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Haley Morelli, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2017 NFCA NCAA Division III All-American

Haley Morelli, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2017 NFCA NCAA Division III All-American

Illinois Impact Alum Haley Morelli Earns All-America Honors

Haley Morelli, Illinois Impact Alum (2010-14) and a member of the very first Impact team, has been named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-America for her performance during her 2017 Senior season for the Warhawks softball team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Haley helped UW-Whitewater sweep the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships with a perfect 17-0 record against conference foes. The team finished with a 37-9 mark overall and hosted a regional round of the NCAA Division III Championship in the midst of its 20th appearance in the national tournament.  During her four years at UWW, the Warhawks had a record of 141-45.

Haley led the WIAC Conference and ranked among the nation's top 20 in home runs (12) and runs batted in (48), good for top five all-time marks in one season in program history. A two-time WIAC Position Player of the Week during the season, Morelli ranked second in the league in batting average (.424), slugging percentage (.741) and total bases (103), and was third in on-base percentage (.491) and hits (59).
 
Morelli also garnered WIAC Position Player of the Year, first team All-WIAC and first team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region accolades.

http://www.uwwsports.com/news/2017/5/25/klotz-morelli-earn-softball-all-america-honors.aspx


ILLINOIS IMPACT ALUMNI in College

Brooke Heraty (IL Impact 2017-18) - Trinity International University (2018- )


Brooke Heraty, Trinity Intl Univ

2019....Freshman.

High School....Grayslake Central High School

 

Hannah Gentry (IL Impact 2017-18) - Trinity International University (2018- )


Hannah Gentry, Trinity Intl Univ

2019....Freshman.

High School....Oswego High School

 

Annie Morelli (IL Impact 2013-18) - Univ. of Wisconsin - Whitewater (2018- )


Annie Morelli, UW-Whitewater

2019....Freshman.

High School....Mundelein High School

 

Jon'nah Williams (IL Impact 2017-18) - Univ. of Wisconsin - Whitewater (2018- )


Jon'nah Williams, UW-Whitewater

2019....Freshman.

High School....Lake Forest High School

 

Kelly Beck (IL Impact 2015-18) - Univ. of Wisconsin - Stout (2018- )


Kelly Beck, UW-Stout

2019....Freshman.

High School....Warren Township High School

 

Tiffany Kirk (IL Impact 2016-18) - Univ. of Wisconsin - Superior (2018- )


Tiffany Kirk, UW-Superior

2019....Freshman.

High School....McHenry East High School

 

Breanna Adams (IL Impact 2016-18) - North Central College (2018- )


Breanna Adams, North Central College

2019....Freshman.

High School....Mundelein High School

 

Nicole Pieper (IL Impact 2016-18) - Univ. of St. Thomas (MN) (2018- )


Nicole Pieper, Univ of St. Thomas

2019....Freshman.

High School....Vernon Hills High School

 

Molly Potter (IL Impact 2014-17) - Ripon College (2017- )


Molly Potter, Ripon College

2018....Freshman.  Academic All-Conference.  Appeared in 13 games, starting 11...Recorded a fielding percentage of .952

High School....Warren Township High School

Major....Psychology
 

Lilli Smith (IL Impact 2015-17) - Ripon College (2017- )


Lilli Smith, Ripon College

2018: Appeared in 18 games, starting nine...Made 16 pitching appearances, making eight starts...Went 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA, which both ranked third on the team...Ranked second on the team in strikeouts (15), complete games (2), and shutouts (1)...Pitched 56.1 innings...Allowed a .310 batting average against her...Recorded batting average of .071...Recorded one RBI...Drew five walks...On-base percentage of .316...Recorded fielding percentage of .867...Red Hawk of the Week (3/12/18)

High School....Schaumburg High School

Major....Educational Studies
 

Vera Pflugradt (IL Impact 2013-18) - Univ of Wisconsin Whitewater (2017- )

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Vera Pflugradt, UW-Whitewater

2018: Second team National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-Great Lakes Region … Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Position Player of the Year … first team All-WIAC … WIAC Position Player of the Week (April 2-8) … appeared in 36 games, including 26 as a starter … led team and ranked 10th in the WIAC in batting average (.372) … totaled 20 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, two home runs, 17 runs batted in, 48 total bases and four stolen bases … slugging percentage of .511 and on-base percentage of .404

High School  Stevenson High School.

Major Physical Education

Claire Petrus (IL Impact 2012-16) - Univ of Wisconsin Osh Kosh (2016 - )

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Claire Petrus, UW-Osh Kosh

2016-17 Earned varsity letter in 2017 … Has played in 42 games, including 40 as a starter … Has a .358 batting average with 43 hits, 22 runs, 15 doubles, three home runs, 27 runs batted in and two stolen bases … Has a .391 on-base percentage, .558 slugging percentage and .962 fielding percentage … Owns a 6-1 pitching record with a 1.83 earned run average and 25 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched … Has compiled two complete games, one shutout and four saves.

High School - Carmel Catholic High School

Major - Kinesiology

Rikki Vela (IL Impact 2014-15) - Lakeland University (2015 - 2019)

Lakeland Univ

Rikki Vela, Pitcher, LU Softball 2015-

2016-17 : Pitched in eight games, starting two, and was 1-0 with a 5.81 earned run average… Pitched 15 2/3 innings, allowing 26 hits and 14 runs (13 earned) with six strikeouts and five walks… Earned first collegiate win by throwing four innings against Mount Mary on April 11… Also batted 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and one stolen base.

2015-16: Pitched in seven games as a freshman, starting one, and did not record a decision… In 12 1/3 innings allowed 13 hits and 15 runs (12 earned) with two strikeouts and five walks, posting an earned run average of 6.81… Also played in 11 games in the field and was 2-for-8 at the plate with one double, one run batted in and three runs scored.

High School: Zion Benton HS
 

Dani Sychowski (IL Impact 2011-14) - Lake Forest College (2015- )

Lake Forest College

Dani Sychowski, Lake Forest College

2016-17 will be Dani's sophomore season at LFC.  

High School  John Hersey High School.

Majoring in Neuroscience

Vivian Juarez (IL Impact 2012-14) - Carthage College (2014-18)

Carthage College

Vivian Juarez, Cathage College

2018: Played and started in 41 games... Notched a team-leading .315 (35-of-111) batting average along with four doubles, one triple and six RBI's... Second on the team with 35 hits and six stolen bases... Registered 55 putouts and a .950 fielding percentage primarily from center field... Tallied a season-high three hits in an 8-6 victory over Bridgewater State (3/5), and a 5-4 loss (8 innings) against Pittsburgh-Greensburg (3/6)... 2018 All-CCIW Second Team. 

2017: Started all 42 games in the outfield... Mustered a .218 batting average (27-of-124) with five doubles and one triple... Led the team with 10 sacrifice hits... Notched 62 putouts and one error on a .985 fielding percentage... Tallied multi-hit games on four occasions. 

2016: Named to the CCIW Spring Academic All-Conference...Started all 40 games in the outfield... Registered a .261 batting average (30-for-115) with four doubles, 14 RBI and three stolen bases... Tallied 66 putouts and a .958 fielding percentage... Opened the season with a 3-for-5 game in an 11-8 loss to Stevenson University, and a 2-for-4 outing in a 3-0 win over D'Youville College on March 18...Named Dianne Mizerka Women's Softball Scholar Athlete

2015: Attended Dominican University (Ill.) her freshman year and played softball…appeared in 25-of-41 games and made six starts…batted .280 in 25 at bats with three stolen bases.

 

High School:  Lake Zurich High School

Major:  Neuroscience

Michell Korf (IL Impact 2010-14) - Rose-Hulman Inst of Technology (2014-18)

Rose Hulman Inst of Tech

Michell Korf, Outfielder/ Pitcher, RH Softball 2014-

Career: Michelle earned second-team all-HCAC honors as a freshman in 2015 and is a two-year member of the Fightin' Engineer softball team...has a career batting average of .292 with 11 doubles and six home runs...her six career home runs ranks seventh in Rose-Hulman history...has 12 career multiple-hit games, including a 4-4 performance with two doubles, one triple and three runs scored against Northwestern (Minn.) in 2016...hit a grand slam against Webster in 2015...as a pitcher, has a 4.33 earned run average and 10 strikeouts in 42 career innings of work.

Michelle was a member of the first ever Illinois Impact team in 2010-11. 

High School  Prospect High School.

Major: Chemical Engineering

Haley Morelli (IL Impact 2010-14) - Univ of Wisconsin Whitewater (2013-17)

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Haley Morelli, UW-Whitewater

2017: Haley led the WIAC Conference and ranked among the nation's top 20 in home runs (12) and runs batted in (48), good for top five all-time marks in one season in program history. A two-time WIAC Position Player of the Week during the season, Morelli ranked second in the league in batting average (.424), slugging percentage (.741) and total bases (103), and was third in on-base percentage (.491) and hits (59). Morelli also garnered WIAC Position Player of the Year, first team All-WIAC and first team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region accolades.

2016: Two-Time WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll (2015, 2016) ...  batted .313 with seven doubles, three home runs, 12 runs scored and 18 runs batted in … added four walks and two sacrifice hits


2015: National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholastic Honor Roll …  Batted .283 (13-46) with eight (8) RBIs, five (5) doubles, five (5) scored runs, and four (4) walks

2014: 9 games played ... 3 hits ... 1 RBI ... 1 walk ... Member of the team took 3rd Place, NCAA Division III Championships...

Haley was a member of the first ever Illinois Impact team in 2010-11. 

High School  Mundelein High School.

Major Social Work

Allison Naujokas (IL Impact 2011-13) - Sauk Valley CC (2013-15), Trinity Intl Univ (2015-16)

Trinity Int'l Univ

Allison Naujokas, Trinity Intl Univ

2016:  Started all 38 games in her first season at Trinity ... finished second on the team with a .381 on-base percentage ... hit by three pitches to reach base in each plate appearance against Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) on Mar. 9 ... reached base safely in seven straight games from Mar. 10-26, with four walks, four base hits, and three hit-by-pitches ... went a combined 3-for-7 with two RBI and two runs scored in the split doubleheader at Trinity Christian on Apr. 9 ... finished 3-for-6 over the doubleheader sweep at Mount Mary (Wisc.), hitting two doubles and posting three RBI and a stolen base... 2013-15 Allison played softball for Sauk Valley Community College

High School... Conant High School


Major: Exercise Science

Natalie Liewehr (IL Impact 2014-15) - Spoon River College (2015-17)

Spoon River College

Natalie Liewehr, Spoon River College

2016-17 Spoon River College 

High School: Zion Benton High School.

 

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