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Class of 2015 Standout Players – Where Are They Now?

Four weeks into the 2016 season and undefeated Florida still sit atop the NCAA Division I rankings. Michigan, Auburn, and LSU round out the top four with Louisiana-Lafayette jumping into the number five spot.

Softball Factory has 23 alumni currently playing for these schools, with 3 players on the top-ranked Florida roster.

Softball Factory alumni have gone on to successfully play at the collegiate level. Below are four of our stand out 2015 graduates.

 

Marisa Trevino

Marisa Trevino (OF, 2B)
High School: Seven Lakes (TX)
College: Trinity University
2016 Season: Marisa has played in 11 games for the Tigers, with five hits in 24 plate appearances. She has scored four runs with two RBI. In the outfield, Marisa has made six put outs and had one assist.
Softball Factory History: Marisa started working with Softball Factory in 2011 and quickly stood out to our coaching staff. In 2012 Marisa played in the Softball Factory World Series, where she was evaluated as a fine-tuned athlete, demonstrating her “knowledge [of the game] that complements her athleticism, speed, agile range, routes and strong, accurate arm.”

 

Emilee Kirk

Emilee Kirk (3B, 1B)
High School: Great Valley High School (PA)
College: Mount St. Mary’s University
2016 Season: Emilee has appeared in seven games for The Mount. She recorded her first collegiate hit against JMU.
Softball Factory History: In her four years with Softball Factory, Emilee was selected to participate in two All-American Pre-Season Tournaments in 2014 and 2015. She was evaluated by her coaches as an athletic player with a solid skill set both offensive and defensively. 

 

 

Paige Holmes

Paige Holmes (C, 3B)
High School: The Bolles School (FL)
College: University of South Alabama
2016 Season: Paige has had a strong start, appearing in all 18 games so far with the Jaguars. She has scored seven runs, collecting 10 hits with eight RBI. Behind the plate Paige has 139 put-outs and 12 assists.
Softball Factory History: In 2015 Paige was invited to the All-American Pre-Season tournament where Softball Factory coaches evaluated her as a strong player with a solid skill set. While catching Paige displayed strong blocking fundamentals with efficient footwork, fluid transfer and a good release. At the plate Paige “makes positive movement towards the ball […]and displays a level swing path.”

 

Morgan Greenwood

Morgan Greenwood (C, 3B)
High School: Providence Catholic High School (IL)
College: DePaul University
2016 Season: Morgan has appeared in three games for the Blue Demons. In six at bats she has recorded two hits, a single and a double.
Softball Factory History: Morgan participated in the All-American Pre-Season Tournament in 2014, receiving positive feedback from Softball Factory coaches. While behind the plate she has an athletic, low, and flexible setup and when receiving the ball Morgan blocks exceptionally well. Offensively, “Morgan gets good extension through the ball and drives it hard to the gaps.”

Softball Factory Alumnus Alyssa Palomino Named 2015 Junior Female Athlete of the Year

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Softball Factory alumnus Alyssa Palomino was recently named the 2015 USA Softball Junior Female Athlete of the Year.

Palomino is a 2015 graduate from Mission Viejo High School in Lake Forest, CA where she was a four-year letter winner at Mission Viejo as well as a two-time All-American, and a three-time First-Team All-League selection. With Softball Factory, Palomino attended an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Fresno, CA back in November, 2014 and showed promise offensively as a lefty power-hitter and in the outfield she demonstrated advanced athletic abilities, covering the field with ease.

Palomino established herself internationally as a feared slugger during her first year in the National Team Program. The University of Arizona freshman saw action in every game for the Junior Eagles and played a vital role in the Gold Medal finish for Team USA at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Junior Women’s World Championship. She shattered several records en route to a Gold Medal and led the tournament with five home runs, 27 RBI and a 1.333 slugging percentage.

“It is such an honor to be named the USA Softball Junior Female Athlete of the Year,” said Palomino. “The summer this team had was incredible and it was the best experience of my life! I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that was given to me.”

Palomino ended the 2015 season with a .396 (19-for-48) average, 28 RBI, 18 runs scored and a .483 on-base percentage.

We congratulate Palomino and wish her success this season!