Arizona Softball

Arizona Softball Losing Two More Players to Transfer

When you have six seniors returning, and the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class, causing a logjam of talent, you can expect to see existing players transfer out of a program.

That’s been the case for Arizona before today as three players — Carli CampbellIvy Davis, and Jenna Kean — have already announced that they’ve entered their names in the transfer portal. 

Now, two more players have decided to leave the program and enter the transfer portal in sophomore pitcher-designated hitter Marissa Schuld (who announced her intentions on Instagram) as well as sophomore pitcher Vanessa Foreman, according to Ryan Kelapire of AZ Desert Swarm.

When Schuld came to Arizona, she was the two-time Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year. However, during her freshman year, she saw little playing time in the circle or on the field.

In her sophomore season, Schuld’s playing time increased as Arizona placed her in the designated hitter position. She started 15 games with a batting average of .350 and collected two home runs and six RBIs.

While at Arizona, Foreman saw little playing time her freshman season, starting in only two games. She didn’t see much success posting an ERA of 3.75 while giving up five runs in just 9 1/3 innings of work.

Then, during the shortened 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreman didn’t get an opportunity to see any playing time for a loaded Arizona roster.

In that top-ranked recruiting class, Arizona has two pitchers ranked in the top 30 in Jessie Fontes and local Ironwood Ridge pitcher Devyn Netz. With the return of Alyssa Denham and Mariah Lopez, Arizona will be four deep in the circle.

Here’s an updated roster (note that senior Dejah Mulipola is slated to be with Team USA next summer in the Olympics) including the talented freshman class joining the team next season. Arizona is now down to 22 players on the roster, 10 over the scholarship limit.

Arizona Softball 2021 Roster

Notes: Players without years listed are incoming freshmen. Seniors listed are returning because the NCAA has allowed another year of eligibility due to the 2020 season canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hannah BowenP/INF5-4Jr.Ramona (Calif.)Ramona
Reyna Carranco2B5-6Sr.Oxnard (Calif.)Oxnard
Aris CarrollINF5-9--PhoenixShadow Ridge
Sophia CarrollINF5-9--Phoenix Shadow Ridge
Isabella DaytonOF5-6Fr.Wylie (Texas)Wylie
Alyssa DenhamP6-1Sr.Alvin (Texas)Pearland
Jesse FontesP5-10--Fillmore (Calif.)Adolf Camarillo.
Jessie HarperSS5-6Sr.Stevenson Ranch (Calif.)West Ranch
Alayna HicksINF5-7Fr.MesaRed Mountain
Giulia KoutsoyanopulosUTL5-11--Mission Viejo (Calif..Capistrano Valley
Mariah LopezP5-8Sr.Saugus (Calif.)Saugus
Hannah MartinezOF5-7Jr.Garden Grove (Calif.)Pacifica
Malia Martinez3B5-7Sr.Poway (Calif.)Poway
Janelle MeonoOF5-4 Fr.Hacienda Heights (Calif.)Glenn A. Wilson
Dejah MulipolaC5-8Sr.Garden (Calif.)Pacifica
Devyn NetzP/INF5-9--Sierra Madre (Calif.)Ironwood Ridge
Izzy PachoC/INF5-5So.TucsonIronwood Ridge
Sharlize PalaciosC5-6Fr.Chula Vista (Calif.)Eastlake
Alyssa Palomino-CardozaOF5-10Sr.Mission Viejo (Calif.)Mission Viejo
Jasmine PerezchicaOF5-8--La Quinta (Calif.)Palm Desert
Carlie Scupin1B6-0--TucsonTucson
Allie SkaggsUTL5-8--Louisville (Ky.)Ironwood Ridge

FOLLOW TROY HUTCHISON ON TWITTER! writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.

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