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Samantha Derickson 2022

5 ft 11 in
155 lbs
Shortstop, 2nd Base, Right Handed Pitcher, Outfield
Indian River High School
Lady Lightning Gold NOVA 18U

Personal Performance Statistics:

2020 PA Chaos 16u Gold McMenamin – Overhand velocity – 62mph; Bat Exit Speed – 69.2mph; Vertical Jump – 19.5in
2019 PA Chaos 14u Premier – H to 1st – 2.96sec

Achievements and Honors:

2020 – Ranked #250 overall for Class of 2022 by Extra Inning Softball (PA Chaos)
2020 – Ranked #109 for pitchers in Class of 2022 by Extra Inning Softball (PA Chaos)
2020/2019 – Varsity Softball (Indian River HS)
2019 – Ranked #313 overall for Class of 2022 by Extra Inning Softball (PA Chaos)
2019 – PA Chaos 14u Premier – placed 5th in USA ES WFC
2019 – PA Chaos 14u Premier – placed 9th in Colorado IDT
2019 – Academic All-Conference Award (Indian River HS – Varsity Softball 2019; Varsity Field Hockey 2018, 2019)
2019/2018 – Varsity Field Hockey (Indian River HS)
2017 – USA Softball 12U All-American Team
2016 – USA Elite Select Futures “Direct Select”
Principal’s List/High Honor Roll – All marking periods 2016 – present

Message to Coach:

Softball has taught me how to manage my time, how to be resilient, and how to stay optimistic even in defeat. I started playing softball when I was 5 at my local Little League and started playing travel ball when I was 9 years old. In travel ball I played up an age level or two for several years which gave me experience playing at a higher level and drove my motivation to play college softball. I moved to PA Chaos when I was 14 to play at the national level. My goal is to play softball in college at the highest level possible. As a player I am coachable, dedicated, motivated to achieve my goals, and I am always there to cheer for my team and pick someone up when necessary.
As much as I love softball and have a goal to play in college, I realize that my education is what is most important. I have always been a straight A student and commit myself to doing all my school work and getting the best grades possible. Outside of school and softball I work part-time and I like going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and playing field hockey.

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