SIGNED in Italy 2023. All-American SS, Utility INF, Power Hitter with Speed & College Coaching Experience | Baseball Jobs Overseas

SIGNED in Italy 2023. All-American SS, Utility INF, Power Hitter with Speed & College Coaching Experience

Name: Brooke Makemson

Height: 168cm

Weight: 68kg

DOB: May 6, 1999

Date Available: May 25, 2023

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SS

Positions (alt): 2B, 3B

College: Louisiana Tech University; Tyler Junior College; Lubbock Christian University

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Brooke hits for power and also makes consistent contact, consistently posting very high on-base percentages.  She has mostly hit in the number-three spot in the lineup.

Shortstop has been her primary position, but she can easily slot in at second base and third base, as well.  She also played catcher in high school.  The velocity on her throws across the infield ranges in the low 70s (mph).  She has very good speed, having gone from home plate to first base in as little as 2.8 seconds and from home plate around the bases in as little as 11.4 seconds.

Brooke is a high-energy, vocal leader while also leading by example.  She is the type who works very hard on and off the field.   “ I’m always looking to put in more work, either on my own or with teammates,” she says. “I hold myself to high standards as well as my teammates. I’m not afraid of hard work or pushing myself and others to be better.”

She continues to work out and train on a regular basis to stay in top condition, and she is also serving as an assistant coach at the collegiate level.  She would be interested in helping a team’s coaching staff, should the opportunity arise.


Career Highlights

  • Experience at junior-college and NCAA Division II levels in the U.S.


    • 2022 – NFCA All-America (Third Team)

    • 2021 – NFCA National Player of the Week (Feb. 10)


    • 2022 – NFCA All-Region (First Team)

    • 2021 – NFCA All-South Central Region (First Team)


    • 2022 – All-Lone Star Conference Team (First Team)

    • 2022 – Lone Star Conference Team Golden Glove Selection

    • 2021-22 – Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring)

    • 2021 – All-Lone Star Conference Team (First Team)

    • 2020-21 – Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring)

  • Four-Year Slash Lines

    • .402/474/.750

    • .352/.471/.535

    • .391/.468/.688

    • .347/389/.653

  • 42 percent of hits at NCAA Division II level were for extra bases


Overseas Goals

Brooke wants to continue her playing career and also experience overseas environments: “I want to pursue a professional softball career and see where it takes me. I would like to travel overseas, broaden my knowledge of the game and continue to improve my skills.”



LCU Chaparrals: Taylor Franco and Brooke Makemson claim All-America honors
LCU Chaparrals: NFCA All-Region Team
Lone Star Conference: All-Region Team
Lone Star Conference: 2021 All-Conference Team
LCU Chaparrals: Brooke Makemson, Top Performer
LCU Chaparrals: Brooke Makemson, Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week
Lone Star Conference: Brooke Makemson, Conference Hitter of the Week
NFCA: Brooke Makemson, NFCA D2 Player of the Week 2021



“The Lady Chaps open the game with a 4-run inning, highlighted by Brooke Makemson’s second triple of the day”

“Adios softball!!! Brooke Makemson, against the 25mph wind, hits a solo shot!”

“Brooke Makemson with a two-run home run for her fifth home run of the season”

“Brooke Makemson plates a pair with a two-out two-run single”

“Makemson hit .692 with 4-homeruns and 13 RBI in her 13 at-bats over the 4-game weekend”

“NINER NINER!… LCU with a 9-3 lead after a two-run home run from Brooke Makemson”


Playing Experience

2018 Louisiana Tech University NCAA Division I - Conference USA Appeared in 16 games as a freshman.
2019 Tyler Junior College NJCAA Starting SS, batted 3rd. Second Team All-Conference Region XIV East Zone Infielder.
2020-22 Lubbock Christian University NCAA Division II - Lone Star Conference Starting SS, batted 3rd, team leader. NFCA All-American.

Coaching Experience

Present Instructor Private, Various Ages 6-13 Giving youth softball lessons.
2022-23 Infield Assistant Coach Lubbock Christian University College


College/Amateur Batting

2019 Tyler Junior College 61 164 44 66 16 4 11 67 16 11 9 0 .402 .474 .750
2020 Lubbock Christian University 26 71 15 25 3 2 2 14 12 8 1 0 .352 .471 .535
2021 Lubbock Christian University 46 138 33 54 13 2 8 38 17 13 4 0 .391 .468 .688
2022 Lubbock Christian University 51 170 41 59 14 4 10 44 15 19 5 0 .347 .389 .653

Video Highlights


Daren Hays

Lubbock Christian University head coach

Diane Lewis

Owner of Diane Lewis School of Softball; former coaching instructor

I have known Brooked since she was a small girl starting to play softball. I played college softball in the 1980’s at Cal State Long Beach, and have owned and worked at my indoor softball/baseball facility for over 25 years. Brooke has always been a very talented softball player. She is athletic and strong. She is a dominating shortstop and displays good communication and leadership on the field. She also is an aggressive player that has no problem diving for a ball. As a hitter she has a lot of power and does well under pressure to score runs. Off the field Brooke has a great personality and is very outgoing. Right now she helps coach her college team and, I imagine, she is well respected with the players and coaching staff. She is very organized and serious about her responsibilities. Her heart has always been in softball and her softball career shows her hard work and success. She was regarded one of the best players in D2 softball and could have easily played D1 if she wanted. She achieved many accolades throughout her career and gained the respect of many coaches and ball players she went against. I recommend her without reservation and think it would be great to watch her continue her softball career overseas. If you have any more questions please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

Maria Winn-Ratliff

Trinity Valley Softball head coach

Brooke is a very talented softball player with a high IQ. I got a chance to coach her for one season and the personal growth that she gained over that period of time was tremendous. She is a natural leader and that showed on the field with her work ethic and skillset. She has the ability to play multiple positions, hit for power and is a true 5 tool player. As a coach, you wish you had a whole team of Brookes. She is a game changer.

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro


Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Host Family


Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season


Prior engagements: Family member Wedding in June 2nd


Recent injuries/illnesses: Left ankle grade 3 sprain, complete ligament tear in spring of 2021, had surgery in the summer of 2021.


Traveling with a companion: Short term visit/ emotional support dog


Educational background: Bachelors Degree in Business Management