCAADII)


Paige Pluester
Congratulations Paige Pluester!!

Kaci Ovelgoenner signs with Kentucky Wesleyan College
 Congratulations Kaci!!
Kaci Ovelgoenner - 2012 graduate of Triad High School
signed with Kentucky Wesleyan College (NCAA DII)


Kaci Ovelgoenner
Congratulations Kaci Ovelgoenner!!

Marla Schulte signs with McKendree University
Congratulations Marla!!
Marla Schulte - 2012 graduate of O'Fallon Township High School
signed with McKendree University (NCAA DII)


Marla Schulte signing
Congratulations Marla Schulte!!

Rachel Scrum signs with University of Tennessee at Martin
 Congratulations Rachel!!
Rachel Scrum - 2012 graduate of Collinsville High School
signed with University of Tennessee at Martin
Then transferred to Quincy University. 


Rachel Scrum
Congratulations Rachel Scrum!!

Wednesday, April 22
Kayla Kirkpatrick signs with Western Illinois
Congratulations Kayla!!
Kayla Kirkpatrick - 2011 Graduate of Civic Memorial High School -
Kayla finished her select softball with the 18U Black Widows.  She went to Lake Land College for 2 years where she was their #1 pitcher, then she transferred to Division I Western Illinois


Kayla Kirkpatrick
Congratulations Kayla!

Caty Ponce signs with McKendree University
Congratulations Caty!!
Caty Ponce - 2011 graduate of Edwardsville High School -
 Caty played many years with the Black Widows!  Caty played Softball & Basketball 
at McKendree University. 


Caty Ponce
Congratulations Caty!

Becca Strope signs with Missouri S&T
Congratulations Becca!!
Becca Strope - 2011 graduate of Edwardsville High School -
Becca played many seasons with the Black Widows.  She is currently
on a softball scholarship at Missouri S&T. 


Becca Strope
Congratulations Becca!

Katelyn Gibson signs with Dayton University
Congratulations Katelyn!!
Katelyn Gibson - 2011 Graduate of Mascoutah High School - 
Katelyn played many seasons with the Black Widows.  She went to Emory
University and then transferred to Dayton University on softball scholarships. 


Katelyn Gibson
Congratulations Katelyn!

Wednesday, April 22
Sarah Worster signs with Benedictine University
Congratulations Sarah!!
Sarah Worster - 2011 Graduate of Edwardsville High School -
Sarah played 10 seasons with the Black Widows on many Championship teams.
She attended Lincoln Land College for 2 years and is now a Senior at Benedictine
University as the starting 3rd baseman. 


Sarah Worster
Congratulations Sarah!

Amanda Trampe signs with Lindsey Wilson Raiders
Congratulations Amanda!!
Amanda Trampe - 2011 graduate Metro Trinity Lutheran.
 She went to Wabash Valley for 2 years.  After 2 record
setting seasons, she transferred to Lindsey Wilson Raiders.


Trampe
Congratulations Amanda!

Taylor Blackwell signs with McKendree University
Congratulations Taylor!!
Taylor Blackwell - 2011 Graduate of Highland High School - signs with
McKendree University.  Taylor pitched many seasons with the Black Widows. 


Taylor Blackwell
Congratulations Taylor!