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NCAA Division I Power-hitting Utility Pitcher Seeking Club Overseas in 2021

Name: Zoe Hicks

Height: 173cm

Weight: 75kg

DOB: January 28, 1998

Date Available: September 1, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: Utl, 1B, OF, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): Utl, 2B, C, SP, RP

College: Louisiana Tech University

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Personal

Zoe primarily plays first base and the outfield, but she is quite versatile, having also played first base, third base, outfield, and pitcher.  She has also served as a catcher during scrimmages.

As a hitter, she has good power to the gaps and consistently has high on-base percentages.

Zoe says, “I am an outgoing person that brings passion and energy to the diamond.  I love softball and study it closely, so I offer knowledge and a high softball IQ.  I am a vocal leader who also leads by example.”

Career Highlights

  • 2017 – Junior college all-region second team

  • 2018 – NFCA All-America third team

  • 2018 – National Junior College Athletic Association 1st-team All-American

  • 2018 – Conference offensive Player of the Year

  • 2019 – Team was Conference USA regular season and tournament champion

  • 2019 – Team reached the NCAA regional tournament

  • 2021 – Voted to all-tournament team of the Louisiana Tech Invitational

  • Averaged .436 in two junior college seasons

    • Had 135 hits and 38 walks in 102 games

    • Posted OPS figures of .990 and 1.320

    • Struck out just 10 times in 347 plate appearances

  • In second season at NCAA Division I level, batted .344 with a .993 OPS

  • Batted .274 over three seasons in Division I with on-base percentages of .389, .462 and .406

  • Member of Canada’s national team

  • Also pitched

    • In junior college, was 16-5 with a 2.69 ERA and 12 complete games in 22 starts as a sophomore

    • In Division 1, was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA before a season-ending injury

Overseas Goals

Zoe wants to continue playing, and she would be excited about doing that while experiencing new environments and cultures overseas.

 

Articles/Recognitions

 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-18 Iowa Western Community College NJCAA - ICCAC Starting pitcher, 1st baseman, utility, #3 hitter, Offensive POY in Conference, 1st Team NJCAA All-American Utility
2018-2021 Louisiana Tech University NCAA DI - CUSA Starting CF, Utility, #4 Hitter

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Iowa Western 49 143 34 54 13 3 2 35 15 6 8 1 .378 .438 .552
2018 Iowa Western 53 166 66 81 24 1 7 71 23 4 8 1 .488 .549 .771
2019 LA Tech 42 119 22 32 4 1 0 35 23 15 2 1 .269 .389 .319
2020 LA Tech 24 64 9 22 6 0 2 9 12 13 5 1 .344 .462 .531
2021 LA Tech 49 130 24 32 6 1 3 12 30 20 4 1 .246 .406 .377

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2017 Iowa Western 3.00 1 0 32.2 31 36 16 2 26 14 4 1 0 1.44
2018 Iowa Western 2.69 22 12 127.1 102 130 52 16 60 49 16 5 1 1.21

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Ben Greer

Iowa Western Community College, Head Coach

Zoe is THE hardest working player I’ve had in 13 years of collegiate softball coaching. She’s got a great frame and has some natural talent, but she excels because she never stops working. As a sophomore at Iowa Western she hit every single morning before classes on her own in the cage. She hit .370 something as a freshman and was Second Team All-Region, then committed to being the best version of herself as a sophomore and earned First Team All-American honors by hitting .488 and winning 16 games in the circle. It was the biggest jump I’ve ever seen. She’s a self-starter who can will you to win at the plate and in the circle. She throws it pretty firm and has good down stuff when she pitches. As a person, she’s even better. She always takes time to try to help further the game and teach anyone who asks her for help. She came and visited during the winter and I know our current girls were hitting her up to work out with her and she would get up super early to try and show them what the grind for success looks like. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this young woman. She’d be an asset on and off the field to whoever is lucky enough to snag her.

Mark Montgomery

Louisiana Tech University, Head Coach

Zoe is a tremendous player, but what makes her special is her passion to play the game. Most players playing at the DI level are passionate and competitive, but Zoe takes that to another level. Her zeal for the game is unmatched. She is talented but the passion for the game and for her teammates is what makes her special. Zoe may not be the best player on the team but Zoe will help make each team the best that it can be! I would want Zoe Hicks to play for any team that I coach!

Moriah Strother

Louisiana Tech University, Graduate Assistant

Zoe Hicks is truly a student of the game. She is always seeking knowledge and understanding so she can pursue growth and set herself up for success. Having known Zoe for two years now I have seen so much grit. She’s the epitome of hard work. Always the first one to show up and the last one to leave. I can’t tell you how many times she called me up for extra BP and reps. The girl’s heart is on fire for this sport and she radiates that with her play. Her passion is exemplified when she shares her story, learnings, and strategies with her teammates. Zoe gives her trials and successes purpose by always helping the person next to her. She is a selfless leader who wants it for teammates just as bad, if not more than she wants it for herself. Zoe is a great advocate for female athletes and striving to pave a way.

Additional Info

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

 

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

 

Prior engagements: N/A

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Bachelors Degree in Sociology
Associates Degree in Education K-12