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Balswick alumni

notable alumni, Current college pitchers, and high school commits

All Time

Notable Balswick Fastpitch Alumni

Anjelica “Jelly” Selden

UCLA, USA Softball

During her career at UCLA, Angelica “Jelly” Selden was a dominant force on the mound, known for her precise control and powerful fastball, helping to lead the Bruins to the 2005 NCAA Women’s College World Series Finals. Selden was a three-time All-American and three-time All-Pac-10 selection, and in 2009, she was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year. Her impressive collegiate career earned her a spot on the United States national softball team, where she won a gold medal at the 2010 World Championships.

Michelle Gascoigne

University of Oklahoma

Gascoigne was a two-time All-American and helped lead the Sooners to a national championship in 2013. After college, Gascoigne went on to play professionally for the Pennsylvania Rebellion of the National Pro Fastpitch league, and is currently the pitching coach at Northwestern University.

Gia Rodoni

Baylor University

Rodoni had a stellar career pitching for Baylor University and closed out her career with her name all through the school’s record book. Her achievements include pitching 5 no-hitters and finished top 10 in Baylor history in appearances, starts, wins, complete games, shutouts, saves, and strikeouts.

Allie Walljasper

Louisiana State University

A former All-American, Walljasper helped LSU reach the NCAA Women’s College World Series three times during her collegiate carrer. In 2021 she joined the Boise State coaching staff, and is currently serving as the Bronco’s pitching coach.

Madilyn “Bubba” Nickles

UCLA, USA Softball, USA Olympics

Madilyn “Bubba” Nickles achieved significant success both on the collegiate and national level. Nickles was named Softball America First Team All-American and received many All-Pac-12 First Team honors. She was a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week and was also named a Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American. Nickles went on to play for both Team USA and the United States Softball Olympic Team.

Cheridan Hawkins

Univ. of Oregon, USA Softball

During her collegiate softball career at Oregon, Hawkins was a three-time All-American and exited the program as the all-time leader in career strikeouts with a total of 1,081, wins with 108, and shutouts with 33. Hawkins went on to play for Team USA, helping to win the silver medal at the World Cup.

Valerie Arioto

Univ. of California, USA Softball

Arioto pitched for the University of California, Berkeley and then went on to become a member of the United States women’s national softball team. Arioto has won numerous medals, including a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games and a silver medal at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.



  • Kasey Aguinaga
    Boise State
  • Amanda Ajari
    U. of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Madi Earnshaw
    U. of San Diego
  • Izzy Epstein
    Chapman College
  • Caroline Evans
    Sacramento State
  • Karina Faasisila
    San Diego State
  • Grace French
    Bradley University
  • Raimy Gamsby
    Rutgers University
  • Lainey Hanahan
    N. Colorado State
  • Madi Heinlin
    U.C. Riverside
  • Kat Jensen
    Dayton University
  • Simi Lauwers
    Chapman College
  • Mayze Menefee
    S. Oregon University
  • Maikyla Nelson
    William Jessup
  • Emma Olson
    Texas A&M- Commerce
  • Elizabeth Phillips
    Azusa Pacific University
  • Charlize Pope
    Lewis & Clark
  • Sarah Reineman
    U.C. Davis
  • Ella Romero
    Santa Clara University
  • Vanessa Strong
    U. of Pacific
  • Ainsley Waddell
    U.C. Santa Barbara
  • Gabby Williams
    U.C. San Diego
  • Brielle Wright
    Princeton University



  • Charlize Cai
    Cornell University
  • Olivia Manchester
    Canisius College
  • Paige McLeod
    Illinois State