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 (or currently studying)
Lace Tangianau Angelina College 2021  
Beth Reid Florida Southwestern State 2021 -  Bachelor of General Studies
Veronica Elsis Barton Community College 2021 -   
Briana Henson Western Nebraska Community College 2020 -  Nursing
Denva Shaw-Tait Eastern Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 2019 -  
Marama Makea Lake Land College, Illinois 2019 - 2021 Psychology
Pallas Potter Florida South Western, Florida 2019 -  
Reegan Leppien Eastern Arizona College, Arizona 2019 -  Associate of General Studies Degree
Brittany Terrey Indian Hills Community College, Iowa, then Salt Lake Community College, Utah 2018 -  Associates of Arts
Kelley Renner University of California, San Diego 2018 -   
Mikayla Lewin Chipola College, Florida
Florida Tech, Florida
2018 -  Associates Degree, Major:  Engineering
Mereana Makea South Florida College, Florida 2017 - 2018  
Courtney Gettins Florida Southwestern State College then University of Alabamba, Alabama 2016 - Psychology
Pania Monk Eastern Arizona College, Arizona 2016 - 2017  
Amy Begg Morgan State University, Baltimore 2015 - 2018 Sociology
Cassie Siataga Midland College, Texas 2015 -  
Charryl Moody Columbia College, Missouri 2015-2017 Kinesology
Danica Ferriso Midland College, Texas 2015 -  
Ellie Cooper Florida State University, Florida 2015 - 2017 Sport Management
Emma Houkamau Eastern Arizona College, Arizona 2015 - 2016  
Kayla Rangiawha South Florida College, Florida 2015 - 2017 Physiotherapy
Loran Parker Eastern Arizona College, Arizona 2015 - 2016 Bachelors of General Studies
Mikayla Wirehiko South Florida College, Florida 2015 -  
Tyneesha Houkamau Midland College, now at Colorado Mesa, Colorado 2015 - 2017  
Erika Avery University of Ave Maria, Florida 2013 - 2014  
Courtney Maihi Colorado Mesa University, Colorado 2012 - Accounting
Hailey Breakwell Idaho State University, Idaho 2012-2015 Sports Management
Hayley Davis Cal State San Marcos University, California 2012-2014 Biochemistry
Kingsley Avery University of Ave Maria, Florida 2012-2016 Humanities and Liberal Studies
Kyrsta Hoani Tallahase Community College, Florida 2012-2014 Business/Sports Management
Rita Hokianga Eastern Arizona College, then West Texas A&M, Texas 2012-2015 Bachelors of General Studies
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
Nyree White Stanford University, California 2011 - 2016 Psychology, BA
Lara Andrews University of Delaware, Delaware 2009-2013 Human Development and family Studies
Melanie Gettins Iona Community College, New York 2008-2011 Accounting
Stefanie Smith California State University Long Beach, California 2005-2012 Comparative World Literature- Classics
Brooke Lockhart Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana 2004-2008 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
      Bachelor of Science followed by a Juris Doctor Degree
Jorja Bell (Loftin) Auburn University, Alabama 2004-2008  
Ali Manley University of Iowa, Iowa 2003 - 2006 Bachelor of Science, Sport and Exercise Science
Megan Cross Southern Oregon University, Oregon 2003-2006 BSc: Health Promotion & Fitness Management, Minor: Business
Leslie King Cal State San Marcos University, California 1981-1985 Physical Education
Venita Hokai Arizona State, Arizona 1981-1985 Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice
Debbie Mygind Cal State Fullerton, California    

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