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Over the next couple of weeks, we will be recognizing the top sophomores from Junior Colleges across the country.
Last season, Chipola-alum pitcher Krystal Goodman was ranked No. 1 and went on to pitch for the University of Alabama who ended up winning the SEC regular season and was the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Division I tournament. Goodman holds a 1.10 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 76.1 innings pitched.
No. 2 ranked Molly Jacobsen finished off a stellar career at Des Moines Area went on to earn a starting spot for Ole Miss. Jacobsen currently holds a 1.97 ERA with 145.1 innings pitched leading the team with 142 strikeouts.
This season we celebrate the sophomore studs who will go on to make a huge impact at the next program.
Sarah Lawton, P | Florida Southwestern (Florida Gulf Coast)
|The 5-foot-7 righty from Waterbury, Conn has amassed a 19-3 record, 1.26 ERA with 195 strikeouts in her two years in Ft. Myers. Lawton is a 2019 1st team all-Suncoast Conference nod for the #2-ranked Bucs.|
Keeley Quillen, IF | Walters State (Carson Newman)
|This power hitting infielder from Gate City, Va has had a monster year for the Senators. With just 7 RBI and a .211 BA in her freshman year, Quillen might be one of the most improved players in the country. Sophomore numbers, .426 batting average/14 home runs/43 RBI.|
Allie Hughen, IF | Palomar
|Two-time all-State infielder/pitcher, Hughen is one of the best overall athletes in the state. She leads the state in ERA (0.73) is 13-1 on the mound and is averaging over 10 Ks a game. Hughen also stars in the middle infield & is hitting a .364 for 5th ranked Palomar.|
Nikki Whitehead, IF | Angelina
|A returning all-Conference performer and academic all-American, Whitehead is fueling 16th ranked Angelina with a .500 BA, team leader in hits and runs while smashing 9 home runs and 50 RBI.|
Kyndell Ethridge, C/IF | Wabash Valley (Purdue Fort Wayne)
|Coming from one of the top JCs in the Midwest, Ethridge was a 1st team all-Region selection in 2018, she is leading the 19th ranked Warriors in RBI and second in HRs while committing just 3 errors in 161 chances.|
Dawn Bodrug, P | Indian River State (Stony Brook)
|The 6-foot-1 Canadian was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year after a breakout season for Indian River. She finished with a 24-8 record, a conference championship and ranked top 3 nationally with 261 strikeouts.|
Jade Miller, OF | Grayson
|The NJCAA Region 5 Player of the Year and Plano, TX native Miller is a lefty-hitting table setter that ended her season hitting a .473 with 18 home runs, 59 RBI and 67 runs scored with 14 stolen bases.|
Tarin Dubler, IF | Seminole State
|The transfer and former all-state player from Asher, OK is helping the Trojans, who just punched their ticket to Utah, to one of their best seasons ever. Hitting a .473, Dubler leads SSC in ABs, runs, hits and doubles and has just one strikeout on the year.|
Brooke Makemson, IF | Tyler
|A versatile athlete for coach Maria Winn and Utah bound Apaches, Makemson transferred in from Louisiana Tech University and has been an instant producer. 61 RBI, 15 doubles and a .412 average help an already potent offense.|
Vicky Gutierrez, IF | Mt. Sac
|Star infielder for Coach Ruby Rojas Mounties, Gutierrez was recently named to the 2019 NFCA Cal JUCO all-American team as well as 1st team all-CCCAA All-State. Mt. Sac is looking to defend their CCCAA Title and continue the longstanding tradition of winning in Southern Cal.|