Carroll College head softball coach Aaron Jackson announced Thursday, the signings of three incoming freshman student-athletes, Haley Adams, Allison Bayer and Jadeen Sakauye.
The three signings add to first-year coach Jackson’s historic program initiating signing class for the newly formed program.
“This group of student athletes comes to us from across the west. All three have been part of successful teams and have achieved great things individually as well. These student athletes truly understand what we are trying to do in building an intentional culture at Carroll College, ” Jackson said.
Haley Adams of Moscow, Idaho was a four-year starter at Moscow High School and was a 4A Inland Empire League First Team Infielder during her junior and senior seasons.Adams was voted a team captain and both the team’s offensive player of the year and team MVP during her senior season.
“Carroll College is a highly regarded school, it has a renowned nursing program, and the opportunity to be a charter member of Carroll’s softball program was the icing on the cake for me,” Adams said.
Adams competed in cross-country for four seasons and was a state qualifier three times.Additionally, she received the Leadership/Coaches Award at Moscow, while maintaining a 3.8 GPA.
“Haley has a great upside and her best days are ahead of her. Throughout the recruiting process, it was evident that Haley was truly grateful to have an opportunity to be a part of a new program and she is ready to put in the work,” Jackson said.
Allison Bayer a first-baseman from Port of Los Angeles High School in San Pedro, CA received numerous accolades in the South Bay and Southern California.Bayer was voted first-team All-League during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons as well as being named first-team All-City as a senior for division one.Bayer was voted offensive player of the year for Port of Los Angeles during her sophomore and junior seasons.
“I will bring a lot of hard work, trust, and determination. Along with an open mind and a positive attitude to try new things and really work to take in the things I am being taught on and off the field,” Bayer said.
Bayer was on the honor roll all four years of high school (3.53 GPA) and holds the record for most homeruns in a season at Port of Los Angeles (11 as a junior) and accumulated 23 home runs and 118 runs batted in during her career (.409 batting average).
“Allison has experience with a similar process of building a program at her high school. Allison will help solidify our corner position and is a first basemen that has tremendous skill both in the field and at the plate,” Jackson said.
Jadeen Sakauye of Moanalua High School in Waipahu, Hawaii joins the Fighting Saints program and is projected as a versatile infielder/outfielder.
Sakauye, was named Oahu Interscholastic Association East Division second team as a second baseman and honorable mention at shortstop.She was an All-State honorable mention selection at shortstop as well.
“I hope to leave a lasting legacy of being a part of the first Carroll softball team, and to help lead our first team to success, setting the bar high for future classes,” Sakauye said.
Sakauye was a Softball Scholar Athlete at Moanlua High School, earned honor roll designation during all four years and carried a 3.8 GPA throughout her time at Moanlua.
"Jadeen is a student athlete that understands the importance of loyalty, additionally, she is a versatile player that will find time in both the infield and outfield for us," Jackson said.
Carroll College announced the addition of women’s softball and men’s soccer in February and will begin play this upcoming calendar year in each sport.Carroll College Softball will play its first season this upcoming 2014-15 calendar year with home games at Batch Fields in Helena.