BULLHEAD CITY– As soon as a Thunderbird always a Thunderbird.Mohave High School finished senior Jaden McDaniel will continue playing softball for the Thunderbirds, well type of, for at least another 2 years.No, she will not be dressing for
the Green and Gold for her fifth and 6th seasons at Mohave. However, McDaniel will be participating in classes at Mesa Community College, while playing softball for the Thunderbirds who come from the Arizona Community College Sports Conference for the next two seasons. McDaniel earned First-Team Arizona Interscholastic Association All-Grand Canyon and Second-Team AIA All-4A Conference honors following her senior season, which ended during Mohave’s marvelous run into the semifinals of the state playoffs in mid-May. McDaniel has been imagining playing college softball for close
to a years.” I understood I wished to play in college considering that I was 9 years of ages,” McDaniel said.
“I initially realized that it was my dream when I went on a trip with the head coach at U of A and women’s Olympic softball coach Mike Candrea.”It was then I saw how incredible it would be betting a college and doing exactly what I love to do.
I have actually been playing constantly ever since. “McDaniel hit the ground running by making a spot on Mohave’s varsity squad as a freshman.”
Offensively, Jaden right away installed some outstanding numbers her freshman year,”said Mohave head coach
Shannon Patterson, who made the area and conference coach of the year awards this season.” The kid has a great eye and pitch choice. “With some extra and consistent work, she will be a monster in college– and I cannot wait. “McDaniel went 52 of 110 for a. 473 batting
average, with 46 RBI, 45 runs, 16 doubles, and a team-leading 9 crowning achievement during her senior
season.The right-handed hitting clean-up player started her profession as a 2nd baseman prior to moving to shortstop early during her junior campaign.After getting used to her new position, she assisted Mohave advance into the state semifinals with her glove and bat.”Jaden constantly had my support and she had numerous compliments from other coaches about how
she played her position, “Patterson stated.” Most just recently, the Cactus training personnel, in the semifinals.
“Being a resident of Bullhead City, which beings in the desloate Mojave Desert, the former Mohave slugger promoted herself, which helped her earn a scholarship.McDaniel said she earned 75 percent of a full scholarship.Mesa does not cover real estate, McDaniel
said. She will be living in an apartment because Mesa does not use dorm rooms on its campus.McDaniel showed adaptability at Mohave and the four-year university letterman’s ubiquitous skills have actually assisted her further her softball career.”Mohave prepared me for my college career by showing me exactly what it takes to be an excellent colleague and remain calm under pressure,” McDaniel said.McDaniel stated Mesa Neighborhood College head coach Grady Moorhead called her through a recruiting website last summer, and she visited the school in September.Moorhead said the recruiting services reached out to him, which is how he ended up being more acquainted with McDaniel. “I saw that she was an Arizona recruit, which immediately got my attention based upon some of our recruiting constraints,” Moorhead said.
“Being a Department II college in Maricopa County, I can just provide in-state employees scholarships.”The majority of the time when he receives alerts from the services, the recruits are
from out of state, Moorhead said. The Mesa Community College head coach stated he then took a look at McDaniel’s abilities video and at her stats on MaxPreps.” She assembled a respectable high school career,” Moorhead stated.” I understand this year she played well.”Her skills video was something where she showed some athleticism.”I look for players not necessarily by
their position. … “However if they’re athletic and they can swing the bat, I’m kind of leaning more entering that
instructions as far as recruiting. … It looks as though she can be flexible and play multiple positions, so it was interesting.
“I reached out to her and set up simply a standard school check out. “The basic school go to included McDaniel, her mom Amber and her daddy Chris, getting a tour of the
school, the layout of the school, in addition to going over the hire
‘s scholastic course work.”She came in right now,”Moorhead said.”I liked whatever that I ‘d become aware of her. She worked out effectively. “Everything that I saw on her skills video appeared to equate in her little
little bit of an exercise she did after her school tour.”I provided her a scholarship right
away, and I ‘d state one out of nine kids can be found in there … gets a scholarhip offer.”Perhaps near every 10, and she was among those.”He included:” She is someone who I feel like can assist our class can be found in ideal away. She is an athlete who can swing the bat; she can play several positions, which I’m floored about.
“Moorhead said the Thunderbirds were ranked No. 10 nationally last season, which was the greatest Mesa Community College’s softball program has actually been ranked in