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Special report on the Florida Gators softball team

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Gators softball program, under the direction of four-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year Tim Walton, signed four future Gators – Katie ChronisterJaimie Hoover,Jordan Roberts and Jacquelyn Switzer – to National Letters of Intent during the fall signing period.

 

Arriving on campus for the 2016-17 school year, the four-player class will look to immediately contribute to a Gator squad that captured its second-straight national championship in 2015.

 

“We are really excited about this year’s signing class and what these student-athletes will contribute to the future of the Florida softball program,” Walton said. “These four young ladies bring a tremendous amount of athleticism and experience at a high level with their game. This group will compete right away for starting positions and give us a ton of options at many positions for years to come.”

 

Below is a glimpse at each of Florida’s four signees:

 

KATIE CHRONISTER

Alachua, Fla.

Gainesville High School

L/L | LHP/1B

Travel Team: Santa Fe Inferno

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Gainesville High School
  • Plays travel ball with the Santa Fe Inferno, coached by Shelby Hill
  • Finished ninth (2013-14) and fifth (2014-15) at the ASA Nationals over the past two years with the Santa Fe Inferno Hill
  • 2015 Class 6A Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-State in Class 6A
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Area performer (2014, 2015)
  • Led GHS to its first-ever FHSAA State Tournament appearance in Class 6A
  • Two-Time Citizenship Award Winner (2014, 2015)
  • Was GHS’s Junior Class President during the 2014-15 school year
  • Currently serves as Gainesville’s Student Body Secretary

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JAIMIE HOOVER

Suwanee, Ga.

Collins Hill High School

R/R | INF

Travel Team: Georgia Elite

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Collins Hill High School
  • Plays travel ball with Georgia Elite Gold, coached by Australia Hoover
  • Was a member of the 2014 Triple Crown Nationals 16U Champions
  • Helped lead Georgia Elite to two top-10 finishes at PGF Nationals (2012-13) and two top-20 finishes (2014-15)
  • Led Collins Hill to the 2013 GHSA Class 6A State Championship
  • 2015 Gwinnett Diamond Club High School Player of the Year
  • 2015 Gwinnett Daily Post Super Six Award Winner
  • Three-time All-Region, All-County and All State first-team selection (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Has set Collins Hill career homerun record
  • In addition to softball, Hoover played on CHHS’s basketball team during her freshman year and senior year
  • Member of the National Honor Society

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

JORDAN ROBERTS

Live Oak, Fla.

Suwannee High School

R/R | C

Travel Team: Team Mizuno Florida

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Suwannee High School
  • Plays travel ball with Team Mizuno Florida, coached by Mike Morgan
  • Assisted the Gold Coast Hurricanes to a ninth-place finish at the PGF Nationals and a bronze medal at the Colorado Fireworks Tournament in 2014
  • Three-time Gainesville Sun First-Team All-Area (2013-15)
  • Currently holds the SHS home run record
  • Named Suwannee’s freshman (2013) and sophomore (2014) Offensive Player of the Year, and was her team’s MVP last season (2015)
  • In 2013, Roberts led the Bulldogs to the FHSAA 5A Final Four
  • In addition to softball, Roberts has played volleyball, weightlifted, ran cross country and was a member of the swim team
  • As a weightlifter, she qualified for the state meet during her freshman and sophomore years

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

JACQUELYN SWITZER

Grayson, Ga.

Archer High School

R/R | OF

Travel Team: Birmingham Thunder Bolts

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Archer High School
  • Plays travel ball with the Birmingham Thunder Bolts, coached by Richard Shea
  • Led Archer to a GHSA 2015 Regional Championship
  • Earned a state championship in 2012 and was a second-team all-state performer on that squad
  • Named AHS’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2013
  • In addition to softball, Switzer, was a member of the track team and earned all-county honors in 2012 and 2013 and she played on the AHS’s basketball team during her freshman and sophomore years
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Special report on the Florida Gators softball team

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Gators softball program, under the direction of four-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year Tim Walton, signed four future Gators – Katie ChronisterJaimie Hoover,Jordan Roberts and Jacquelyn Switzer – to National Letters of Intent during the fall signing period.

 

Arriving on campus for the 2016-17 school year, the four-player class will look to immediately contribute to a Gator squad that captured its second-straight national championship in 2015.

 

“We are really excited about this year’s signing class and what these student-athletes will contribute to the future of the Florida softball program,” Walton said. “These four young ladies bring a tremendous amount of athleticism and experience at a high level with their game. This group will compete right away for starting positions and give us a ton of options at many positions for years to come.”

 

Below is a glimpse at each of Florida’s four signees:

 

KATIE CHRONISTER

Alachua, Fla.

Gainesville High School

L/L | LHP/1B

Travel Team: Santa Fe Inferno

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Gainesville High School
  • Plays travel ball with the Santa Fe Inferno, coached by Shelby Hill
  • Finished ninth (2013-14) and fifth (2014-15) at the ASA Nationals over the past two years with the Santa Fe Inferno Hill
  • 2015 Class 6A Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-State in Class 6A
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Area performer (2014, 2015)
  • Led GHS to its first-ever FHSAA State Tournament appearance in Class 6A
  • Two-Time Citizenship Award Winner (2014, 2015)
  • Was GHS’s Junior Class President during the 2014-15 school year
  • Currently serves as Gainesville’s Student Body Secretary

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

JAIMIE HOOVER

Suwanee, Ga.

Collins Hill High School

R/R | INF

Travel Team: Georgia Elite

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Collins Hill High School
  • Plays travel ball with Georgia Elite Gold, coached by Australia Hoover
  • Was a member of the 2014 Triple Crown Nationals 16U Champions
  • Helped lead Georgia Elite to two top-10 finishes at PGF Nationals (2012-13) and two top-20 finishes (2014-15)
  • Led Collins Hill to the 2013 GHSA Class 6A State Championship
  • 2015 Gwinnett Diamond Club High School Player of the Year
  • 2015 Gwinnett Daily Post Super Six Award Winner
  • Three-time All-Region, All-County and All State first-team selection (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Has set Collins Hill career homerun record
  • In addition to softball, Hoover played on CHHS’s basketball team during her freshman year and senior year
  • Member of the National Honor Society

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

JORDAN ROBERTS

Live Oak, Fla.

Suwannee High School

R/R | C

Travel Team: Team Mizuno Florida

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Suwannee High School
  • Plays travel ball with Team Mizuno Florida, coached by Mike Morgan
  • Assisted the Gold Coast Hurricanes to a ninth-place finish at the PGF Nationals and a bronze medal at the Colorado Fireworks Tournament in 2014
  • Three-time Gainesville Sun First-Team All-Area (2013-15)
  • Currently holds the SHS home run record
  • Named Suwannee’s freshman (2013) and sophomore (2014) Offensive Player of the Year, and was her team’s MVP last season (2015)
  • In 2013, Roberts led the Bulldogs to the FHSAA 5A Final Four
  • In addition to softball, Roberts has played volleyball, weightlifted, ran cross country and was a member of the swim team
  • As a weightlifter, she qualified for the state meet during her freshman and sophomore years

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

JACQUELYN SWITZER

Grayson, Ga.

Archer High School

R/R | OF

Travel Team: Birmingham Thunder Bolts

 

  • A 2016 graduate of Archer High School
  • Plays travel ball with the Birmingham Thunder Bolts, coached by Richard Shea
  • Led Archer to a GHSA 2015 Regional Championship
  • Earned a state championship in 2012 and was a second-team all-state performer on that squad
  • Named AHS’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2013
  • In addition to softball, Switzer, was a member of the track team and earned all-county honors in 2012 and 2013 and she played on the AHS’s basketball team during her freshman and sophomore years
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