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 (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 (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 (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 (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.”