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Haley Morelli, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2017 NFCA NCAA Division III All-American
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.
Brooke Heraty, Trinity Intl Univ
High School....Grayslake Central High School
Hannah Gentry, Trinity Intl Univ
High School....Oswego High School
Annie Morelli, UW-Whitewater
High School....Mundelein High School
Jon'nah Williams, UW-Whitewater
High School....Lake Forest High School
Kelly Beck, UW-Stout
High School....Warren Township High School
Tiffany Kirk, UW-Superior
High School....McHenry East High School
Breanna Adams, North Central College
High School....Mundelein High School
Nicole Pieper, Univ of St. Thomas
High School....Vernon Hills High School
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
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
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, 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, 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
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
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, 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, 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, Spoon River College
2016-17 Spoon River College
High School: Zion Benton High School.
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