Coach Newland: Ally’s icing on the cake

GREENVILLE – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the 48 players chosen for the 2015 NFCA High School All-America softball teams.

Four Ohio high school players were named to the prestigious All-American teams including Greenville’s Ally Russell.

Greenville 2015 Lady Wave graduate Ally Russell adds this one final award to a stellar fastpitch softball career having been named Second Team All-American this week by the NFCA.

“This will ice the cake and end one of the greatest high school careers in Greenville sports history… three first team All-Ohio pick and two-time all American,” said Greenville head varsity softball Coach Jerrod Newland.

Russell becomes a two-time All-American and a three-time First Team All-Ohio in a three year career at Greenville High School. Russell, a Darke County Native spent her freshman season playing softball in Oklahoma before returning to Ohio for her final three years of school.

“Good people who work hard get rewarded and that’s exactly what Ally and the Russell family earned,” Newland said. “Just super proud of her and the program!! “

Russell will continue her softball career playing for the Division I Wright State University Lady Raiders fastpitch softball team.

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