Softball Invites 6 Added Signees for 2022-23

August 19, 2022

West Lafayette, Ind. – Head trainer Boo De Oliviera as well as the Purdue softball program introduce the enhancement of 6 gamers for the future year: Caitlyn Boteler, Kate Claypool, Madi Elish, Becca Edwards, Hailey Hayes as well as Anna Lonchar.

The most recent Boilermakers sign up with the No. 5 recruiting course in the country readied to sign up with the group this autumn. In total amount, Purdue invites 16 novices to the program for 2022-23 year, comprised of 11 freshers as well as 5 transfers.

Caitlyn Boteler

Year: Fresher

Setting: First Base/Utility

Home town: Bloomington, Ind.

Club Group: Indiana Magic Gold 04



  • Called starter for Bloomington North for her whole senior high school profession
  • Called an All-Conference choice as a junior
  • Led the group throughout junior as well as freshers periods in crowning achievement as well as batting standard
  • Placed the No. 82 hire for the 2022 course by Additional Innings as a junior
  • Student period was terminated because of COVID-19
  • Was additionally a JV Beach ball captain for fresher as well as student year prior to relocating to the university team as a junior
  • Aided the Indiana Magic Gold 04 club group ranking as high as No. 27  in the country according to Additional Innings Softball

Boteler on signing up with the Purdue softball family members: “Signing up with the Purdue softball family members implies a lot to me. Not just do I reach enter into this family members that shares the exact same objectives, yet I additionally reach bet trains that I understand will certainly press me to a brand-new degree as well as I reach play the video game I like for 4 even more years while standing for an outstanding college.”
De Oliveira on Boteler: “Caitlyn brings a great deal of power capacity to home plate. She’s a difficult rival as well as has a lots of Boilermaker satisfaction being an Indiana citizen.”

Kate Claypool

Year: fifth Year

Setting: Outfielder

Last Institution: Iowa

2022 / AS An ELDERLY

2021 / AS A JUNIOR

  • Academic All-Big 10
  • NFCA All-America Scholar Professional Athlete
  • Did not see activity

2020 / AS A STUDENT  

  • Academic All-Big 10
  • College of Iowa Dean’s Checklist
  • Saw activity in 8 video games with 5 beginnings
  • Tallied hits versus East Carolina as well as Rose City State
  • Racked up 4 runs


  • College of Iowa Dean’s Checklist
  • Saw activity in 29 video games with 14 beginnings in the outfield
  • Scratched her very first profession struck versus Morgan State on Feb. 23
  • Taped a three-way as well as run racked up versus Northwestern on March 30
  • Tallied a dual versus Nebraska on April 24


  • Four-time Roosevelt Secondary School A Lot Of Belongings Gamer
  • 2018 All-State guest of honor
  • Two-time All-District entertainer
  • Two-time first string All-Conference entertainer
  • Two-time junior varsity All-Conference
  • 2018 Academic All-State guest of honor
  • Led the seminar in 2018 with an OBP of .669 as well as was 3rd in Iowa 5A
  • Completed on the varisty swimming group, basketball group, as well as track group
  • Played club sphere with Iowa strike
  • Secondary school trainer was Erin Mussett
  • Club trainer was Owen Seeker

Claypool on signing up with Purdue softball: “I enjoyed the comprehensive as well as “family members” sensation I really felt promptly from the mentoring personnel and after that the present gamers. Purdue is an outstanding college that will certainly permit me to seek my masters while additionally proceeding my sports profession at the highest degree.”
De Oliveira on Claypool: “Kate is an abrasive outfielder that includes Large 10 experience. We have actually contended versus her as well as we are delighted that she’ll remain in our outfield & not completing versus us, burglarizing our players.”
Becca Edwards
Year: Senior Citizen
Setting: Infielder
Last Institution: Eco-friendly Bay
Club Group: BATS Fastpitch
Junior Varsity All-Horizon Organization guest of honor
Perspective Organization All-Academic Group
– East/NFCA All-America Scholar Professional Athlete
– Batted .275 on the period, showing up in 46 while making 43 beginnings, all in the beginning base
– Squashed 3 crowning achievement
– Brought in 16 runs
– Taped the group’s fourth-highest on-base % of .391
– Scratched 48 complete bases


– Begun in 34 of 35 video games played

– Struck a .272 with 25 hits as well as 6 increases

– Taped 15 RBI as well as 31 complete bases


– Played in 14 video games with 11 beginnings

– Struck .281 for the COVID-19 reduced period

– Created 4 RBI


– Two-time All-State guest of honor

– Called First String All-Conference as a junior as well as elderly

– Called both Group MVP as well as Group Offensive MVP as a junior as well as elderly

– Made All-District honors her last 2 years

– Four-time letterwinner

– Aided her senior high school to 3 championship game titles


Edwards on signing up with Purdue softball: “I’m past delighted to sign up with the Purdue softball family members.  It offers me the possibility to accomplish the objectives I have actually had given that I was a little lady.”

De Oliveira on Edwards: “Becca has an effective bat as well as awaits the obstacle of completing in the Power 5. She prepares to strive as well as additionally press her colleagues.”



Madi Elish

Year: Student

Setting: Bottle

Home Town: Crown Factor, Ind.

Previous Institution: Arizona



  • Shown up in 31 video games with 7 beginnings in the circle as a fresher
  • Tossed a profession high 6 strikeouts in 2 video games – vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/24) as well as at New Mexico State (4/27)
  • Went 8-3 from the circle
  • Threw a 4.34 period with 39 strikeouts over 77.1 innings pitched
  • Amounted to 27 aids as well as 2 putouts on the period
  • Pitched 2 full video games


  • Placed #21 hire in the nation by Additional Inning Softball
  • Placed #40 hire by FloSoftball
  • A three-time all-city as well as all-conference choice
  • Three-time all-state entertainer, consisting of 2 first string honors
  • Called Co-MVP of the Crown Factor Secondary school softball group
  • Aided her senior high school group to 2 sectional champions as well as one local champion

Elish on signing up with Purdue: “The trains truly attracted me in with exactly how they truly highlighted the definition of family members in their program. It is close to house so my family members will have the ability to come as well as view, as well as the university is stunning. I missed out on the 4 periods; I am delighted to return to the Midwest.”
De Oliveira on Elish: “Madi has actually contended on the largest phase, getting involved on a 2022 Female’s University Globe Collection group. She is a leading bottle as well as an Indiana citizen, which will certainly be a wonderful mix as we will certainly aim to her to lead our Boilermakers from the circle.”
Setting: Infielder/Catcher
Home town: Pleasanton, Calif.
Previous Institution: Boise State
Year: Junior


  • Began among 6 video games played
  • Strike .500 as well as tallied 3 hits, a dual as well as three-way in addition to 4 RBI as well as 2 runs
  • Taped a three-way as well as 3 RBI in win versus Divine superintendence (Feb. 26)


  • Academic All-Hill West
  • Mountain West Scholar Professional Athlete
  • Shown up in 29 video games, consisting of 26 beginnings
  • Batted .256 with one triple, as well as one crowning achievement as well as 2 RBI


  • Was a four-year starter at keystone for the Falcons as well as trainer Matt Sweeney
  • As a junior in 2019, struck .450 with 41 hits, 9 increases, one crowning achievement as well as 21 RBIs
  • Aided Foothill High to three-straight East Bay Organization titles as well as three-consecutive looks in the CIF North Shore Area Department I competition national championship, winning titles her fresher as well as jr periods
  • 2019 all-state choice as well as a three-time all-league guest of honor
  • Has rated 107th on Additional Inning Softball’s Additional Elite Course of 2020 gamer positions
  • Was hired by Boise State as a mix infield/catcher
  • Rest of her elderly period was terminated, because of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Played all infield settings as well as catcher for the club group batting .337 throughout 2019 with 34 hits, 5 increases, one three-way, 10 RBIs as well as 19 runs racked up

Hayes on what it implies to be a Boilermaker: “Signing up with the Purdue softball family members implies chance. Chance to expand academically, directly as well as athletically. To be a component of something more than myself in a caring as well as motivating setting.”  
De Oliveira on Hayes: “Hailey brings convenience to our lineup. She is sports, difficult working as well as will certainly make everybody around her contend hard.”
Anna Lonchar
Setting: Infielder/Catcher
Home town: Bristow, Va.
Previous Institution: UMBC
Year: fifth Year


  • Taped a .296 batting standard on the period
  • Finished her elderly project with  
  • Taped 2 increases vs. Georgetown (2/27)
  • Squashed a crowning achievement vs. UAlbany (5/14)
  • Racked up a set of runs vs. Quinnipiac (3/20)


  • Began all 30 video games she showed up in, mainly at catcher
  • Had a .996 fielding portion for the period
  • Hit-by-pitch team-high 6 times as well as is program’s all-time leader in the classification (24)
  • Went 2-for-2 with a dual, 3 RBI, a run racked up as well as a stroll in a success over Maine (5/1)


  • Played in all 14 video games, do with one crowning achievement as well as 5 RBI
  • Struck ultimate game-winning two-run homer versus Seton Hall on February 22
  • Later on that evening she went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI as well as a run racked up versus Iona
  • Had a dual as well as a swiped base versus Coppin State on March 4
  • Used time in the area at catcher as well as 3rd base, do with a 1.000% fielding portion in 114 opportunities

2019 / AS A Redshirt Fresher

  • Shown up in 54 video games with 52 beginnings, mainly at catcher
  • America East All-Rookie Group
  • Linked for group lead in crowning achievement (6)
  • Tossed out 10 joggers trying to swipe
  • Taped 7 multi-hit video games
  • Struck walk-off, two-out, two-run crowning achievement in all-time low of the 8th versus Delaware State (4/13)
  • Covers on group as well as seminar with 10 hit-by-pitches, as well as her 15 profession hit-by-pitches are 2nd most all-time
  • Her 368 putouts were the 7th most in a solitary period in UMBC background

2018 / AS A FRESHER 

  • Played in 12 video games as well as collected 29 at-bats prior to enduring a season-ending injury
  • Tallied 5 hits, consisting of 2 increases as well as a three-way
  • Do with 3 RBI, strolled two times as well as racked up a run

Lonchar on her design of play: I am tranquil as well as even-keeled via the video game’s low and high. I interact properly on the area as well as in the dugout while doing whatever the group requires me to do in the minute.”
De Oliveira on Lonchar: “Anna has actually contended in postseason for 3 of her 4 academic years. She has high assumptions as well as will certainly aid our group contend at a champion degree.”

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