LHP with a 1.78 ERA in College with two seasons experience overseas (Signed 2020 summer)
Name: Rachel Henks
Weight: 145 lbskg
DOB: September 17, 1994
Date Available: May 1st, 2019
Positions: Coach, SP
Positions (alt): Youth Coach, RF, LF
College: Morningside College
Rachel started playing softball at the age of six, and it has afforded her the opportunity to travel across the US and now overseas. Rachel played for two years at Iowa Western Community College (Division I Jr. College) in Council Bluffs, Iowa (USA) and currently holds many collegiate single season records there (team and individual) which include: longest winning streak (24), most pitching wins (37), most single season strike outs (343), complete games (42), innings pitched (314.2), appearances (53). In addition, Rachel was awarded Academic All-Region 2nd Team, and National Jr College All-American (3rd team).
After her Junior College career, she transferred to an NAIA School, Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. Under the great coaching of Jessica Jones-Sitzmann, we took our team to the NAIA World Series top 10 in the country for the first time in school history. While there, Rachel recorded a school record of 34 wins, and record winning percentage, and record team wins of 47 in single season. Also, was named NAIA All-American (2nd Team).
Currently, Rachel plays internationally with the Mt. Albert Ramblers in Auckland, New Zealand as a pitcher and hitter, and am coaching high school and primary students. The softball club provides a place to live and a currently has a car to use while in New Zealand. She hopes to continue to play international softball and would like to be afforded similar accommodations if possible. The club also arranged and paid for her round trip flight from the United States to New Zealand.
–Pitches: Curve, Screw, Change, Rise.
–Fastest pitch: 60mph
–Slowest pitch (change up): 40mph
-solid contact hitter, gets on base
**Can play outfield when I am not pitching.
|2017||Student Assistant||Morningside College||Great Plains Athletic Conference||Assisted coaches at practices|
|2018||Coach||KiwiSport||Auckland Softball Association||Teach youth about the game of softball|
|2018||Head Coach||St Mary's College||Auckland Softball Association||Run practices and coach games|
|2018-19||Coach||Mt Albert Ramblers 12U||Aucklan Softball Association||Run practices and coach games|
|2019||Assistant coach||Beeball team||Youth||Run practices and coach games|