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Women's Softball Bios

#2 Brittany Schotanus
Class: Freshman
Position: Outfield
Height: 5-1
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Wilton Manors
High School: Northeast
Major: Nursing
 
Northeast High School: Played three years of softball for coach LeCory Beavers…Also participated three years of soccer…Helped the Hurricanes reach district finals in 2012 and 2013…During her senior year, Schotanus was selected to Broward County Athletic Association all-star team and named all-county honorable mention by Sun-Sentinel…Soccer achievements include being named to BCAA all-star team in her senior year…Academic accomplishments include being named to the ‘B’ honor roll in her freshman year and graduating with a 3.0 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born October 1, 1994…Daughter of Beth and Marc Schotanus.
#3 Kelsey Tomblin
Class: Sophomore
Position: Outfield
Height: 5-4
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Wilton Manors
High School: Fort Lauderdale
Major: Undecided
 
2013: Started 30 of 34 games played…Batted .277 in 83 at bats with 12 runs, 23 hits, one triple, eight runs batted in, 25 total bases and seven walks to post a .301 slugging percentage and a .333 on-base percentage…Stole six bases in eight attempts…Registered a .863 fielding percentage by handling 40 putouts, making four assists and committing seven errors in 51 defensive chances.
 
Fort Lauderdale High School: Played four years of softball for coaches Kathleen Kennedy and Joe Murillo… Also participated four years of soccer, four years of volleyball and two years of track…Selected all-Broward County honorable mention in her junior year by The Miami Herald…Soccer achievements include helping the Flying L’s win the 2011 district championship and being named all-county honorable mention by The Miami Herald in her senior year…Volleyball achievements include being named all-county honorable mention by The Miami Herald in her junior year…Academic achievements include twice being named student of the month (freshman and sophomore), receiving principal’s award (sophomore), garnering school award for scholar athlete (senior) and graduating in the top 10 percent of her class with a 3.5 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born December 3, 1993...Daughter of Sherre and Jim Tomblin.
#4 Kasey Blue
Class: Freshman
Position: Second base
Height: 5-6
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Perry
High School: Baker County
Major: EMT/Paramedic
 
Baker County High School: Played four years of softball for coach Franklin Griffis…Helped the Wildcats win 2013 district championship…Received team award (Wildcat) for leadership in her senior year…Academic achievements include receiving school scholar athlete award in her freshman year.
 
Personal: Born April 24, 1995…Daughter of Brenda Blue…Nickname is “Scooter”.
#5 Kaitlyn Romaine
Class: Sophomore
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5-5
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Largo
High School: Osceola
Major: Undecided
 
2013: Named second team all-Southern Conference…Appeared in 16 games with 14 starts…Posted a 4.81 earned run average in 88 innings, registering a 4-12 record while yielding 129 hits, 82 runs (47 earned), 17 walks and striking out 47 batters…Recorded a .897 fielding percentage, handling five putouts, making 30 assists and committing four errors in 39 defensive chances…Topped all Seahawks in wins, appearances, starts, complete games (nine) innings and strikeouts.
 
Osceola High School: Played four years of softball for coach Calvin Vanauken…Also participated two years of soccer and one year of cross country…Helped the Warriors win two district championships (2009 and 2012) and one regional championship (2012)…During her senior year, Romaine was named second team all-State by the Florida High School Athletic Association and first team all-Osceola County by St. Petersburg Times…Named second team all-state and all-county in her junior year and all-county honorable mention in her sophomore year…Academic achievements include being selected to honor roll four consecutive years, being named to National Honor Society and graduating with a 3.5 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born December 9, 1993…Daughter of Betty-Lou and Greg Romaine
#6 Michaela Metcalfe
Class: Freshman
Position: Shortstop
Height: 5-3
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Monticello
High School: Aucilla Christian Academy
Major: Undecided
 
Aucilla Christian Academy: Played four years of softball for coach Becky Lauth…Also participated four years of cheerleading and one year of basketball…Helped the Lady Warriors win two district championships (2012, 2013)…Received team honors for Lady Warrior award (sophomore), coaches award and defensive player of the year (senior)…Basketball achievements include helping team win 2013 district championship… Academic accomplishments include graduating with a 3.5 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born June 21, 1994…Daughter of Joanne and Kenny Barker.
#7 Danille Conboy
Class: Freshman
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5-5
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Coconut Creek
High School: Pompano Beach
Major: Criminal Justice
 
Pompano Beach High School: Played four years of softball for coach Sherilynn Wilder…Helped the Golden Tornadoes finish second in the 2012 district tournament…Named most valuable player of the 2013 Broward County Athletic Association All-Star game…Selected all-Broward and Palm Beach County honorable mention by Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post in her senior year.
 
Personal: Born May 9, 1995…Daughter of Dana and David Conboy.
#10 Morgan Gmytruk
Class: Sophomore
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5-3
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Plant City
High School: Plant City
Major: Health Science
 
2013: Named to FCSAA All-Academic team by earning a 3.68 grade point average…Appeared in 14 games with five starts…Posted a 4.81 earned run average in 39 and 1/3 innings, registered an 0-3 record while yielding 58 hits, 24 runs (21 earned), eight walks and striking out nine batters…Recorded a .889 fielding percentage, handling one putout, making seven assists and committing one error in nine defensive chances.
 
Plant City High School: Played three years of softball for coach Heidi Kouveras…Helped the Raiders win the 2011 district championship…Received team award for defensive player of the year during her senior season…Academic achievements include becoming a letter winner in academics, being selected to National Honor Society and graduating in the top 13 percent of her class by posting a 5.6 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born May 16, 1994…Daughter of Kimberly and Kenneth Gmytruk.
#11 Brittany Overstreet
Class: Sophomore
Position: Infielder
Height: 5-5
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Stuart
High School: Martin County
Major: Nursing/nutrition
 
2013: Started 34 of 36 games played…Batted .239 in 92 at bats with eight runs, 22 hits, one double, eight runs batted in, 23 total bases, six walks and one hit-by-pitch to post a .250 slugging percentage and a .293 on-base percentage…Stole one base in three attempts…Registered a .845 fielding percentage by handling 56 putouts, making 64 assists and committing 22 errors in 142 defensive chances.
 
Martin County High School: Played four years of varsity softball for coach Melyssa Braswell…Also participated four years of varsity weightlifting…Twice helped the Tigers reach the district finals (2011, 2012)…Twice received team defensive award (junior and senior).
 
Personal: Born April 7, 1994…Daughter of Anissa and Jim Overstreet.
#13 Monica Palacio
Class: Sophomore
Position: First base
Height: 5-2
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Hometown: Pembroke Pines
High School: Pembroke Pines Charter
Major: Nursing
 
2013: Named second team all-Southern Conference…Started all 36 games played…Batted .394 in 104 at bats with 10 runs, 41 hits, seven doubles, one home run, 22 runs batted in, 51 total bases, 10 walks and one hit-by-pitch to post a .490 slugging percentage and a .452 on-base percentage…Registered a .993 fielding percentage by handling 265 putouts, making eight assists and committing two errors in 275 defensive chances…Topped all Seahawks in batting average, hits, doubles, runs batted in, total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, fielding percentage and putouts.
 
Pembroke Pines Charter High School: Played four years of softball for coach Tom Fadul…Helped the Jaguars win the 2012 state championship…Academic achievements include graduating with a 3.0 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born April 1, 1994…Daughter of Marta and Miguel Palacio.
#16 Miranda Maddox
Class: Freshman
Position: Outfield/second base/third base
Height: 5-5
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Tamarac
High School: J.P. Taravella
Major: EMT/Paramedic
 
J.P. Taravella High School: Played four years of varsity softball for coach Doug Huffman…Helped the Trojans win the 2012 district championship…During her senior year, Maddox was named team captain and selected first team all-Broward County by Sun-Sentinel…Received team awards for silver slugger (junior and senior) and most valuable player (senior).
 
Personal: Born October 14, 1994…Daughter of Wendy and Dave Maddox.
#21 Shelby Gatto
Class: Sophomore
Position: Third base/catcher
Height: 5-3
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Macclenny
High School: Baker County
Major: Athletic Training
 
2013: Started all 36 games played…Batted .250 in 100 at bats with seven runs, 25 hits, three doubles, 11 runs batted in, 28 total bases, 12 walks and four hit-by-pitches to post a .280 slugging percentage and a .347 on-base percentage…Stole three bases in four attempts…Registered a .916 fielding percentage by handling 68 putouts, making 30 assists and committing nine errors in 107 defensive chances…Topped all Seahawks in walks (12), hit-by-pitches (four) and sacrifice flies (two).
 
Baker County High School: Played four years of softball for coach Franklin Griffis…Helped the Wildcats win two district championships (2011, 2012)…Received team award for offensive player of the year (sophomore) and outstanding pitcher (junior)…Academic achievements include graduating with honors, posting a 3.2 grade point average and being a three-time recipient of school award for scholar athlete (2010, 2011, 2012).
 
Personal: Born June 3, 1994…Daughter of Tracie and David Gatto.
#22 Alexis Zackey
Class: Sophomore
Position: Outfield/second base
Height: 5-2
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Sebastian
High School: Sebastian River
Major: Physical Therapy
 
2013: Started 22 of 30 games played…Batted .263 in 57 at bats with eight runs, 15 hits, four runs batted in, 15 total bases and one walk to post a .263 slugging percentage and a .276 on-base percentage…Stole four bases in six attempts…Registered a .843 fielding percentage by handling 21 putouts, making 22 assists and committing eight errors in 51 defensive chances.
 
Sebastian River High School: Played four years of softball for coach Ashley Courtney…Helped the Sharks win three consecutive district championships (2009, 2010, 2011)…Academic achievements include being selected to A/B honor roll all four years and graduating with a 3.3 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born August 17, 1994...Daughter of Dawn and Michael Zackey.
#33 Rebecca Rodriguez
Class: Sophomore
Position: Outfield
Height: 5-5
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Hometown: Coral Springs
High School: Coral Glades
Major: Hospitality Management
 
2014: Named team manager.
 
2013: Started one of five games played…Batted .200 in five at bats with one single to post a .200 slugging percentage and a .200 on-base percentage.
 
Coral Glades High School: Played three years of softball for coach Jeffrey Poole…Helped the Jaguars finish third in the 2010 district tournament.
 
Personal: Born July 1, 1994...Daughter of Maria Mattei and John Rodriguez.
#88 Micah Tew
Class: Sophomore
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5-10
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Hometown: Lehigh Acres
High School: Riverdale
Major: Biology
 
2013: Named to FCSAA All-Academic team by earning a 3.62 grade point average… Appeared in 14 games with eight starts…Posted a 5.13 earned run average in 47 and 1/3 innings, registering a 3-4 record while yielding 77 hits, 58 runs (27 earned), 18 walks and striking out 16 batters…Batted .143 in seven at bats with one single and one walk to post a .143 slugging percentage and a .250 on-base percentage…Recorded a .905 fielding percentage by handling two putouts, making 17 assists and committing two errors in 21 defensive chances.
 
Riverdale High School: Played three years of softball for coach William McChesney…Also participated two years of volleyball...Three-time recipient of team award for scholar athlete (sophomore to senior) and received John C. Garrett award for charitable contributions (senior)…Volleyball achievements include receiving team award for scholar athlete (junior)…Academic accomplishments include receiving two principal’s awards (freshman and sophomore) and two superintendent’s awards (junior and senior), being selected to the Talented Twenty by the Florida Department of Education (senior) and graduating with a 4.99 grade point average.
 
Personal: Born May 13, 1994...Daughter of Michele and Tommy Tew.
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