Sophomore Liz Roccaro led the Monarchs as a freshman in 2016 in wins (13), strikeouts
(155), games started (25), complete games (17), innings pitched (148), and ERA (3.36).
She finished 31st in the country in total strikeouts (155) and 18th in the country
in strikeouts per game (7.33). Roccaro, who also plays 3rd base, hit .250 with 1
home run and 9 RBI's on the season. She is a graduate of Lee's Summit High School
and played travel ball for the Originals-Moore. Her parents are Kelly and John Roccaro.
Roccaro plans on attending University of Central Missouri after Maple Woods to pursue
a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Sophomore 3rd baseman Autumn Hughes was named to 1st team All-Region 16 at the Region 16 banquet. The 3rd baseman and leadoff hitter from Savannah, MO started all 46 games for the Monarchs,
and led the Monarchs in batting average (.389), hits (56), doubles (13), runs (35),
walks (20), and on base % (.470). Hughes is signed to play at Missouri Valley College
Three Monarchs Sign with 4-Year Colleges
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.