Shawna Wright graduated from the University of Washington in 2013. As a member of the Husky softball team she was a four year starting catcher, and won the 2010 PAC 10 championship. She is also a former member of the USA Softball Futures team.
In 2013 she earned PAC-12 defensive player of the year with a .995 fielding percentage. Shawna’s hometown is Lancaster California. She attended Lancaster High where she holds third all-time in California state history for career home runs, and fourth all-time in California state history for career RBIs.
Parents are Tim and Dolly Wright … has an older brother, Greg.
COACH TARR ON WRIGHT
“Ever since we’ve known Shawna Wright, we’ve wanted her to be a part of Husky softball. Shawna can catch and play the infield corner positions. Her power at the plate will be noticed immediately as we will see a lot of balls land in the lake off her bat.”
WRIGHT ON WHY WASHINGTON
“I chose the University of Washington because I want to compete at the highest level on the field and in the classroom, and Washington gives me the opportunity to accomplish just that. At Washington, I want to earn a degree from a nationally ranked university and win a National Championship.”
Courtney Gano graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with a Double Major in Gender Women Sexuality Studies & Sociology with Minors in Diversity & Anthropology. As a member of the Husky softball team she played shortstop, third base, catcher, and first base. In 2015, Courtney led the Huskies with 28 homeruns and 59 RBI’s.
Courtney was born and raised in West Covina, California and attended Los Altos high school. She played travel ball for the Corona Angels alongside fellow Softball U trainer Shawna Wright, and was one of the top recruits in her class.
“I chose the University of Washington because I will not only earn a college degree from a top school, but will also compete for a National Championship at the highest level. As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew it was the perfect fit.”
Kimberlee Souza graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with a BA in Anthropology, and American Ethnic Studies. As a member of the Husky softball team she was a four-year starter playing shortstop, third base, catcher, and first base.
She excelled both in the classroom as well as on the field. In 2016, she was named a NFCA 1st team All-American, as well as a CoSIDA academic All-American, PAC-12 first team, and PAC 12 first team All-Academic.
After finishing college softball, she continued her career overseas playing professionally in Germany for the Haar Disciples. Kimberlee’s originally from Hawaii where she graduated from Iolani High School.
“I chose UW because of its family-like environment. When I first stepped foot on campus I felt an instant connection. Here at UW I am able to receive a top-notch college degree while competing in the Pac-12.”
Taryn grew up in Lacey, Washington and graduated from Timberline High School in 2010. Taryn led Timberline to the 2010 Western Cascade Conference title where she dominated on the mound and at the plate. She was All-Area, WCC Conference MVP, Team MVP, Team Most Inspirational, and 2nd Team All-State.
Taryn is a Physical Education and School Health major at Central Washington University. She was an integral part to the Central Softball pitching staff. In 2013 they were top 10 in the region, and advanced to post season. She was named to the GNAC All-Academic team in 2013 and 2014. Her energy and passion for the game are going to be a huge asset to the Softball U staff and we are excited to have her join our team.
Madi Schreyer graduated from the University of Washington in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis. As a transfer from Stanford University in 2015, Madi pitched at both PAC-12 schools for a total of 4 years; 2 years at each. As a member of the Husky softball team, Madi had 56 game appearances over her two years and 11 shut outs. She had two appearances in the 2017 WCWS against Oklahoma and Florida. From 2010-2012 Madi was a member of the Canadian National Team.
Madi's hometown is Woodinville, Washington and she attended Woodinville High School. She earned Gatorade Player of the year in 2012, leading her team to a 4A State Championship. She played travel ball for the Washington Ladyhawks and the So. Cal Athletics. She won a PGF National championship in 2012 with the So. Cal A’s.
Carli grew up in Edmonds, WA and graduated from Edmonds Woodway High School. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated with honors, earning a Bachelors in Physical Education, with a health endorsement and a K-12 Teaching Certificate. She also holds a Masters of Science in Education with a focus on Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Carli had the rare opportunity of being a two-sport athlete at PLU playing both softball and soccer all four years.
Throughout her softball seasons she held single season home run, doubles and RBI records, and is still on the record board for RBI’s. She had the honor of being team captain, and earned Offensive player of the Year, Most Inspirational, and MVP awards. Carli played in two national tournaments bringing home a 5th and 3rd place finish. During her soccer career she was honored with the Defensive MVP award, and was team captain for three years. Carli finished her two-sport experience being awarded the PLU Senior Athlete Lute Inspirational Award.
Since college, her love of sport helped launch her coaching career. She has coached softball at the college, high school and middle school levels, along with soccer and basketball. Carli has had the amazing experience working with some of the best coaches in their fields. She’s coached with Dr. Colleen Hacker (former US women’s soccer national team coaching staff, currently US Women’s National Hockey team staff, and sports psychology consultant) and is thrilled to be working with Shawna Wright and the rest of the incredible Softball University instructors. Aside from coaching, Carli is a Middle School Health and Fitness teacher.