The University of Illinois at Springfield head softball coach, Shannon Nicholson
, has announced the signing of Ali Haesele for the 2016-17 season.
– 5'6 – Minier, Ill. (Olympia)
Four year letter winner in softball and
volleyball … Two year letter winner in basketball … 2014 Super 60 Team …
2014 Pantagraph All-Star Game MVP … 2nd
team all-conference freshman year … 3rd
team all-state sophomore year … Unanimous 1st
Team all-conference pitcher … 2nd
team all-state pitcher junior and senior year … PRIOR TO UIS:
two seasons at Illinois Central College … Named to all-region team in
2014-15 … Named to all-tournament team in 2014-15 … Advanced to 2014
NJCAA Division II National Tournament … PERSONAL:
of Douglas and Jennifer Haesele … Majoring in psychology … minoring in
elementary education … chose UIS because they had her intended major and
amazing academic opportunity.
"After watching Ali play for years, I am so happy to have the
opportunity to watch her finish her college career at UIS. Ali is a
competitive player who can play so many positions very well. She has
experience playing in big games as she helped ICC to the National
Tournament in 2015. Ali can not only pitch, but can play every position
on the infield, and she is a strong left handed hitter. She has a fun,
competitive attitude and really knows the game well. Ali will be so
much fun to watch on the field."