Parents: Dale and Ann Wood
High School: Princeton
Travel/Club Team: N.C. Challengers
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
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Also Considered: Villanova
Why App State? “It was a tough decision, but I picked App State so my family would be able to see me play and I’d be closer to home. They have a new coach and my class is her first recruiting class. It’s going to be exciting to be a part of starting something new up there.”
Major: Exercise Science/Biology
Notable: Hailey throws six pitches but considers her screwball her standard go to strikeout pitch. “Even if I’ve having a bad day with the other pitches, I know the screwball is always going to be there, always work,” she says. … She was a key hitter on Princeton’s 2014 NCHSAA 1A volleyball state championship squad and has pitched multiple no-hitters for the Bulldogs in softball. She will become a four-year varsity starter this spring. … She worked a perfect game last season, striking out all 15 batters she faced. … Hailey wants to improve on her strength and fitness and become a more confident player as she prepares for college softball.