US Student-Athletes



The following player profiles are of Softballers who have completed or partway through a US college scholarship. Please note some players profiled are nationalised New Zealanders or have a New Zealand passport.
Name College Years Degree
Ali Manley University of Iowa, Iowa 2003-2006 Bachelor of Science, Sport and Exercise Science
Amy Begg Morgan State University, Baltimore 2015 - 2018 Sociology
Brittany Terrey Indian Hills Community College, Iowa  2018 -  Associates of Arts
Brooke Lockhart Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana 2004-2008 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
Cassie Siataga Midland College, Texas 2015 -  
Charryl Moody Columbia College, Missouri 2015-2017 Kinesology
Courtney Gettins Florida Southwestern State College then University of Alabamba, Alabama 2016- Psychology
Courtney Maihi Colorado Mesa University, Colorado 2012 - Accounting
Danica Ferriso Midland College, Texas 2015 -  
Debbie Mygind Cal State Fullerton, California    
Denva Shaw-Tait Eastern Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 2019 -  
Ellie Cooper Florida State University, Florida 2015 - 2017 Sport Management
Emma Houkamau Eastern Arizona College, Arizona 2015 - 2016  
Erika Avery University of Ave Maria, Florida 2013 - 2014  
Hailey Breakwell Idaho State University, Idaho 2012-2015 Sports Management
Hayley Davis Cal State San Marcos University, California 2012-2014 Biochemistry
Jennifer Feret-Brear Mercyhurst University, Pennsylvania 2004-2007  
Jorja Bell (Loftin) Auburn University, Alabama 2004-2008 Bachelor of Science followed by a Juris Doctor Degree
Kayla Rangiawha South Florida College, Florida 2015 - 2017 Physiotherapy
Kelley Renner University of California, San Diego 2018 -   
Kingsley Avery University of Ave Maria, Florida 2012-2016 Humanities and Liberal Studies
Kyrsta Hoani Tallahase Community College, Florida 2012-2014 Business/Sports Management
Lara Andrews University of Delaware, Delaware 2009-2013 Human Development and family Studies
Leslie King Cal State San Marcos University, California 1981-1985 Physical Education
Loran Parker Eastern Arizona College, Arizona 2015 - 2016 Bachelors of General Studies
Megan Cross Southern Oregon University, Oregon 2003-2006 BSc: Health Promotion & Fitness Management, Minor: Business
Melanie Gettins Iona Community College, New York 2008-2011 Accounting
Mereana Makea South Florida College, Florida 2017 - 2018  
Mikayla Lewin Chipola College, Florida 2018 -  Associates Degree, Major:  Engineering
Mikayla Wirehiko South Florida College, Florida 2015 -  
Nyree White Stanford University, California 2011 - 2016 Psychology, BA
Pallas Potter Florida South Western, Florida 2019 -  
Pania Monk Eastern Arizona College, Arizona 2016 - 2017  
Rita Hokianga Eastern Arizona College, then West Texas A&M, Texas 2012-2015 Bachelors of General Studies
Stefanie Smith California State University Long Beach, California 2005-2012 Comparative World Literature- Classics
Taylor-Paige Stewart University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin 2012-2016 Neurobiology
Te Reo Powhiri Matatuia Nova Southeastern University, Florida 2012 - 2015 Exercise and Sport’s Science. Human Movement and Sport’s Science
Tyneesha Houkamau Midland College, now at Colorado Mesa, Colorado 2015 - 2017  
Venita Hokai Arizona State, Arizona 1981-1985 Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice

Check out Kayla Rangiawha training with Centurion Athletic Performance NZ.
Kayla is currently studying and playing for Florida South Western State College in the US.