Four SRHS Softball Players To Continue Playing Ball In College

Seminole Ridge softball players (L-R) Grace Rawn, Isabella Martinez, Maya Moro and Hailey Vassalotti. Photo by Candace Navarro

Four seniors on the Seminole Ridge High School girls varsity softball team are as focused on the future as they are on the present.

Grace Rawn, Hailey Vassalotti, Maya Moro and Isabella Martinez, along with their teammates, are looking forward to a winning spring softball season. In addition, the softball careers of these four seniors will continue after high school graduation, now that they have accepted offers to play on the collegiate level.

Rawn will play for the Bulls of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Vassalotti will be headed out west to play for the Broncos of Boise State in Idaho, and Moro and Martinez will continue as teammates for the Montreat College Cavaliers in North Carolina.

Rawn is a four-year starting shortstop for Seminole Ridge. Last season, as a junior, Rawn had seven home runs and scored 25 runs. At USF, she will study communication sciences and disorders.

Vassalotti has been at Seminole Ridge since her sophomore year. She is a three-year starter as the team’s catcher. Last spring, Vassalotti had a .400 batting average. At Boise State, she plans to study kinesiology.

Moro has been enrolled at Seminole Ridge since the beginning of her junior year. She starts at either first base or third base, and she is also one of the team’s relief pitchers. Last spring, Moro had 24 RBIs, which was the second highest in the district. At Montreat, she will study biology with a concentration in pre-nursing.

Martinez is a four-year starter at Seminole Ridge. She plays either third base or as a pitcher. Last spring, Martinez had a .500 on-base percentage. At Montreat, she will study exercise science.

According to Seminole Ridge head softball coach Candace Navarro, those four seniors, plus Brooke Bohn, have transformed the softball program at Seminole Ridge into a very competitive program.

“This senior class consisting of Grace Rawn, Hailey Vassalotti, Maya Moro, Isabella Martinez and Brooke Bohn have changed the trajectory of the Seminole Ridge High School softball program,” Navarro said. “They have created a winning mindset among the team as they continue to lead the underclassman in the development of a championship team. We all appreciate these amazing young women, and we are very excited to see where their hard work leads them.”

Seminole Ridge opened its spring season Tuesday, Feb. 20 with a home game against Jupiter High School. Seminole Ridge won, 12-2.