Arizona Softball Inks Four on National Signing Day
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Softball has signed four of the top prep players in the country to its 2022 roster, the team announced on Wednesday.
Paige Dimler, an outfielder from Santa Clarita, California, Madi Elish, a pitcher from Crown Point, Indiana, Allie Enright, an outfielder from Santa Clarita, California, and Amber Toven, an infielder from Northridge, California, all submitted National Letters of Intent to play collegiately for Arizona. The four are all ranked in the top 110 in the country by Extra Inning Softball and received top-100 rankings from other outlets as well.
"This class will be a great addition to our solid group of underclassmen presently at Arizona," said head coach Mike Candrea. "It will give us added depth in the circle, outfield and middle infield. All of these young ladies are high character individuals, passionate players, and will be a great addition to our very good team culture. All of these players should benefit from our training program and will continue to grow into their roles at Arizona. We are very excited about what they bring to the Arizona softball program. This group has had some challenges this past year with the pandemic limiting their playing time but should be ready to make solid contributions when they arrive on our campus."
OF • Vista, Calif. • Rancho Buena Vista H.S.
- MaxPreps All-American (2019)
- Ranked #31 recruit nationally by Extra Inning Softball
- Ranked #93 by FloSoftball
- Led California in home runs as a sophomore in 2019
- First-team All-CIF (freshman, sophomore and junior year)
- Ranked #31 recruit in the country
- Placed second in PGF Nationals in 2018 with her club team Breakers Labs
Paige says: "I chose Arizona because it is such an incredible program which I am very fortunate to be able to be a part of. Not only is Arizona an extremely talented program, it's also a family-oriented culture which makes it feel like a second home. From the minute I walked on campus I knew I wanted to be a Wildcat. Coach Candrea is such an incredible coach who is a fountain of knowledge and I cannot wait to learn from him. I am so excited to start my collegiate career. I feel like my dreams are so close to becoming a reality. I am super excited to get a chance to compete with the best of the best and learn from not only the incredible coaching staff but also the girls next to me on the field."
Coach Candrea says: "Paige plays the game with great energy and has been a consistent offensive performer. She has been committed for three years and will be a great addition to our quickness returning in the outfield."
P • Crown Point, Ind. • Crown Point H.S.
- Ranked #21 recruit in the country by Extra Inning Softball
- Ranked #40 recruit by FloSoftball
- A two-time all-state honoree, including a first-team selection in 2019
- Two-time first-team all-D.A.C.
Madi says: "I chose Arizona because of the amazing coaches, the family atmosphere and the feeling of it being my second home as soon as I step foot in Tucson. I'm so excited to continue growing my skills for the game of softball with all of the knowledge from the coaches and the talented players at U of A. There's nowhere else I'd rather be."
Coach Candrea says: "Madi is a finesse pitcher that spins the ball well and will keep hitters off balance. She brings a great softball mindset and will be a fierce competitor. She has a very good softball IQ and will benefit with the training at Arizona."
OF • Santa Clarita, Calif. • Saugus H.S.
- Ranked #37 in the country by FloSoftball
- Ranked #103 by Extra Inning Softball
- A two-time All-SCV second-team honoree
Allie says: "I chose Arizona because I love the family atmosphere and the tradition that the program carries. The coaching staff is beyond amazing and I can't wait to be coached and learn from all of them. I know that I will come out of Arizona as a better player and a better person and I can't wait to get on campus and officially be a Wildcat! Bear Down!"
Coach Candrea says: "Allie is a very solid defensive outfielder who has played center field and has shown consistent power. Allie has a tremendous work ethic and will be a great addition to our program."
INF • Northridge, Calif. • Sierra Canyon H.S.
- Ranked as the #8 recruit nationally by Extra Inning Softball
- Two-time first-team all-city performer
- Named Defensive MVP in the Top Club Nationals
- 2020 Top Club National Champion
Amber says: "I chose the university of Arizona because of the winning tradition, the amazing coaching staff and the beautiful campus. I'm so excited to represent the Block A and learn from the best of the best the next four years! Go Cats!"