ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University softball head coach Mike Threehouse has announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to attend St. Bonaventure.
Kennedy Haberl, Grace Walker, Olivia Whitecar, Emily Phelan and Brooke Bobbey have all announced their intent to attend St. Bonaventure and play softball for the Bonnies beginning in the fall of 2020.
"We are adding hitting from the left side and speed to the offensive side of the ball," Threehouse said. "Brooke, Grace, Kennedy and Olivia are athletic and will give us valuable options defensively. Emily will be a huge boost to the pitching staff. She can locate the ball and her movement as well as her velocity will be huge in Atlantic 10 play. They all will make an immediate impact on the program."
Kennedy Haberl hails from Elma, N.Y. and is a switch-hitting shortstop for Iroquois High School. Through her junior season, Haberl holds a .474 career batting average and a .532 on-base percentage. Haberl holds the Iroquois school record in career batting average, single season batting average, single season hits, career runs scored, runs scored in a season, career doubles, single season doubles, career stolen bases and single season stolen bases. Haberl was selected as the ECIC 3 Player of the Year. She plans on majoring in health sciences at St. Bonaventure.
Grace Walker comes to St. Bonaventure from Caledonia, N.Y. Walker carries a .425 batting average, 138 runs scored, 131 hits, 64 RBIs and touts a .496 on-base percentage at Caledonia-Mumford. A shortstop, Walker is a three-time selection to the New York All-State Team, a three-time league all-star and a two-time selection to the Section V All-Tournament Team. Walker holds the NYS record for runs scored in a season with 58. Academically, Walker is a member of the National Honor Society and serves the Vice President of the Student Council at Caledonia-Mumford. Walker intends on majoring in childhood studies at Bonaventure.
Olivia Whitecar joins the Bonnies from Strongsville, Ohio. Whitecar plays in the middle infield as well as the outfield for Holy Name High School. Through three seasons in high school, Whitecar boasts a .522 batting average and a .572 on-base percentage, collecting 118 hits and scoring 82 runs. She is a First-Team All-Conference selection as well as the conference Player of the Year. Whitecar plans to be a health science major at St. Bonaventure.
Emily Phelan is a right-handed pitcher for Bishop Kearney High School in Greece, N.Y. Through Phelan's junior season, she holds a 0.76 ERA and has registered 1,421 career strikeouts. Phelan's 1,421 strikeouts currently ranks third all-time in New York State history. Phelan is a two-time MaxPreps Underclassmen All-American, a three-time All-Greater Rochester selection, a three-time Private Parochial League Player of the Year and a three-time team Most Valuable Player. She intends on being an early childhood and elementary education major at St. Bonaventure.
Heading east to St. Bonaventure is Brooke Bobbey from Poland, Ohio. Bobbey is a left-handed hitting centerfielder for Poland Seminary High School. As a junior, Bobbey hit .444 and scored 49 runs in 31 games, helping Poland to a Division II State Final Four appearance. She holds the school record for runs scored in a single season. She was a unanimous First Team All-Northeast 8 selection as a sophomore and junior. She plans on majoring in biology at St. Bonaventure.
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