HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth softball head coach Shannon Doepking has announced the addition of eight players to the roster for the 2017 season.
This will be the largest incoming class under Doepking as she enters her third year at the helm of the program. Joining the Big Green as members of the Class of 2020 are: Jade Bravo, Loghan Thomas, Micah Schroder, Sophia Ausmus, Calista Almer, Tessa Grossman, Tatyanah Castillo and Morgan Ebow
“I’m super excited to welcome this class to the Dartmouth softball family,” Doepking said. “We are adding a lot of elements with this class including depth on the mound, power and speed.”
“All of these players have played high level travel softball and we expect them to come in and make an impact on our program right away,” Doepking added. “Besides being great softball players, I believe we are bringing in great people who are only going to add to our culture”
Dartmouth Softball Class of 2020
Name: Jade Bravo
Hometown/High School: Avondale, Ariz. / University High
Club Name: Arizona Hotshots 18U Gold
Accolades: Division II Honorable Mention 2016…Golden Glove award 2016…Leadership Award 2015…Second-Team All-Region 2014…Two-time Student Athlete of the Month…Two-Time Team MVP…National Honor Society member…AP Scholar with Honor
Name: Loghan Thomas
Hometown/High School: Centennial, Colo. / Grandview
Club Name: Colorado Lightning
Accolades: Four-time varsity softball letter winner… Senior captain… Two-time Centennial League Champion…2014 5A regional champion…2014 5A State Champion…First team All-Centennial League…NISCA Academic All-American…Co-Valedictorian… National Honor Society
Name: Micah Schroder
Hometown/High School: Houston, Texas / Cy-Fair Senior High
Position: Second base / Shortstop
Club Name: TX CF Intruders Gold
Accolades: Four-year varsity softball letter winner… Three-time 6A First Team All-District…Three-time Academic All-District…2014 Newcomer of the Year.
Name: Sophia Ausmus
Hometown/High School: Del Mar, Calif. / La Jolla Country Day School
Accolades: Cum laude…Scholar Athlete of the Year 2015-2016… Coaches Award 2016, 2015 High School League Champion…Three-time Softball captain…Four-time CIF finalist for tennis.
Name: Calista Almer
Hometown/High School: Pollock Pines, Calif./Union Mine High School
Position: Middle infield / Outfield
Club Name: All-American Sports Academy 18u Gold - Merrida
Accolades: Four-time First Team All-Conference…Conference MVP 2014…Two-time Team MVP…Team Offense Player of the Year 2016…Stolen Bases Record 2014, 2015 and 2016… League leader in stolen bases 2014-2016.
Name: Tessa Grossman
Hometown/High School: Oceanside, Calif. / Vista High School
Position: Outfield / Pitcher
Accolades: CIF Runner-Up 2015…Four-year Varsity Starter…AP Scholar…Wave Scholar…Scholar Athlete…16U Legacy Assistant Coach.
Name: Tatyanah Castillo
Hometown/High School: Canyon Country, Calif. / Golden Valley
Position: First Base / Utility
Club Name: So Cal Choppers 18u Gold
Accolades: Two-time First Team All-League…Four-Time scholar athlete…Four-time varsity letter winner…Captain.
Name: Morgan Ebow
Hometown/High School: Northridge, Calif. / El Camino Real CHS
Club Name: OC Batbusters
Accolades: Four-year varsity softball starter…Four-time First Team All West Valley League…Three-time All City Section team…2016 CIF Div. 1 City Champion…2016 Scholar Athlete of the Year Award…AP Scholar with Distinction.