|Club||Kurt Raguse||Pride of the Midwest||Brookfield||WI|
|High School||Jack Miller|
|Primary Position||Starting Pitcher|
|Secondary Positions||2B, SS|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
2013 Wisconsin Class 'A' State MVP
My 2014-15 Greenfield HS stats can be found on WISSPORTS.NET (my freshman year stats were not on the site and came from his end of season doc).
My name is Bella Matthias and I attend Greenfield High School in Greenfield, WI. I will graduate with the Class of 2016 and look forward to attending a college to further my education and fulfill my dream of playing collegiate softball.
I am a highly competitive student athlete and have played team sports almost my entire life but my true passion is playing the game of softball. I work very hard both on and off the field.
In the classroom, I take great pride in bringing home good grades and have consistently received recognition for High Honors.
I started playing softball when I was 6 years old and began taking pitching lessons at the age of 9 and since then I have continued to work on improving my game all year round. My primary position is pitcher but I have played every other position except catcher. I swing a very consistent bat and my coaches often make comments about my good form when they see me hit. I have excellent speed on the bases and always looking to get the extra base when possible.
Overall I just love being part of a team and spending time practicing and/or playing in tournaments together. I consider myself a team player and I am willing to do whatever it takes to help our team win.
I feel this 110% commitment and work ethic has helped me develop into the player I am today.
I started as a freshman on my HS Varsity softball team and went on to help our team win the WIAA Division 1 regional championship game.
So far in my sophomore year (2014) I have been the starting pitcher in virtually every game and put up numbers that rank me in the top five all-time records for our school.
As of 5/18/14, I am currently 2nd in the state of Wisconsin for strikeouts with 250 (school record) and have walked 21. I also am tied for 4th in the state for wins with 14.
Besides playing softball, the past two years I played libero on the HS JV volleyball team and hope to make the Varsity team in 2015.
The game of softball has been a huge part of my life and none of it would have been possible all of these years without the support of my parents.
When I am not participating in sports, I enjoy going camping with my family, fishing, bicycling, swimming, listening to music and going out to the movies.
My ultimate personal goal would be to attend a college that allows me to pursue an Elementary Education Major and help represent the school by playing softball.
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