Sara Van Dyke is a sophomore from Linneus, Missouri. Van Dyke, who started 25 games
as a freshman, will spend most of the year in the outfield. Her parents are Harold
and Mary Van Dyke. She played at Meadville R-IV High School and for the Athletics
during travel ball. Her future plans include pursuing a degree in Park and Recreational
Management or Vet Tech at a four year university.
Three Monarchs softball players, Bailey Guiles, Autumn Hughes, and Amy Spieler, recently
signed Letter of Intents to continue their education and softball career after they
finish at MCC-Maple Woods.
Centerfielder Bailey Guiles (Kirksville, MO/Kirksville HS) signed with NAIA Park University
(Parkville, MO). Guiles started all 40 games for the Monarchs in 2015 and was third
on the team in batting average, hitting .346, with 3 homeruns (2nd on team), 10 doubles (tied for the team lead), 28 runs (2nd on team), and 23 RBI’s (2nd on team). The strong-armed outfielder also had 8 assists from her spot in CF.
3rd baseman Autumn Hughes (Savannah, MO/North Andrew HS) signed with NAIA Missouri Valley
College (Marshall, MO). In 2015 Hughes started all for 40 games for the Monarchs,
hitting .280 with 8 doubles (tied for 2nd on team), 2 homeruns, and 19 BB (led team). Known for her tough defense, she also
led the Monarchs in assists in 2015.
1st baseman Amy Spieler (Kansas City, MO/Winnetonka HS) signed with NAIA Missouri Valley
College (Marshall, MO). Spieler led the Monarchs in hitting in 2015 with a .373 batting
average. She also had 10 doubles (tied for the team lead), 2 homeruns, 18 RBI’s,
and 30 runs (led team). Spieler, also led the team in on-base percentage at .433.