George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2018-19 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Softball Recruits

Haley Chaboya

Name: Haley Chaboya

High School: Calaveras High School (San Andreas, California)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): First baseman

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
A four-year varsity starter, she earned all-league honors (Class D-4 Mother Load League) her freshman through junior years; as a junior she recorded a league record for being hit by a pitch (19 times); holds the career league record for being hit by a pitch (42 times and counting); had an error-free season in the field her junior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it has everything I want from a college campus. From it's great physical therapy program and competitive sports programs, with being able to explore and grow in my spiritual belief. The minute I stepped foot on campus I felt like I was home. I've visited many college campuses and none of them made me feel at home like George Fox does. Everyone on campus has a warm and welcoming attitude and wants you to succeed and will help you in any way they can. I am looking forward to becoming a Bruin and playing softball for Coach Jessica Hollen.

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Ashley Davis

Name: Ashley Davis

High School: Tigard High School (Tigard, Oregon)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Recipient of 2017 Pitcher of the Year honors as a junior, when she recorded a 19-7 record, 216 strikeouts and a 2.14 ERA; also hit .449 her junior year, when she was a unanimous first-team all-league (Class 6A Metro League) and honorable mention all-state player; named team’s Most Inspirational Player in 2017; earned second-team all-league honors in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox had everything I was looking for in a college. It provides me with a place where I can grow in my faith and develop real relationships with my peers and future professors. It also allows me to play the sport I love for a great program while allowing me to study the major I want. Along with this, there is a growing Young Life program and many opportunities to travel.

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Claire Fountain

Name: Claire Fountain

High School: Not Available

Sport(s): Softball

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Tanner Higgins

Name: Tanner Higgins

High School: Henley High School (Klamath Falls, Oregon)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Utility

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-conference honors (Class 4A Skyline League) for play in the outfield in 2016 and was a first-team all-conference and third-team all-state infielder in 2017; hit .464 as a junior with nine home runs and 49 RBIs.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it offers my major along with the opportunity to play softball for a strong program with great coaches. The opportunity to study abroad and minor in Spanish along with high job placement after graduation is another reason I chose George Fox. I'm looking forward to playing ball and getting a great education in the state I was raised! Can't wait to be a Bruin!

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Cortney Hunt

Name: Cortney Hunt

High School: Enumclaw High School (Enumclaw, Washington)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Catcher, Utility

Height / Weight: 5’ 7”

High School Highlights:
2017 2nd Team Outfield; 2016 All-Conference First Team Outfield

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because when I first arrived, it just felt like home and everyone was very nice. At George Fox, I feel they really pay attention to you and do everything they can to help you succeed, not only in academics but in athletics as well. For me, it felt like they really worked with the sports and that everyone was very much incorporated into the school, and in supporting each other.

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Katie Ladd

Name: Katie Ladd

High School: Roseburg High School (Roseburg, Oregon)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Outfield

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Made Southwest Conference’s second team in 2017 and its honorable mention list in 2016 (Class 6A); was named her team’s MVP as a senior; hit .354 with a .443 slugging percentage, a .480 on-base percentage and 11 RBIs her junior season

Why I chose George Fox:
It had everything I was looking for athletically and academically.

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Carrie Lillis

Name: Carrie Lillis

High School: Philomath High School (Philomath, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer and softball

Position(s): Forward and midfielder (soccer); left-handed pitcher, first baseman and utility (softball)

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
In soccer, earned Class 4A first-team all-state honors as a forward and was named Oregon West Conference Player of the Year her senior season; earned first-team all-conference recognition in both her junior and senior seasons; was an all-conference player as a freshman (second team) and sophomore (first team); scored 24 goals her junior year and 25 her senior year; in softball, was a first-team all-conference selection her junior and senior years and a second-team choice in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the the coaching, the students, the college, and the dedication the campus has to health and spirit.

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Kailey Newkirk

Name: Kailey Newkirk

High School: Las Plumas High School (Oroville, California)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
Earned Coaches Award her freshman and sophomore years and was chosen her team’s Most Valuable Pitcher as a junior; won Player's Choice Award/Best Teammate her junior season and was the Bryan Zollner Memorial Award recipient that season; hit .367 with a .424 on-base percentage in varsity preseason this season; as a pitcher has struck out 26 in 19 innings pitched this spring while posting a 2.31 earned run average; as a junior, she struck out 103 in 91 innings while posting a 1.71 earned run average

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is a university that suits my athletic and academic needs, and the moment I stepped on campus, I felt at home. There is no question that I will be able to earn a top education, thrive as an athlete, and grow as an individual while attending this university.

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Samantha Oriza

Name: Samantha Oriza

High School: Boulder Creek High School (Anthem, Arizona)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Outfielder and middle infielder

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
No statistics available

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I can play the sport I love, at a competitive level, while pursuing a biochemistry degree in a rigorous science program.

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Isabella Oursler

Name: Isabella Oursler

High School: Elsinore High School

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Catcher and Outfield

High School Highlights:
Offensive MVP; 2nd Team All-League

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the university had everything I wanted, including a great nursing program. Coach Hollen and Bray both made me feel like the university and the George Fox softball program were going to be home for me for four years, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to pursue a higher education while playing softball. I cannot wait to be a Bruin!

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Alyssa Ray

Name: Alyssa Ray

High School: Echo High School (Echo, Oregon)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Helped her team make it to state her freshman and sophomore years (Class 3A); her freshman year was the first year the Echo softball team ever made it to state; team competed in districts and took second place her freshman and sophomore years; earned a varsity letter and was a scholar-athlete all four years of high school; was a team captain her senior year; hit .400 as a junior and posted a 2.1 ERA that spring

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I felt at home. While attending one of the George Fox softball camps, I learned a lot about the campus. The softball players included me and gave me a sense of acceptance, even though I was not yet on their team. Not only were the players amazing, but Coach Hollen seemed to care about me and what I was looking for, not only in a school, but in a softball program as well. I chose George Fox because I feel at home, and I get the privilege to play softball while also focusing on my academics.

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Allisa Yabumoto

Name: Allisa Yabumoto

High School: Lodi High School (Lodi, California)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Catcher, Third Base

Height / Weight: 5’ 9”

High School Highlights:
All-League, Junior Year

Why I chose George Fox:
I really believe that George Fox will allow me to pursue my dream of playing collegiate softball, while obtaining the best education possible. The beautiful campus and friendly environment will enable me to strive to be the best ‘me’ imaginable. I'm so excited to call myself a Bruin!

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.