Haleigh Ross Signs NLI with Memphis Softball
Nov. 21, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis head softball coach Natalie Poole announced Wednesday that catcher/first baseman Haleigh Ross from Naples, Fla., signed her national letter of intent to join the Tigers in 2013-14.
"Haleigh's got a great arm," Poole said. "She handles herself well behind the plate. Offensively, she's very strong. She definitely has the ability to hit the long ball and will add some power to our lineup."
A senior at Barron Collier High School, Ross has lettered three years under coach Tom Resop. In 2012, she averaged .340 at the plate with a slugging percentage of .536 and a .486 on base percentage, helping the team to a 21-7 record and a district title. Last year, Ross was named an all-area selection for her efforts.
Throughout her years playing softball, Ross has played on seven club teams (Arkansas Phenix Gold, Florida Premier, Mizuno Edge, Florida Prospects, Tropic Wave and the Sun Devils), winning multiple championships with each squad.
Ross is the daughter of Mathew Ross and Kimberly Bell. Her father is the head baseball coach at St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples, while her brother, Tyler, is a junior catcher at LSU. She has two other brothers who are also catchers.
While at Barron Collier, Ross has been involved in the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Red Cross and the Marine Science Club. She has been a member of the honor roll every year in high school and holds a GPA over 4.0. Ross has also lettered two years in volleyball as an outside hitter.
Ross is the fifth announced signee in the 2013-14 class.
OF - Lindsay Crowdus (Houma Christian School - Houma, La.)