Starters Softball adds two new Coaches for the 2018-2019 club season!

Welcome to the Team Sydney Dwyer!

Sydney graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, IA in 2014 where she played both softball and basketball. After high school, Sydney attended the University of Minnesota where she majored in Kinesiology and played softball. In her first two years she found playing time at both third base and shortstop. In her junior and senior season she was the first baseman for the Gophers. Sydney holds the school’s single season RBI record with 76 in 2017. In her junior season, she received All-Big Ten second-team, Big Ten All-Tournament team, Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Softball team, NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first-team, and was an NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete. During her four years she was a part of three Big Ten Tournament championships and one regular season Big Ten Championship.

 Gophers vs Northwestern softball game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, April 16, 2017.

Welcome to the Team Chloe Miller!

Former Wisconsin standout Chloe Miller originally was drafted by the Akron Racers in the 2017 National Professional Fastpitch draft but took a year off from the sport. She signed with the Cleveland Comets in April and has played in all 40 games so far in her rookie season. Miller, a native of Bettendorf, Iowa, played in over 200 games at Wisconsin. She recorded a career batting average of .358 with 29 home runs and 176 runs batted in. She also notched a .476 on-base percentage and a .628 slugging percentage. She started all 52 games of her senior season, primarily at catcher but she also can play third base and could fill a utility role with the Comets. As a senior, Miller led the Big Ten in batting average (.426), which also was the best single-season mark in school history, and she led the Badgers in hits (66), runs (53), home runs (11), slugging percentage (.794), on-base percentage (.545) and doubles (18). When aksed why she wanted to stick with the sport Chloe responded with:

“I started when I was eight years old,” Miller said. “I enjoyed it and proved I had talent but always played other sports too. As I got older I realized I had a real passion for it and that passion led me to compete at the highest collegiate level, which ended up bringing me here.”

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Both Sydney and Chloe look forward to pursuing their coaching dreams this summer as they teach the vast knowledge of the game that they love to our Starters girls, be sure to give them a warm welcome when you see them around!