Congratulations to those players who achieved their dream to play at the collegiate level and get all or part of their college education paid for by playing the game that they love.The following players either played for Coach Loveless on the Olathe Rockets Gold/Premier Fastpitch Softball Team or were trained by Coach Loveless, Head of Fastpitch Softball Instructions at the Kansas City Sports Club.
2012 Early Signings

Emily Utech Signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at South Dakota State University

Emily Utech
Signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at
South Dakota State University


Emily (M/Tech) Utech
Signs with South Dakota State University (D1)
Member of the Olathe Rockets Gold

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Olathe Rockets Gold Elite
    • High School: Shawnee Mission Northwest – Shawnee, Kansas
    • Positions: SS/2B/3B/OF
    • GPA: 3.50
  • Summer Team Stats:
    • Batting Average: 404
    • Slugging Percentage: 509
    • On Base Percentage: 433
    • Triples: 1st
    • Total Hits: 1st
    • Total Bases: 1st
    • Stolen Bases: 2nd
  • High School Achievements:
    • Career Batting Average: 366
    • Career Average (Runners in Scoring Position): 417
    • Four Year Starter
    • Three Time Sunflower Team Honorable Mention
    • Second Team All Sunflower Team: 2011

Carmella Sportsman Signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at Mississippi Valley State University

Carmella Sportsman
Signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at Mississippi Valley State University


Carmella (Carm) Sportsman
Signs with Mississippi Valley State University (D1)
Member of the Olathe Rockets Gold

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Olathe Rockets Gold Elite
    • High School: Smithville – Smithville, Missouri
    • Positions: C/OF
    • GPA: 3.00
  • High School Stats:
    • Batting Average: 432
    • Slugging Percentage: 601
    • Extra Base Hits: 16
    • RBI: 31
  • High School Achievements:
    • First Team All District
    • First Team All Conference
    • First Team All State
2011 Early Signings
Kelsesy Schifferdecker signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at Ball State University

Kelsey Schifferdecker
Kelsey after pitching for Ball State University
at the Notre Dame Stadium

 


Kelsey Schifferdecker
Signs with Ball State University (D1)
Kelsey is a Student in Coach Loveless’ SAPP Program
(SAPP – Self Adjusting Pitching Process)

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Originals
    • High School: Belton – Belton, Missouri
    • Positions: P
    • GPA: 4.05
  • Summer Team Stats:
    • Tournament Championships: 20
    • National Colorado Fireworks Tournament Champions
    • ASA Gold Northern Nationals: 3rd
    • ASA Gold Nationals: San Diego, California
    • Record: 158-50
    • Shutouts: 49
    • Strikeouts: 1,181
  • High School Stats and Awards:
    • Led Team to First Ever District Championship as a Freshman
    • District Championships: Three
    • Conference Championships: Four
    • Conference Player of the Year: Two Time
    • All Conference Pitcher: Four Time
    • All District Pitcher: Four Time
    • All Region Pitcher: Four Time
    • All State Pitcher: Two Time
    • Kelsey holds several State Records
    • Career Record: 73-16
    • Career Strikeouts: 895
    • Career ERA: 0.55
    • Career Shutouts: 37
    • Career No Hitters: 11
    • Career Perfect Games: 3
  • Links to Additional Stories:

Kelli Halder Signs National Letter of Intent to playe Fastpitch Softball at Highland County Community College

Kelli Halder
signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at
Highland County Community College


Kelli (Kell) Halder
Signs with Highland County Community College
Member of the Olathe Rockets Elite

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Olathe Rockets Elite
    • High School: Olathe South – Olathe, Kansas
    • Positions: 3B/2B
    • GPA: 3.50
  • Summer Team Stats:
    • Batting Average: .316
    • Slugging Percentage: .360
    • On Base Percentage: .421
    • Doubles: Ranked 3rd
  • High School Achievements:
    • 2012 All Sunflower Team: Honorable Mention
    • 2011 All Sunflower Team: Honorable Mention

Jasmine Stewart Signs National Letter of Intent to playe Fastpitch Softball at Highland County Community College

Jasmine Stewart
signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at
Highland County Community College


Jasmine (Jazz) Stewart
Signs with Highland County Community College
Member of the Olathe Rockets Elite

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Olathe Rockets Elite
    • High School: Olathe North – Olathe, Kansas
    • Positions: P
    • GPA: 3.52

Lauren Thimmesch signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at Washburn University

Lauren Thimmesch
signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at
Washburn University


Lauren (Lou) Thimmesch
Signs with Washburn University
Member of the Olathe Rockets Gold Elite

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Olathe Rockets Gold Elite
    • High School: Thomas Aquinas – Overland Park, Kansas
    • Previous College: Iowa State University
    • Positions: P/1st
    • GPA: 3.52
  • Summer Team Stats:
    • Batting Average: .408
    • Slugging Percentage: .600
    • On Base Percentage: .517
    • Hits: 51 – Ranked 1st
    • Doubles: 10 – Ranked 1st
    • Home Runs: 4 – Ranked 1st
    • Total Bases: 75 – Ranked 1st
    • RBI’s: 47 – Ranked 1st
    • Fielding Percentage: .982
  • Pitching Stats:
    • Games Pitched: 29 – Ranked 1st
    • Innings Pitched: 130 – Ranked 1st
    • Games Won: 14 – Ranked 1st
    • Strikes to Ball Ratio: 1.998 – Ranked 1st

Makenzie Rome signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at Johnson County Community College

Makenzie Rome
signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at
Johnson County Community College


Makenzie (Mack) Rome
Signs with Johnson County Community College
Member of the Olathe Rockets Elite

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Olathe Rockets Gold Elite
    • High School: Lansing – Lansing Kansas
    • Positions: OF/P/2nd
    • GPA: 3.70
  • Summer Team Stats:
    • Batting Average: .308
    • Slugging Percentage: .342
    • On Base Percentage: .437
    • RBI’s: 27 – Ranked 3rd
    • Fielding Percentage: .980

Shelby Stewart signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at Johnson County Community College

Shelby Stewart
signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at
Johnson County Community College


Shelby (Stu) Stewart
Signs with Johnson County Community College
Member of the Olathe Rockets Elite

  • General Information:
    • Summer Team: Olathe Rockets Gold Elite
    • Previous University: University of Sioux Falls
    • High School: Holden – Holden, Missouri
    • Positions: SS/2nd/OF
    • GPA: 3.70
  • Summer Team Stats:
    • Batting Average: .321
    • Slugging Percentage: .327
    • On Base Percentage: .460
    • Runs Scored: 38 – Ranked 1st
    • Sacrifice Hits: 14 – Ranked 1st
2010 Early Signings

Amy Pierce Signs National Letter of Intent to play Fastpitch Softball at Drake University

Amy Pierce
Amy in action at Drake University

Amy Pierce
Signs with Drake University (D1)
Amy is a Student in Coach Loveless’ Hitting Program

  • Summer Team:
    • High School: Olathe Northwest – Olathe, Kansas
    • Positions: SS/OF
  • High School:
    • All Sunflower First Team: Three Time
    • Batting Average: .521
  • Collegiate Freshman Year:
    • Batting Average: .307
    • MVC Academics: All Conference Honor Roll
  • Collegiate Sophomore Year:
    • MVC All Conference First Team: Shortstop
    • MVC Academics: All Conference Scholar Athlete
    • MVC Steals Leader: 25 of 28 – Rank 1st
    • Runs Scored: 30 – Rank 1st
    • Hits: 53 – Rank 2nd
    • Doubles: 12 – Rank 2nd
    • Triples: 4 – Rank 1st
    • RBI’s: 25 – Rank 3rd
    • Slugging Percentage: .402

*MVC = Missouri Valley Conference

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