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Micaela Whitney: Hard Throwing NCAA Division I RHP out of Creighton University

Micaela Whitney is a hard throwing RHP out of Omaha, Nebraska. Aside from her 66-68 mph fastball, Micaela also throws a screwball, a changeup, a rise ball, and a curveball. Out of high school, Micaela initially signed a scholarship with NCAA Division I: University of Iowa in the Big 10 Conference. After playing with the Hawkeyes for two years, Micaela transferred back to her hometown team, Creighton University, another Division I program in the Big East Conference. In her very first start with the Bluejays, Micaela threw a no-hitter and never looked back. She had two great season, and finished her senior year off with her best season yet. She led Big East Conference in strikeouts (140) and was among the league leaders for shutouts (4), saves (2), and ERA (2.74) through 125 innings.

After graduating Micaela too her game overseas to the Netherlands in 2017. She believes that playing overseas will also give her valuable experience that would benefit her down the road. She has aspirations of becoming a college softball coach and knows that playing beyond college would help her reach that goal. She wants to be an ambassador of the game and help grow softball around the world while she is experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: July 2, 1994

Birthplace / Current Residence: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA / Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Passports held: United States

Dual Citizenship: No

Height and weight: 5’9″/160 lbs

Bats / Throws: Right/ Right

Primary position(s): Starting pitcher, Relief pitcher / Closer

Secondary position(s): 3rd base, 2nd base, Shortstop, 1st base, Catcher


PERSONAL

Education: Bachelors in Psychology

Hobbies and Interests: Coaching and Umpiring

Post baseball career plans: Coach college softball

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


SOFTBALL BACKGROUND

College Softball:

2013-2014 University of Iowa, NCAA DI (Big 10 Conference)

2015-2016 Creighton University, NCAA DI (Big East Conference)

Overseas Softball:

2017: Terrasvogels Softball, the Netherlands

Accomplishments/Articles:

2016

  • Led the Big East Conference in Strikeouts
  • Ranked among Big East Leaders in saves, shutouts, and ERA
  • One of two Creighton pitchers in the last 23 years to throw multiple no-hitters

Micaela Whitney Learning On and Off the Diamond for Jays

 

2015

  • Led the team in innings pitched with 132 and complete games with 16
  • Threw a no-hitter in her first career start at Creighton University against Pacific
  • Big East Pitcher of the Week on Feb 9 and Feb 23
  • Threw 3 consecutive games without allowing an earned run

Micaela Whitney Throws No-Hitter in First Career Start for Bluejays

 

Coaching Experience:

2014-2016  Varsity Softball Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach at Lewis Central High School

2016 Varsity Softball Pitching Coach at Papillion – La Vista South High School

I also give private pitching lessons to 20 girls ages 10u- High School.


STATISTICS

Year ERA INN H K BB HBP R ER WINS LOSSES SV WHIP
2013 2.89 46 54 29 18 n/a 34 19 4 2 1 1.57
2014 5.39 36.33 47 23 28 n/a 38 28 2 3 1 2.06
2015 3.71 132 138 94 70 n/a 92 70 9 10 0 1.58
2016 2.63 125 109 140 48 n/a 61 47 8 9 2 1.26
Total 3.38 339.33 348 286 164 0 225 164 23 24 4 1.51

 


REFERENCES

Brent Vigness (Coach of Creighton University): brentvigness@creighton.edu

Joe Negrete (Softball Coach in Omaha, Nebraska): +1(402) 208-1046  joeball07@yahoo.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Micaela is looking for a club overseas who is willing to provide flights, accommodations, and a small salary/job to cover living expenses. She is available right away and has no obligation to return home for the remainder of the season.


CONTACT

Email: Micaela.whitney@yahoo.com

Phone: +1-402-515-5097

Facebook: Micaela Whitney


VIDEOS

*Post game interview after no-hitter

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