6.5.12 SOFTBALL: Cavs Add Five to Diamond Crew

Softball, 2012-06-05

Walsh University softball Head Coach Jamie Porter has announced the signing of five players for the 2013 spring season. Donning the maroon and gold next year will be outfielder Anna Anderson, pitcher Marissa Bondoni, third baseman Fallon Gawry, catcher Madilynn Jordan, and pitcher Ashley Starr.

“We are very excited for this recruiting class,” said Coach Porter.” They will be coming in at a great time for Walsh Softball and with their talent they should each provide depth for our program. This is a group of versatile and dedicated girls which will be a great asset to the team.”

Anderson was a two-year letter winner at Wadsworth High School in Ohio for Michael Schmeltzer, Sr. and earned first-team All-Suburban League and second-team All-District honors. She also participated in the Suburban League All Star game. During her sophomore season, her team went 20-6 while she hit .298 with a home run and 11 RBI. During her junior season, her team went 18-12 while Anderson hit .303 with two homers and 12 RBI. She led the team in runs scored with 29, total bases with 49, and home runs. Her defensive fielding average was .974. Anderson also led the county in plate appearances with 109. She was also on the high school honor roll.

Bondoni was a four-year letter winner at Alliance High School in Ohio for Martin Cvelbar. She earned first-team All-Conference honors in 2009, 2010, and 2011, as well as second-team All-District honors in 2010 and 2011. Bondoni also was named Canton Repository Athlete of the Week in 2012 and Alliance Review Athlete of the Week in 2009, 2010, and 2012. She helped lead the Aviators to the 2011 district finals for the first time in school history after hitting for a .319 average. In the circle, she owned a 13-9 record with a 1.49 ERA. During her senior year, she hit .474. Bondoni was 12-11 as a pitcher that season with a 2.07 ERA. During her sophomore season, her ERA was .98 as she went 18-5, and she went 15-5 her freshman year. She has pitched two perfect games and multiple no-hitters during her career.

Gawry was a four-year letter winner at Chardon High School in Ohio for Lynn Rose. She was a first-team All-PAC member. She won the Chardon High School Determination Award and Academic All-Conference Award. Gawry was a two-year team captain for the Hilltoppers and led the team to four-straight sectional championships. Two of those years resulted in district runner-up finishes. During her senior year, Gawry hit .465 with three home runs and 38 RBI. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Topper Club Award winner for outstanding academic achievement, lettered in academics her sophomore year, and was chosen to be a mentor to the upcoming freshmen class.

Jordan played and started at catcher all four years of high school at Southside in Arkansas and at Jackson in Ohio. She was a first-team All-Federal League and All-Ohio member in 2011 and first-team All-7A Division and All-Arkansas member in 2009 and 2010. She hit .381 with 22 RBI as a senior, .442 with a home run as a junior, .366 with two home runs as a sophomore, and .401 as a freshman.  Jordan was an Ohio ICE Catcher in 2011 and Wolfpack in 2012 and was MVP of the Cage Event Queen of Diamonds Worth in 2011 and 2012. She won first-place in the Arkansas State Science Fair, member of the National Junior Honor Society, Presidents Education Award winner, and an honor roll student in 2011 and 2012.

Starr was a four-year letter winner for Angela Penner at Indian Creek High School in Wintersville, Ohio. She was a first-team All-OVAC AAAA and OVAC AAAA Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011, first-team All-Buckeye 8 member in 2010 and 2011, and first-team All-Eastern District in 2010 and 2011. She was second-team All-Ohio in Division II in 2010. She also held a 21 game hit streak. During her junior year, she hit .465 with a home run, 22 RBI, and was 13-6 in the circle with a 2.16 ERA. During her sophomore year, Starr hit .557 with three home runs, 30 RBI, and was 14-7 pitching with a 2.58 ERA. In her freshman year, she hit .390 with a home run, 18 RBI, and went 5-1 in the circle with a 2.32 ERA. She was third in her class, was a four-year member of the Key Club and S.A.D.D., named to the Principal’s List, and Vice President of the National Honors Society.