Chart: Metro-area softball players young and talented

  • Updated: May 5, 2014 - 8:36 PM

Young and talented

Five metro-area softball players, all juniors or younger, explain their college choices:

Maddie Houlihan

Benilde-St. Margaret’s, jr., 1B

Minnesota

“I grew up going to Gophers games. I went to a camp and feel in love with the atmosphere and the coaches. I still pinch myself because it’s a real honor.’

Emma Hylen

Roseville, jr., P

Iowa State

“At first, I thought it would be too boring and it’s all corn. But I changed my mind as soon as I drove through campus. I thought it was beautiful and a perfect fit for me.”

Justus Perry

Prior Lake, soph., 1B/3B

Auburn

“When I committed to Arizona St., I got really close to Coach [Clint] Myers and his son Corey [one of his assistants]. I went there because of the coaches. When they moved to Auburn, I went with. They make me a better player.”

Sydney Smith

Maple Grove, jr., P

LSU

“My mom is from down South. The first thing my dad asked when we made my list is what I wanted to do. I said I wanted to play where it’s warm. LSU fit me perfectly.”

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Baltimore - LP: W. Chen 1 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Masterson 7
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: A. Caminero 2
NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: A. Simon 2
Cincinnati - WP: A. DeSclafani 6 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta 1
Cleveland - LP: C. Allen 3 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: D. Robertson 4
Minnesota - LP: K. Gibson 1 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: E. Volquez 7
San Diego - WP: O. Despaigne 14 FINAL
Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa 3
Oakland - WP: D. Otero 6 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker 3
Houston - WP: T. Sipp 7 FINAL
Seattle - LP: D. Farquhar 5
Milwaukee 82 FINAL
Chicago 91
New Orleans 87 FINAL
Golden State 97
NY Rangers 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh 1
St. Louis 0 FINAL
Minnesota 3
Anaheim 5 FINAL(OT)
Winnipeg 4

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