Top Select Softball Players
The Texas Travelers have been around since 1995 and have a rich history of helping guide young women towards success. Travelers Gold is an honor that is given to athletes who exemplify sportsmanship on and off the field while they wore the Texas Travelers Uniform. Although earning a college softball scholarship is the goal for many of these girls; it is not the most important aspect for a student athlete. To receive this honor, players must maintain excellent grades, perform community service and hold themselves to the highest standards on and off the field. Softball is not who we are. It is only something that we get to do.
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Few players were talked about more than Elizabeth Schaefer during her playing days with the Texas Travelers. She is the Texas Travelers Organizations All-Time Strikeout Leader with 2153 K's. Known for her Drop Ball and powering Fast Ball at over 60 mph; she would make batters look down right sill with a 40 mph Flip Change. By the time she entered 8th Grade she was recruited by top college programs like Minnesota, Iowa State, Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. She verbally committed to Oklahoma State University her 8th Grade year.
Elizabeth better known as E to her teammates and fans recorded an ASA National Single Game Strikeout Record with 18 K's in 9 innings. In 2016 she was the Top Pitching Speed Winner during the FASA World Series (59 mph). She helped lead her Texas Travelers Gold Team to two ASA/USA National Championship 3rd Place Finishes in 2015 & 2017. She also helped the Travelers finish 4th in the World Fastpitch Championship in 2017.
USA Softball selected her to the All-American Team in 2017 where she competed against some of the top players in the country helping her team to a 2nd Place Finish. She was an All-Star in the Colorado Sparkler and MVP for the USSSA TSU/TWU College Showcase Tournament. Extra Innings Softball Ranked Elizabeth in the Elite 100 and FloSoftball ranked her in the Hot 100 in 2018 as well as 2019.
Elizabeth is a top student at Rockwall High School where she made the varsity team in both softball and volleyball. She was a Captain for her Texas Assault Club Volleyball Team and currently plays for the Mad Frogs National Volleyball Team as an Outside Hitter. She was voted the Top Female Athlete for her school in 2018 and RHS Volleyball Freshman of the Year.
In addition to being a great athlete, Elizabeth is in the top 3% of her class and has competed in UIL for Statistics, Writing, Reading and Choir. E will be graduating Rockwall High School in 2022.
She is the daughter of James and Vicki Schaefer and has a brother, Joseph, who is attending and playing middle linebacker for Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Kaydee Bennett uses her strong work ethic, positive attitude and her dedication to thrive in most every aspect of her life. She comes from a stable family and is the oldest sister of two younger brothers as well as the daughter of Kyle and Melissa Bennett.
She attends Caddo Mills High School and has participated in UIL and STEM academics ranking in the top 15% of her class. For Sunnyvale High School she participated in varsity athletics as a freshman in Volleyball, Track and Softball. She pushes herself to contribute to her school and to the community through her involvement in National Honor Society, UIL Academics, STEM Computer Science and Athletics.
Nickel as she is known by her teammates and fans placed 1st in home to first running event in 2016 FAFSA Nationals, 1st place in all multi-heat individual running events in every track meet for the entire 2016-2017 school year, 1st or 2nd in the long jump and triple long jump for every track meet, and 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in all of the team relay events for each meet. She was a District Finalist Award and State Qualifier for all participating track and field events. This came as no surprise as she was the MVP for Sunnyvale Middle School in 7th Grade Overall Athlete of the Year Award. She is the All-Time hitting leader for the Texas Travelers in batting average, extra bases, stolen bases and on-base percentage.
Kaydee was selected to play for the 12U USA/ASA Junior Olympics Southwest Region Team playing short-stop helping them to a 2nd place finish among the top players in the nation. She also was 2nd Team All District Outside Hitter for her Varsity Volleyball Team as a Freshman.
Recruited by colleges like Texas A&M and Auburn, Kaydee verbally committed to Oklahoma State University as an 8th grader.
There are a few players in this game that have the size power and speed that can back up the hype. Madison McClarity is one of those players. In 2018 she was District 10-6A Newcomer of the Year and Sachse High School's Defensive Player of the Year. She has been ranked as Flo Softball and Extra Innings Softball as one of the top 100 players in the country. Madison was also a Colorado Sparkler Junior All-Star Invite as well as USA All-American.
Her parents are Rico and Jennifer McClarity and she has 1 sister and 3 brothers.