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The year will mark the first that Carroll College fields a softball team. Coach Aaron Jackson’s hard work on the recruiting trail has yielded a large crop of talented in-state products as well as out-of-state prospects.

Wednesday, Jackson announced six more additions to the incoming class: Megan Gipe, Paige Blake and Delanie Chapman are coming to the hilltop, and will be joined by three current students who excelled during open tryouts this spring: Karlie Snead, Kari Tirrell and Katie Zink.

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The newly created softball program at Carroll College continues to take shape as head softball coach Aaron Jackson announced the signing of four more student athletes Tuesday: Jasyn Mulcahy, Justine Taylor, Kinley Pope and Madison Jones.

“These four student-athletes are going to bring much needed college experience to our program.  Each of them has spent time on successful junior college programs and are ready to step into leadership roles on our team,” Jackson said.

Jasyn Mulcahy, a middle infielder originally of Helena, MT returns to the Queen City after spending two seasons at Williston State College (N. Dak.) where she was voted both All-Conference as well as All-Region. Mulcahy had a sterling .440 batting average along with 10 home runs, while fielding at a .921 clip.

“Jasyn’s development as a player has been tremendous.  She has developed into a solid fielder as well as a great hitter.  We expect her to contribute for our middle infield this season,” Jackson said.

During her prep career at Capital High School, Mulcahy was First Team All-State during both her junior and senior seasons.

“I love Helena, it is a great community and with Carroll now having a softball team it offers me the ability to play the game I love in my home town,” Mulcahy said.

Justine Taylor, originally of Belgrade comes to the hilltop from Dawson Community College (Glendive, Mont.) where she was voted All-Conference in both seasons (2013-14) and All-Region in 2013.  While at Dawson CC, Taylor set the stolen base record as she swiped 59 bags on 60 steal attempts.

“Justine is a truly versatile player who can fill in nearly anywhere on the field.  She is a switch hitter that is adept from both sides of the plate and brings great speed to our team,” Jackson said.

During Taylor’s prep career, she garnered All-State recognition three times and was a finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.

“I wanted to be part of a new program at a college like Carroll that has high academic standards as well,” Taylor said.

Kinley Pope, a third baseman originally of Charlo, MT comes to Helena from Wenatchee Valley College (Wash.) where she excelled for two seasons and helped WVC to two regional titles.  This past season, Pope hit .417 while driving in 39 runs.

“Kinley is a hard nosed corner infielder who is not easily rattled and can really swing the bat.  Her experience in junior college will help us in our plan of building a well-balanced team,” Jackson said.

During her prep career, Pope was a two-time All-State Selection and was named All-League three times at Charlo High School. 

 “As I have already played two years at the college level, I hope to bring some leadership and experience to the team,” Pope said.

Madison Jones originally of Stevensville, MT started 12 games behind the plate last season for the University of Great Falls.  Previously, she spent two years at Wenatchee Valley as a member of two regional title squads.

“Madison is a catcher who has three years of collegiate experience that will be invaluable to our young team.  She will be able to help her teammates adjust to the college game as well as providing a steady presence behind the plate for our pitching staff,” Jackson said.

At Stevensville High School, Jones was a three-time All-Conference Selection and was voted All-State once and acted as a team captain for three seasons.

“I hope to help build a strong foundation for this new program and provide some senior leadership for us in our inaugural year,” Jones 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.


Carroll College head softball coach Aaron Jackson announced the signing of four more in-state student athletes for the upcoming 2014-15 season: Destry McNellis (Helena), Megan Fitzpatrick (Helena), Jaylin Kenney (Polson), and Kaydee Parsons (Great Falls).

“This group of recruits is made up of all in-state products.  They are all excited to be able to stay close to home and play the game they love.  Each possesses a great Montana work ethic and their upsides are immense,” Jackson said.

Destry McNellis, a second baseman from Capital High School, was a captain as a senior and was voted first-team All-State as well as first-team All-Conference during her senior season.

“I am proud to be part of the first ever Carroll Softball Team,” McNellis emphasized.

Megan Fitzpatrick, a teammate of McNellis’s on the Bruins, was a three-year letter winner for Capital and played both catcher and infield. 

“Carroll is a highly decorated school with a great engineering program, I can’t wait to begin a legacy here for our softball program,” Fitzpatrick said. 

Fitzpatrick had a 3.83 GPA at Capital High and plans on studying engineering at Carroll.

“Megan was a great catcher during her senior year, she has tremendous power and with a little fine tuning has the potential to be a great hitter for us,” Jackson said.

Jaylin Kenney, a catcher from Polson was a first-team All-State selection behind the plate as well as garnering first-team All-Conference as a senior (second-team as a junior).  Kenney was a member of back-to-back state championship teams in 2011-12.

Kenney, a 4.0 student served was three times named academic all-state, excelled in golf and basketball in addition to her great work on the diamond.

“I hope to become an integral part of the softball program and set a precedent for future success,” Kenney said.

Kaydee Parsons of C.M. Russell high school was a third baseman on the 2012 AA State Champion Rustlers squad.  She has been an All-State performer and a three-year letter winner in softball as well as basketball.  Parsons, a member of National Honor Society and an Academic All-State player, carried a 3.7 GPA throughout her high school career.

“Kaydee comes to us from a storied program at CMR.  She knows what it takes to win and also knows what type of work it will take to be successful at the college level; I love her competitive spirit,” 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.

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.

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Women's Softball - Frequently Asked Questions

When did Carroll College announce the addition of Women’s Softball?
The new sport was announced on February 4, 2014.

Who will be the coach for Women’s Softball at Carroll College?
Carroll College is currently seeking to fill the position of Head Coach, Women's Softball. Position description and application details can be found here.

When will Women’s Softball have their first season of competition?
Women's Softball will begin competing in the 2014-2015 academic year.

How many student-athletes will be recruited for Women’s Softball?
The roster will recruit minimum of 22 new students (first‐year and transfer) to the college with the addition of students already enrolled at Carroll College. After the inaugural year, the Women's Softball roster will be expected to maintain a roster of 28 student-athletes.

Before the head coach is hired, who can I talk to about Women’s Softball?
Prospective student­‐athletes can contact Coach Maureen (Moe) Boyle, Head Coach, Women's Volleyball (mboyle@carroll.edu or 406.447.4487), with questions about the Women’s Softball program. Coach Boyle will chair the search committee for the new Head Coach for Women’s Softball.

Before (and after) the head coach is hired, who can I talk to about admission to Carroll College?
Prospective students can contact the Admissions Office at Carroll College at 800-­992-3648 or visit online at http://www.carroll.edu/admission. Carroll College is a Common Application institution.

Will scholarship dollars be available for student-­‐athletes who compete in Women’s Softball?
Yes. There are limited number of scholarship dollars available to award to student-athletes for Women’s Softball in addition to the academic merit scholarship dollars offered in a student’s financial aid package.

Will all students on the Women’s Softball roster receive scholarship dollars?
No. All student-­‐athletes on the Women’s Softball roster may be qualified to receive academic merit scholarships. In addition, a limited number of student-athletes on the roster may receive scholarship dollars for Women’s Softball at the discretion of the Head Coach within budget limits.

Where will Women’s Softball practice and play games?
Women’s Softball will practice and play games on a college-regulation size softball diamond on Batch Field - one block north of the PE Center adjacent to Bill Roberts Golf Course.

When will the Women’s Softball schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year be scheduled?
The schedule will be developed after the head coach is hired.