Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Signees 2014

 

Sophie Booker

Position: Infield

High School: Winnebago High School

Coaches Name: Annie Getschel

Parents Names: Michael and Nancy Booker

High School Honors/Awards:

3-year starter for Winnebago High School… 2011 Guilford Tournament MVP… 2012 Heart and Hustle Award… 2013 Team's Most Improved Player… Homecoming Queen… Honor Student.

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"In the past two-years Sophie has really dedicated herself to the game of softball, and it has shown in the improvements she had made, especially on the offensive side. Sophie brings a great work ethic and personality into our program. She understands the work that it takes to be successful at this level."

Sophie Booker


 

Mackenzie Brown

Position: Utility

High School: Huntley High School

Coaches Name: Mark Petryniec

Parents Names: Chris and Kandace Brown

High School Honors/Awards:

3-year starter for Huntley High School…. Awarded Silver Cord for 25 hours of Community Service…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"I had an opportunity to really evaluate Mackenzie this past year, thanks to her travel coach, Matt Langton, who raves about her. Mackenzie has a high upside on the offensive side as she can hit for both power and average and will continue to develop for us. Defensively, she can play multiple positions because of her athletic ability."

Mackenzie Brown

 

Jenny Carpenter

Position: Utility

High School: Warren High School

Coaches Name: Bryan McNulty and Jenna Anderson

Parents Names: Laurie and Jeff Carpenter

High School Honors/Awards:

2 year starter for Warren High School… Honorable Mention All-Conference selection in 2013… Academic All-State…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Jenny really caught my eye in a regional game last season as she beat a powerhouse program. In the circle she has the ability to keep teams off balance with an outstanding change-up to go along with an above average fastball. She is going to be a huge asset to our pitching staff and will also compete for a position as well."

Jenny Carpenter
 

Bailey Craig

Position: Utility

High School: Hononegah High School

Coaches Name: Kurt Head

Parents Names: Jeff and Lori Craig

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Hononegah High School… 3x All-NIC 10 Conference Performer… Won team's Offensive Player of the Year her sophomore season…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Bailey comes from a great program that has won a lot of games during her time at Hononegah. She understands what it takes to win and is constantly working to improve. She will be a great addition to both our pitching staff and our lineup as she has the ability to play both at the next level. In the circle she has a great change and drop to go along with an above average fastball. At the plate she has tremendous opposite field power."

Bailey Craig


 

Taylor Grenoble

Position: Infield

High School: Milledgeville High School

Coaches Name: Brad Grenoble

Parents Names: Brad and Leah Grenoble

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for basketball, volleyball and softball for Milledgeville High School… All-NUIC Conference Selection… All-State and All-Area for softball in 2013… Team won the 2013 State Championship and finished 3rd in 2012… High Honor Roll student…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Taylor is a great athlete who comes from a state championship program. Defensively, she has great range and can play multiple positions on the softball field. Offensively, she utilizes her speed well, and is a great bunter."

Taylor Grenoble
 

Kelly Hormig

Position: Utility

High School: Harlem High School

Coaches Name: Jennifer Corwin

Parents Names: Brad and Sara Hormig

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Harlem High School… NIC-10 Conference Honorable Mention her Junior Season…. Team won Regional Championship last season… NIC-10 Scholar Athlete…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"In the past two years I have had an opportunity to see Kelly play multiple positions on the softball field, and it is exciting to add her versatility. Defensively, she has a strong arm and can play any of the corner infield or outfield positions, as well as catcher. Offensively, she hits the ball well the opposite way and will continue to develop as a hitter for our program."

Kelly Hormig

 

Abby Kissack

Position: Utility

High School: Marengo High School

Coaches Name: Dwain Nance

Parents Names: Fred and Tracey Kissack

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Marengo High School… 3x All-Conference and 2x All-Area Selection… Member of 2013 All-State team… Team won the 2011 State Championship….

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Abby has been on our radar since she came to a hitting camp almost three years ago. She is a great athlete with great speed. Defensively, she can play multiple positions, as well as pitch. In the circle, she has a great change-up to go along with an above average fastball and drop. Offensively, she fits into our style as a power slapper."

Abby Kissack
 

Courtney Moss

Position: Infield

High School: Rockford Jefferson High School

Coaches Name: Annie Craig

Parents Names: Shannone and Kim Moss

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Rockford Jefferson High School…. Won team's Most Dedicated, Offensive MVP, and has been a team captain for 3 years… Leadership Council member…. Honor Roll Student…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"We have been watching Courtney since her freshman year when she started varsity as a catcher and third baseman. She is currently coming back from knee surgery that sidelined her last season. Courtney is very athletic and has a ton of untapped potential on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. "

Courtney Moss
 

Sadie Nelson

Position: Utility

High School: Deerfield High School

Coaches Name: Jim Albrecht

Parents Names: Lisa Woerpel and Jim Nelson

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Deerfield High School… 3x All-Conference Selection… All-District in 2013… Team has won 3 straight conference championships… High Honor Roll Student…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Sadie has the ability to be a great hitter at the college level. She has a great looking swing and hits the inside pitches very well. When she develops the ability to drive the outside pitch, she is going to be a dangerous hitter. Defensively, she has a strong arm behind the plate and is a great framer as well."

Sadie Nelson
 

Alexis Scott

Position: Utility

High School: Rockford Jefferson High School

Coaches Name: Annie Craig

Parents Names: Pat and Bruce Scott

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Rockford Jefferson High School…. Rookie of the Year her freshman season… National Honor Society Member… Illinois State Scholar…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Alexis is a great kid, great student, and has a ton of upside and untapped potential. Defensively, she has a strong arm and can play corner infield position as well as catch and pitch. Offensively, she has a good swing and will continue to develop here at Rock Valley."

Alexis Scott

 

Jazmyne Sherwood

Position: Utility

High School: Harlem High School

Coaches Name: Jen Corwin

Parents Names: Michelle Sherwood

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Harlem High School…All-NIC 10 her junior season…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Jazmyne really caught my eye her sophomore season when she earned the starting role at the end of the year. She has a great swing and she has the ability to hit the ball from gap to gap. Defensively, she is a great defensive catcher, and was one of the first to convince me that having a left handed catcher isn't so bad. She is also a great corner outfielder and first baseman."

Jazmyne Sherwood

 

Katie Starkey

Position: Pitcher

High School: Woodland High School

Coaches Name: Lindsey Handzus

Parents Names: Tony and Lisa Starkey

High School Honors/Awards:

4-year starter for Woodland High School… 3x Tri County Conference Pitcher… 2x Heart of Illinois Conference Pitcher… Team Rookie of the Year her freshman year… Team MVP her junior year… 3x Ottawa Times All-Area Pitcher…

Comments from Coach Monroe:

"Katie is a flame-thrower. She may be one of the hardest throwing pitchers that this program has seen and will see, as she has touched 63 mph on the radar gun. She has great movement and command on all of her pitches, which gives her the ability to get a lot of strikeouts. She is currently working hard on developing a change-up, which, if she does, will make her one of the toughest pitchers in the country."

Katie Starkey