To begin with we would like to welcome back Kimmy Courneya. Kimmy is a 2010 graduate of Bonney Lake High School and is pursuing a career path as a radiology technician with a focus on ultra sound technology. Kimmy played on the 2012 Raider squad and was the 2012 NWAACC Western Region MVP. Kimmy sat out the 2013 season and is back at Pierce College and resuming her softball career. Kimmy is a fast and aggressive player. We expect her to anchor the defense from center field and be somewhere at the top of the batting order. Kimmy played her club ball for Diamond Dusters.
Coach's comment: Kimmy is a super competitive person with extremely high personal expectations. Kimmy is an impact player on offense and defense.
Amanda Allison graduated from Tahoma High School in 2013 with a 3.5 GPA and she is pursuing a degree in communications, with the intent on becoming a sports broadcaster. Amanda was on the varsity team for three years in high school and was a two year starter. She was a second team all-conference performer as a junior and the team captain as a senior. Amanda's high school team finished 4th at state her junior season and 3rd at state her senior year. Amanda was named player of the game for a state playoff contest. She played her club ball for Synergy, Mosquito Squad and Washington Thunder.
Coach's comment: Amanda has shown consistent improvement through the fall. We expect Amanda to improve even more by the time we take the field in the spring and make a significant contribution.
Tricia Bonifacio graduated Cum-lade' in 2011 from Lahainaluna High School in Lahina Maui boasting a 3.8 GPA. Tricia's career goal is nursing. As a junior Tricia was named second team all-conference and received the student spotlight award as well. As a senior she was a first team all-conference performer and named her team's MVP.
Coach's comment: Tricia has family in Puyallup and that's how she ended up at Pierce College. Tricia comes to us as a catcher. However, the truth is Tricia can play anywhere. She is really quick and has a great arm with a quick release.
Julie Davis graduated from Wilson High School in 2013 with a 3.7 GPA. Julie spent 3 years on varsity and was a two year starter. As a junior Julie was voted Most Improved Player. In her senior year Julie received her team's Coaches Award and the Most Valuable Player. Julie received first team all-conference honors as a utility and received the Narrows League Student Athlete Scholar Award. She spent her junior and senior years playing travel ball for Washington Thunder. Julie is a nursing major.
Coach's comment: Julie is an intelligent baserunner with good speed. She has done a great job in the outfield, taking great angles and getting good jumps on balls.
Kelsi Goodwin graduated from Snohomish High School in 2013 with a 3.4 GPA. Kelsi was on varsity for four years and due to injuries she was a two year starter at first base. Kelsi was voted "Most Improved" and "Most Inspirational" during her high school years. She was also selected to the Honorable Mention team as a senior and joined her best friend (and Raider teammate) Lan Nguyen as team captain. She was in the Snohomish Shock organization for six years. Kelsi is an education major and she wants to become an elementary school teacher.
Coach's comments: Kelsi didn't pitch at her high school, but did pitch for Snohomish Shock Gold and will see considerable time as a Raider thrower. Kelsi has picked up some new pitches since joining the Raiders and improved some of the pitches she already had. She is a quick learner and has a good eye for how her pitches are moving.
Molly LaMotte graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2013 with a 3.7 GPA. Molly's career goal is to become a medical interpreter. She has four years of varsity experience and was a four year starter as well. Molly's EHS teams earned three trips to the state tournament. In her senior year Molly was voted first team all-league as an outfielder. She was also named to the Seattle Times all area team and Tacoma News Tribune all area team. Molly played her club ball for the Kent Bulldogs for six years.
Coach's comments: Molly is a very team oriented player with great foot speed. Molly really separates herself from other players at the plate and on the base paths.
Corinne Luke graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 2013 with a 3.0 GPA. Corinne is an education major and her career goal is to become a high school math teacher. Corinne spent four years on varsity and she was a four year starter as well. Corinne was named second team all-conference as a junior and as a senior. She played her travel ball with Washington and was with the organization for four years.
Coach's comment: Corinne is a really good teammate. She's a good athlete and has shown steady improvement in her move to the outfield.
Lan Nguyen graduated from Snohomish Senior High School in 2013 with a 3.5 GPA. Lan is a very good student and is on a pre-nursing academic track. Lan was on varsity for four years and was a three year starter. As a senior Lan was named team captain. Every year at Snohomish High School Lan and her teammates have received the WIAA Distinguished Interscholastic Award for the highest team GPA. She played her travel ball for Snohomish Shock Gold.
Coach's comments: Lan is a versatile player with great wheels, great hustle, and she can play pretty much everywhere. She is primarily getting reps at 3rd and behind the plate. However, she could just as easily be a middle infielder or an outfielder. Lan get's really excited when our practices focus on hitting.
Karlee Rose Perry graduated from King Kekaulike High School, Maui, Hawaii with a 3.5 GPA. She has four years of varsity experience and was a three year starter. Karlee Rose plays pitcher and first base. She was named first team all-conference as a junior and second team all-conference as a senior. Karlee Rose played her club ball for Na Lima Ikaika. She has not declared a major. However, she has an interest in the veterinary assistants program.
Coach's comments: Karlee Rose follows in her big sister, Kierston Perry's footsteps as a Raider pitcher. Maui girls are notoriously quiet and Karlee Rose is no exception. So, listen carefully and you may hear her speak. Karlee comes to us as an accomplished thrower and she has continued to learn new pitches and gained greater command in the circle.
Maddy Smith graduated from Eatonville High School in June of 2013 with a 3.2 GPA. She intends on studying dental hygiene. She spent four years on varsity and is a four year starter. As a freshmen Maddy was selected as a second team all-conference performer as a pitcher. In her sophomore season Maddy was named as a 2nd team outfielder. As a junior she was selected second team all-conference as a utility player and named her team's MVP. In her senior year Maddy was selected first team all-conference as a pitcher. She was also named to the .400 club and scholar athlete of the softball team. In each of her four years on varcity Maddy was named student of the month. She played her travel ball for Diamond Dusters.
Coach's comment: Maddy can play all 9 positions. She has good pop at the plate. Maddy has made steady progress with her pitching this fall and is likely to see considerable action in the circle.
Katie Soran is a 2013 graduate from Caldwell High School, in Caldwell, Idaho. Katie played basketball for three years and was a four year member of the varsity softball team. In both sports she received academic honors every season. Katie was named captain of her high school softball team for her senior year and was named to the all-conference team as an honorable mention performer. Katie played club ball for the Idaho Diamond Bandits and Next Level Softball. She graduated High School with a 3.87 GPA and is a science major at Pierce with a goal of working in the genetics field. Katie is planning on joining the air force after her two years at Pierce.
Coach's comment: Katie has good wheels. She is a versatile player with a good arm. Katie shows great concern for learning the "Raider way."
Brittany Surratt is a resident of Lake Bay and a 2013 graduate of Peninsula High School. Brittany graduated Peninsula with a 3.2 GPA and has not declared a major at this time. Brittany spent 3 years on varsity and all three years as a starter. Her high school teammates voted Brittany the Most Inspirational Player for each of her three years on varsity. Even though Brittany never played club ball, her high school team did make it to state in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Brittany played five games at the state tournament and was selected as the player of the game in three of those five games.
Coach's comments: What Brittany lacks in height, she makes up for in heart and "want to". Brittany has very quick feet and seems to pick things up very quickly.
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