Softball qualifies Madi Young, All-American NJCAA, in signing class
CONWAY, Arche. – The Central Arkansas team added another impressive talent to their signing class, as they scored Butler Community College infielder Madi Young on Thursday. Derby native Kan. Brings a wealth of diamond hitting ability.
“We are delighted to sign a player of Madi’s caliber, she will bring a lot to this team offensively with her ability to strike for power, as well as her ability to steal goals,” said the head coach. Jenny parsons noted. “She is an exceptional student-athlete, and she has the accolades and the numbers to prove it.”
Young has topped the standings in multiple categories, leading the nation in points scored (111), doubles (34) and goals stolen (58). She was also second nationally in total hits (102), third nationally in percentage on basis (.608) and third in batting average (.554).
For his high-end numbers, Young received a plethora of accolades and recognitions after last season. A member of America’s First All-Star Team, the native of Derby, Kan., Also received the NFCA / NJCAA Golden Shoe Award and was named the Conference’s Second All-Star Team. Recognized for her work in the classroom as well as in the field, she also received the NATYCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year award, a national award covering two-year schools across the country and all three associations; NJCAA, CCCAA and AFACC.
Young joins a class of six other signers as part of Parsons’ first recruiting class as a head coach.
“I want to thank my assistant coaches, Kayla lucas and Chris Watford, for helping to put this class together, “Parsons added.” We are really excited about the direction of this program, and we can’t wait to see what this class can do in purple and gray. ”