UIS Signs Former Olympia Grad to Softball Team
UIS Signs Former Olympia Grad to Softball Team
Posted on 04/15/2016
This is the image for the news article titled UIS Signs Former Olympia Grad to Softball TeamThe University of Illinois at Springfield head softball coach, Shannon Nicholson, has announced the signing of Ali Haesele for the 2016-17 season.

Ali Haesele – 5'6 – Minier, Ill. (Olympia)
HIGH SCHOOL: 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: Played 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: Daughter 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."

Congratulations Ali!!