Madison Clarke – Four year NCAA I starting pitcher and 2020 Canadian Olympic hopeful
Madison Clarke is a four year starting pitcher for Saint Joesph’s University (NCAA I) who has also represented Canada at the World Cup both on the Junior and Senior National Softball teams. Madison has a good shot at representing her country at the 2020 Summer Olympics as outlined in this recent article from June 2017.
Over the course of her three years at SJU, Madison has compiled a record of 33-22 in 64 starts, throwing 28 complete games including 7 shutouts. Her best era to-date came in her sophomore year in 2016 when she held opponents to a measly 2.26 runs per 9 innings.
She has received numerous recognitions thus far including being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team in 2015 and to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team in 2016.
In 2017 Madison also received 18 at-bats and managed to smack 2 doubles and her first college career home run while batting a very respectable .278. She is also comfortable playing the outfield for any team overseas seeking a two-way player.
Madison describes her pitching abilities as throwing a 60-64 mph fastball complimented by a drop, change, curve and rise.
Madison on her reasons for wanting to take her career overseas after college:
“I think it would be an amazing opportunity to play competitive softball and see the world. Softball has already taken me out of my own country and allowed me to play in the United States for the past couple of years. It would just be amazing to be able to travel more with it.”
Date of birth: 1996-04-26
Birthplace / Current Residence: Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
Passports held: Canada
Height and weight: 5’10” / 175lbs
Bats / Throws: Right/ Right
Primary position(s): Starting pitcher
Secondary position(s): Left field, Right Field
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Major: Sports Marketing
Hobbies and Interests: Enjoys pretty much everything and anything outdoors. Loves nature and enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming and many other outdoorsy activities
Post softball career plans: Hopes to play softball for as long as she can after college
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2014- Present: Saint Joseph’s University, NCAA I (BIO)
2011-2014: Lloydminster Rebels, GPLS, Provincial Championships, National Championships, Canada Cup
2015: Junior Women’s National Softball Team World Cup, Oklahoma
2016: Senior Women’s National Softball Team World Cup, Oklahoma
2017: Canada Summer Games (Team Alberta) Ontario
2017: Ranked 2nd at SJU in complete games (7), innings pitched (102.2), and strikeouts (63)
2017: Hit first career home run against Saint Louis (3/25)
2016: College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team
2016: Ranked second on SJU in innings pitched (102)
2015: Competed for Team Canada at the Junior Women’s World Softball Championship
2015: Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
2015: Selected the A-10 Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness
2015: National Fastpitch Coaches Association Northeast All-Region Second Team
2015: Named A-10 Pitcher of the Week once
2015: Tossed 15 complete games, including three shutouts
2015: Gold medal at U21 Alberta Provincial Championships: bronze Canadian Nationals
2015: Received four game awards at the Canadian Nationals
2015: Youngest player selected to Team Alberta for the U21 Canada Games
2011: Named the 2011 Softball Alberta Female Minor Player of the Year
2011: First Team All-Star for the U16 Canadian Nationals (1.57 ERA)
None but willing to help out as a head or assistant coach for a club’s youth team
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Madison is available to go overseas at the beginning of June 2018. She is open to playing anywhere both in the summer of 2018 and the 2018-2019 winter.