Simpson Player of the Week: Carlye Avey

Simpson University Sports News


Carlye Avey, a sophomore from Riverbank, Calif., has proven to be a tough competitor on the mound for Simpson University women’s softball team. Although early in this 2014 season, Avey has scared her opponents at the plate and has been a great team player to her teammates. She is entering her second season playing for the Lady Red Hawks.

Avey played four years of varsity softball at Riverbank High School, where she was Senior Athlete of the Year, a four-time MVP, a scholar-athlete, and an all-league selection. She was also a IFA national champion. She also played volleyball, basketball and golf. She played club softball for RR Gold. Avey was also a member of the winning California Pacific Conference women’s softball team last year.

Avey is ranked nationally in three categories. She is No. 14 in Division I in wins (4), No. 20 in total innings pitched (34.200), and No. 40 in total batters struck out (23).

This past week Avey earned the win for the Red Hawks with five strikeouts and two earned runs in Simpson’s 6-2 win against Corban University on Friday, Feb. 21.


Written by Nichole Jones

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