All-American Utility Infielder and Switch Hitter with over 50 HR available post-graduation in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

All-American Utility Infielder and Switch Hitter with over 50 HR available post-graduation in 2022

Name: Makea-Al Kaluau

Height: 175cm

Weight: 80kg

DOB: May 23, 1999

Date Available: May 25, 2022

Bats: S

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, 2B, 3B

Positions (alt): SS

College: Lindsey Wilson College; Yavapai College

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Personal

Makea-Al is a switch-hitter who can hit for both power and average from both sides of the plate.  She has had consistently high on-base percentages throughout her career.

 

Defensively, she can play any of the infield positions, so she offers versatility to a club.

 

Makea-Al is a supportive teammate and a leader on and off the field, mostly leading by example but vocally when necessary.  “I’m always willing to put in extra work by myself or with my teammates/coaches. I will take the time to perfect all aspects of my game.”

 

She works out and trains regularly to stay in top condition.  In addition, she has significant experience as a youth coach and would be happy to assist a club’s coaching staff.

 

Career Highlights

  • Two time NAIA All-American

  • Yavapai College (2017-2018)

    • .354 avg, 12 home runs, 14 doubles, 2 triples, 55 RBIs, .692 SLG%

  • Lindsey Wilson College (2018-present)

    • All-time career home run leader

    • 2019 first-team all-conference

    • 2019 second-team all-American

    • 2021 first-team all-American

    • 2021 first-team all-conference

    • 4-time conference Player of the Week

    • +.400 career batting average

    • +1.200 OPS

 

Overseas Goals

Makea-Al wants to continue her playing career while experiencing new environments.  As a native of Hawaii, she grew up around people of multiple cultures.  “I want to be able to continue to travel the world while sharing my knowledge and love of the game.”

 

Articles/Recognitions

NAIA SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICANS ANNOUNCED

RAMIREZ AND KALUAU SWEEP MSC SOFTBALL WEEKLY HONORS

MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

SOFTBALL SECURES 7-2 VICTORY OVER FREED-HARDEMAN IN MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

Sixth-Inning Comeback Helps Softball Sweep Doubleheader Against Shawnee State

 

Videos

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Yavapai College NJCAA - Division I Starting 3B
2019-22 Lindsey Wilson College NAIA - Mid-South Conference 2019: Starting 3B for World Series Team; Second team All-American; First team All-Conference 2021: First team All-American; First team All-Conference 4x Mid-South Conference Player of the Week

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019-21 Assistant Coach AZ Hustlers Youth 10u, 12u, 14u
2021 Assistant Coach AZ Action Youth 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Yavapai 57 158 50 56 14 2 12 55 28 33 6 0 .354 .450 .696
2019 Lindsey Wilson 55 161 38 60 12 0 15 59 17 20 1 0 .373 .443 .727
2020 Lindsey Wilson 13 41 16 17 2 0 8 22 4 1 0 0 .415 .478 1.049
2021 Lindsey Wilson 50 166 38 65 12 0 17 55 18 24 0 1 .392 .461 .771
2022 (In Progress)) Lindsey Wilson 24 84 28 43 11 0 6 32 13 6 4 0 .512 .573 .857

Testimonials

Kelley Moore

Buckeye Union High School Athletic Performance Teacher Arizona Cristian University; Assistant Football Coach

There is no better fit for your organization. "Kea" is the epitome of trust, responsibility, exceptional character, motivated work ethic, moral integrity and an "Aloha" spirit. She will highly enhance your organization's standard of excellence!

David Dews

Lindsey Wilson College Head Softball Coach

Whitney Hawkins

East Mississippi Community College Head Softball Coach

I honestly can't say enough about Makea-Al to make you truly understand what an incredible person and player she is. If you'll notice, I said person first. I have never met someone with such passion and focus on everything she does. Kea puts in the extra reps that every coach preaches about, but very few players actually do. Most athletes need the reassurance that someone sees them putting the work in. There are so many nights that I would run back to the hitting facility and see her there, getting extra cuts, with purpose. She was always the first one to practice, usually getting extra work in before, and always the last to leave. She was making sure everything was put up and done the right way. Makea-Al is one of the most humble and respectful athletes that I have ever coached. Her work ethic is unmatched. Her family has raised her to always stand up for what she believes in and that resonates to her core being.

Now on to her athletic ability. Makea-Al is one of the most naturally gifted athletes I have had the privilege of coaching. She can hit on both sides with a tremendous amount of power. One game, she hit 2 homeruns in the same inning. She hit a 2-run shot (right-handed) and the second time she came up left-handed with bases loaded and hit a grand slam. What player do you know that could hit like that?! She ended that game going 3-3 with 3 homeruns (2 right-handed, 1 left-handed) and a walk. Makea-Al has the quickest hands I've seen. She has a great glove and is always finding new drills to work on every aspect of her game. Her softball IQ is very impressive. I feel like I'm speaking with a colleague every time we have a conversation. There is no doubt in my mind that she will be an incredible asset to whatever club picks her up. Her ability to work with any age, and speak to them with respect, is a quality that is overlooked sometimes, too.

Makea-Al is a humble woman of integrity. She will always push past the limit to be the best and is driven by both passion and discipline. When I am out recruiting, Kea is the athlete I am always looking for.

I truly mean every word of what I wrote. She is incredible. I am so lucky to have coached her, and now consider her a friend.

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), New Zealand Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family

 

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

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Communications at Lindsey Wilson College