2019-2020 Cardinal Softball Profiles


Jessica Allen

#14 Jessica Allen

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
High School:  Union High School
Position:  Outfield
Height:  5’4’’
Major:  Engineering
Parents Names: Jim and Denise Allen
Favorite Song: A Thousand Bad Times- Post Malone
Favorite Movie: The Sandlot
Favorite quote: “All it takes is all you got”
Favorite Actor/Actress: Tom Hanks
HS Honors: All State Honorable Mention
Most memorable moment in softball career: Going to the state tournament 3 out of 4 times in high school.
Favorite softball player of all time: Kelsey Arnold

Adron Durman

#9 Adron Durman

Hometown: Seneca, MO
High School: Seneca High School
Position: Outfield
Height:  5’2
Major:  Nursing
Parents Names:
Favorite Song: Ferris Wheel- Torey Lanez
Favorite Movie: 42
Favorite quote: “I already know what giving up feels like, I want to see what happens if I don’t”
Favorite Actor/Actress: Adam Sandler
HS Honors: 1st Team All Academic, 2nd Team All Conference, 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All Region
Most memorable moment in softball career: Robbing a home run on my senior night to win the game.
Favorite softball player of all time: Sis Bates

Madison England

#10 Madison England

Hometown: Sharon, KS
High School:  Medicine Lodge High School
Position:  Outfield
Height:  5’5’’
Major:  Exercise Science
Parents Names: Jefferson and Tonya England
Favorite Song: It all comes out in the wash
Favorite Movie: Christmas Vacation
Favorite quote: “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead. Even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.” Peter 1:6
Favorite Actor/Actress: John Wayne
HS Honors: All league- 2 years, 1st team- 2 years
Most memorable moment in softball career: Hitting in the winning run for regionals.
Favorite softball player of all time: Cori Kennedy

Nahil Fontanez

#24 Nahil Fontanez

Hometown: Columbus, KS
High School: Columbus Unified High School
Position: 1st & 3rd base
Height: 5’7”
Major: Social Science Psychology
Parents Names: Raul & Jocabeth Fontanez
Favorite Song: Press by Cardi B
Favorite Movie: Bring It On
Favorite Quote: “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you” Unknown
Favorite Actor/Actress: Taraji P. Henson
HS Honors: Junior Year: 1st team all-conference, honorable mention all-state. Senior Year: 2nd team all-conference, honorable mention all-state
Most memorable moment in softball career: My first year playing softball and hitting my first out of the park homerun.
Favorite softball player of all time: Cat Osterman

Victoria Gonzales

#5 Victoria Gonzales

Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
High School: South Grand Prairie High School
Position: Pitcher
Height:  5’5
Major:  Health Science
Parents Names: Raymond Gonzales Sr. and Elizabeth Castillo
Favorite Song: But I’m Bulletproof- Young Dolph
Favorite Movie: Stepbrothers
Favorite Quote: “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”
Favorite Actor/Actress: Daniel Radcliffe
HS Honors: 1st Team all District – Pitcher, Academic all District
Most memorable moment in softball career: Pitching a perfect game.
Favorite softball player of all time:  Cat Osterman

Julia Hawkins

#8 Julia Hawkins

Hometown: Eufaula, OK
High School:  Eufaula High School
Position: Infield
Height:  5’5’’
Major:  Psychology
Parents Names: Larry and Ruthie Hawkins
Favorite Song: Cover Me Up
Favorite quote: “We will be victorious because Jesus is victorious. And victorious people were never meant to settle for normal.”
HS Honors: ’15-’17 All Conference Fast pitch, ’17 All Region Fast pitch, ’18 All Conference Slow pitch, ’18 All Region Slow pitch, ’18 All State
Most memorable moment in softball career: My first collegiate home run being a grad slam against a pitcher I could not hit against in high school.
Favorite softball player of all time: Keilani Ricketts

Jaylen Hayward

#1 Jaylen Hayward

Hometown: Fairview, MO
High School: East Newton High School
Position: Middle Infield/Outfield
Height:  5’4
Major:  Business
Parents Names: Stan and Penny Hayward
Favorite Song: Butterfly Kisses
Favorite Movie: 5 Feet Apart
Favorite Quote: “God is within her, she will not fail”- Psalms 46:5
Favorite Actor/Actress: Cole Sprouse
HS Honors: 3x District Honors, Top Ten, 4x Conference Honors, 2 time All State Track, 4x All Academic Honors, State Champ
Most memorable moment in softball career: Robbing a home run in 2019 season against Fort Scott
Favorite softball player of all time: Raven Chauanne

Morghan Holland

#22 Morghan Holland

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
High School: Blue Springs High School
Position: 1st and 3rd
Height: 5’9
Major: Pre-Med
Parents Names: Khalilah and Corrie Holland, Kimberly Conelly
Favorite Movie: Hitch
Favorite Quote: “Let all that you do be done in love”
Favorite Actor/Actress: Will Smith
HS Honors: All District, All Conference, 2x Defensive MVP
Most memorable moment in softball career: Hitting a walk off home run against KCK
Favorite softball player of all time: Lauren Chamberlain

Audrey Miller

#20 Audrey Miller

Hometown: Tonganoxie, KS
High School:  Tonganoxie High School
Position:  Catcher
Height:  5’4’’
Major:  Business
Parents Names: Steve and Jennie Miller
Favorite Song: Homecoming Queen
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
HS Honors: 1st Team All Area, 1st Team All League
Most memorable moment in softball career: Hitting three home runs against Fort Scott.
Favorite softball player of all time: Lauren Chamberlain

Chaise Miller

#19 Chaise Miller

Hometown: Lansing, KS
High School:  Lansing High School
Position:  Catcher
Height:  5’7’’
Major: Radiology
Parents Names: Billy and Shelly Sonneveldt
Favorite Song: Trampoline
Favorite Movie: A League of their Own
Favorite quote: “She believed she could so she did.”
Favorite Actor/Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Most memorable moment in softball career: Throwing out my first baserunner.
Favorite softball player of all time: Jenny Finch

Natalie Oxendine

#6 Natalie Oxendine

Hometown: Stark City, MO
High School:  East Newton High school
Position:  Outfield
Height:  5’3’’
Major:  Radiography
Parents Names: Neil and Lori Oxendine
Favorite Song: I wanna dance with somebody- Whitney Houston
Favorite Movie: 10 things I hate about you
Favorite Quote: “But as for you, be strong and do not give up. For your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7
Favorite Actor/Actress: Cole Sprouse
HS Honors: 2nd Team All Conference (Pitcher), 4 time All Academic 1st Team pitcher, 1st Team All Class District pitcher
Most memorable moment in softball career: Making a diving catch in the outfield to keep the tying run from scoring.
Favorite softball player of all time: Jenny Finch

Riley Payne

#3 Riley Payne

Hometown: Ripley, OK
High School:  Ripley High School
Position:  Pitcher
Height:  5’3’’
Major: General Studies
Parents Names: Daryl and Poppy Payne
Favorite Song: I Can Only Imagine- Mercy Me
Favorite Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody
Favorite Quote: “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Isaiah 43:2
Favorite Actor/Actress: Mark Wahlberg
HS Honors: ’16 All Conference pitcher, ’18 All District pitcher, ’18 All region pitcher, ’18 All State pitcher, ’18 Class A State Runner-up
Most memorable moment in softball career: When my high school team advanced to state for the first time in 14 years and we dog piled on our home field.
Favorite softball player of all time: Jenny Finch

Erika Reed

#4 Erika Reed

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
High School:  Union High school
Position:  Infield
Height: 5’3’’
Major: Accounting
Parents Names: Misty Reed
HS Honors: All-State Honorable Mention
Most memorable moment in softball career: Going to the state tournament in high school.
Favorite softball player of all time: Jenny Finch

Morgan Schilling

#16 Morgan Schilling

Hometown: Wagoner, Oklahoma
High School: Wagoner High School
Position: Infield
Height: 5’3
Major: Exercise Science
Parents Names: Roger and Stacie Schilling
Favorite Song: This one is for you- Luke Combs
Favorite Movie: The Proposal
Favorite Quote: Ephesians 2:10
Favorite Actor/Actress: Shemar Moore and Sandra Bullock
HS Honors: All Conference, All District 3rd baseman, Freshman New comer of the Year, Three Rivers top 25 infielders, Top recruit All Star Team
Most memorable moment in softball career: Making it to the regional tournament and our team hitting a walk off home run to make it to the championship game.
Favorite softball player of all time:  Lauren Chamberlain

Morgan Schmidt

#13 Morgan Schmidt

Hometown: Moore, OK
High School: Moore High School
Position: Outfield
Height: 5’3
Major: Pre-Med
Favorite Song: Neon Guts by Lil Uzi
Favorite Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness
Favorite Quote: “You don’t have to have the same blood to be family.”
Favorite Actor/Actress: Shemar Moore
HS Honors: Female Athlete of the Year, Student Athlete of the Week, All-State
Most memorable moment in softball career: Making a diving double play in center field to beat the number one team in our conference.
Favorite softball player of all time: Sydney Romero

Layney Steging

#12 Layney Steging

Hometown: Spring Hill
High School: Spring Hill High School
Position: 2nd base, Pitcher
Height: 5’7”
Major: Undecided
Parents Names: Matt & Sarah Steging
Favorite Song: Brand New Man by Brooks & Dunn
Favorite Movie: 21 Jump Street
Favorite Quote: “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them” -Michael Jackson
Favorite Actor/Actress: Jennifer Aniston
HS Honors: Junior Year-2nd team all-league, Senior Year -1st team all-league, Senior Year-Honorable mention all-state
Most memorable moment in softball career: Winning 4a D1 state championship back to back my freshman and sophomore years.
Favorite softball player of all time: Sis Bates

Kaleigh Warren

21# Kaleigh Warren

Hometown: Vinita Oklahoma
High School:  Vinita High School
Position:  3rd
Height:  5’7
Major:  Exercise Science
Parents Names: Jeff and Michelle Warren
Favorite Song: Come as you are- Nirvana
Favorite Movie: Longest Yard
Favorite quote: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” -Muhammad Ali
Favorite Actor/Actress: Paul Walker
HS Honors: All Conference 1st Team - 4 years, All Regional 1st Team (Utility)
Most memorable moment in softball career: Hitting a walk off homerun on my senior night.
Favorite softball player of all time: Lauren Chamberlain

Jadeyn Wyrick

#18 Jadeyn Wyrick

Hometown: Altamont, KS
High School: Labette County High School
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5’7”
Major: Education
Parents Names: John & Alisha Wyrick
Favorite Song: True Colors by Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Movie: The Longest Ride
Favorite Quote: Philippians 4:6-7
Favorite Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio
Most memorable moment in softball career: Winning nationals in Florida
Favorite softball player of all time: Lauren Chamberlain