Grace recently finished up her collegiate softball career at University of Oklahoma softball team, where she was a 3-time National Champion and a member of the USA Softball Women’s National Team. She grew up playing tee-ball in Arizona when she was four years old. She loved the sport and continued to play baseball during her family's Air Force moves to Ohio, Virginia and then back to Arizona. She had excellent coaches at all levels who focused more on fundamentals over wins and losses. She also really liked the competitive atmosphere of the baseball world and enjoyed becoming a student of the game.
Grace had the idea of starting a conference hoping to unite college softball players. This became a place for them to come together, learn about God and study His word. This also encouraged them to challenge each other to go back to their teams and have an influence. The conference includes guest speakers, community service projects and worship.
Grace explained why she chose to partner with Resilient SFBL: "I am super excited to partner with Resilient SFBL! I have a passion for defense and even more of a passion for my faith in the Lord. Resilient allowed me to unite both of these passions into my line of gloves. I am looking forward to this partnership and helping female athletes everywhere!”
Tiare Rose Jennings is a dominant player for The University of Oklahoma's softball team. She has had major success on the diamond racking up lots of accolades in the process. After accomplishing her 3rd National Championship with the Sooners in 2023, she has been named NFCA First Team All-American, WCWS All-Tournament Team, USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 10 Finalist, 2023 NFCA All-Central Region First Team, All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 Softball Championship All-Tournament Team.
In recent years she was named 2022 USA Softball Women's National Team (Japan All-Star Series) , 2022 NFCA Unanimous First Team All-American, 2022 WCWS All-Tournament Team, 2022 All-Big 12 First Team, 2022 NFCA All-Central Region First Team and 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team. As a freshman in 2021 she was named to NFCA/Schutt Sports Division I National Freshman of the Year, USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top-10 Finalist, NFCA Unanimous First Team All-American, Big 12 Freshman of the Year, All-Big 12 First Team selection, 2021 Big 12 All-Freshman Team, 2021 NFCA All-Region First Team selection, 2021 Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team honoree, Big 12 All-Tournament Team, NFCA National Player of the Week and Six-time Big 12 Player of the Week.
As she enters her senior season in 2024, she has already solidified her name in NCAA record books. She holds records for WCWS career RBIs (29), Set WCWS records for RBIs (15) and home runs (5), joining teammate Alo in hitting five at the 2022 WCWS. She set a WCWS single-game record for most total bases (11), and NCAA single-season freshman RBI record (92 in 2021) which ranks 10th all-time in NCAA single-season history, and holds the single-season program record of 52 extra-base hits. On top of it all, she holds the single-season program record 25 doubles in 2021, NCAA Regional single-game program-record three doubles, and is tied for program record of single-game home runs (3).
Chenise Delce is a Professional Softball Player playing for the OKC Spark. She was a dominant collegiate pitcher who was a 4-year letter winner. She had a successful freshman and sophomore year where she played for the University of Tulsa and then transferred to the University of Arkansas. Chenise has a long list of accolades including 2022 SEC Pitcher of the Year, First Team All-SEC Tournament MVP, NFCA Second Team All-American.
In high school she was a two-time state champion with a 5A championship as a senior at Carl Albert High School and a 6A title as a sophomore at Choctaw High School ... as a senior she recorded 233 strikeouts in 114 innings and allowed just six earned runs for a 0.36 ERA ... also hit .435 and took home several postseason honors as she was named all-state, all-region, District 5A-1 Pitcher of the Year and first-team Big All-City by The Oklahoman ... during her other championship season as a sophomore, she piled up 257 strikeouts in 202 innings and recorded a 1.17 ERA ... for her efforts, she was named Big All-City Player of the Year, MVP of the state tournament and the District 6A-1 Pitcher of the Year ... also played club ball for the Oklahoma Athletics.
Avery Hobson is a Outfielder for The University of Washington. Avery has had a successful collegiate career and has accomplished many accolades.
She began her collegiate career at Oklahoma State University and has since transferred to Washington where she has appeared in 39 games with 20 starts, and 10-for-11 in stolen bases. Posted a .298 average with 25 runs scored and six RBI's in her Junior season debut as a Huskie.
Avery lettered in both softball and basketball all four years and two years in track at Belton High School Coached by Megan Baker. Earned all-state honors twice, conference champion in 2016, Three-time all-conference, all-district, and all-region selection. Avery was also a three-time all-tournament team selection and played travel ball for the Demarini Aces with teammate Kinsey Fiedler.
Payden Bordeau is a Junior Catcher for NC State. Payden has been a 2 year starter during her collegiate career at Georgia. She will be returning from a redshirt to continue her collegiate career at NC State for the 2024 season.Payden has been a Softball SAAC Representative in '22 and '23. She made 2023 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll and was 2020-21 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll As a sophomore in 2022 she made 20 starts behind the plate in 37 total appearances and threw out seven would-be base stealers.
In her 2021 freshman debut, started 43 games behind the plate as a true freshman, appearing in 47 total games. Recorded nine extra-base hits including five doubles and four home runs. She drove in 13 runs on the season, caught six runners stealing from behind the plate, and was named a member of SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.
Brighton Gilbert is a recent graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where she played shortstop and anchored the UCO infield. She is a true hit-stopper on the field, owning great quickness and a strong arm. She is also a great left-handed slap hitter that was a prime offensive treat for the Bronchos.
Brighton led her Chickasha high school softball team to two state titles and finished with a phenomenal .544 career batting average. Brighton is extremely active in the softball community and provides lessons to young softball players who want to learn and develop their skills. She also coaches a competitive youth travel ball team with the Oklahoma Exclusive organization. Brighton is an amazing mentor to the younger players and loves spending time with them.
Sarah is a junior pitcher and outfielder for the University of Central Florida Knights. She is currently majoring in pre-journalism with a minor in education.
Sarah is a junior pitcher and outfielder for the University of Central Florida Knights and is currently majoring in pre-journalism with a minor in education. Originally from Ontario, California, Sarah was a high school All-American and Press Enterprise’s Pitcher of the Year. She started her collegiate softball career with the University of Washington Huskies, where she was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team in 2021.
Sarah’s parents have encouraged her to be the best version of herself and prosper and succeed every day. She says her parents are her lifeline, and would not be who she is now without them.
Sarah is proud to be an advocate and hero for other young women of color in a national sport. According to Sarah, “No matter what challenges you face, just remember your self-worth.”