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Softball Signs Four on 2021 Signing Day

Nov 10, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sun Devil Softball head coach Trisha Ford announced four true freshman signees for the 2021 Signing Day.
The Sun Devils welcome Kylee Magee (Anaheim, CA), Gracyn Coleman (Hanford, CA), Riley Valentine (Phoenix, AZ) and Kalyn McCarthy (Palatine, Ill.). 
"This class provides some added depth that we've been looking for," head coach Trisha Ford said. "We've recruited through the center of the field with a center fielder, pitcher and two catchers. We're pretty excited to see what this class contributes to our program in the upcoming years."
Kylee Magee - Anaheim, California
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
High School: Canyon High School 
Social: IG - @kyleemagee31 & Twitter - @magee_kylee

The Magee Family pipeline to Arizona State continues! Following in the footsteps of her brothers, Magee joins Sun Devil Softball after committing to the program as an eighth grader. As a freshman, the right-handed pitcher posted a 17-8 record with a 1.50 ERA with a county record of 265 strikeouts in 183 innings. With Magee's numbers, she helped lead Canyon High to a league title in 2019. She was also named a MaxPreps All-American the same season. No stage is too big for Magee as she's pitched in some pretty big moments for her club team, the Corona 18u Sun Angles. Magee's sister-in-law is one of the most decorated pitchers in Sun Devil history, Dallas Escobedo.
"Magee joins us from the Corona Angels organization in Southern California. She is an athlete who has played at a high level for many years and is someone who is extremely competitive. She is the last of her family to attend ASU as her brother, Cameron Magee, is currently a freshman on the Sun Devil baseball team."

Gracyn Coleman - Hanford, California
Position: Catcher
High School: Hanford West High School
Social: IG - @gracynrylee

A catcher out of Hanford, California, Coleman brings the glove and the bat to the catching position. As a freshman on varsity in 2019, Coleman made the All-CSL First team as a third baseman. She hit .425 with 11 RBIs and six doubles along with four stolen bases and a .500 OBP. For travel ball, Coleman is a member of the Cen Cal DirtDogs. A two-sport athlete, Coleman excels on the volleyball court as she does on the diamond.
"Coleman comes to us from the Cen Cal DirtDogs in Southern California. She is someone that I've watched play softball for many years and is one of the best receivers in this class. Experienced behind the plate, she has managed high-level pitching and honestly has some of the best fundamentals for her position that I've seen. She also has great relationships with her teammates and coaches."

Riley Valentine - Phoenix, Arizona
Position: Catcher
High School: Sandra Day O'Connor
Social: IG - @rileyvalentine27 & Twitter - @rvalentine_27

A catcher from Phoenix, out of Sandra Day O'Connor high school, batted .426 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI during her junior year where she was recognized on the 6A All-Conference and All-Region First teams. Her 12 home runs in 2021 were No. 1 in division 6A among the Arizona High Schools. In 2020 Valentine was named a Honorable Mention for the All-Academic Softball Teams with a 3.5 GPA. Valentine was also a member of the 2019 State Championship Team that upset Pinnacle High School at Farrington Stadium. She has played in the Arizona Storm organization. The Phoenix native plans to study elementary education.
"We're really excited about Valentine's ability behind the dish and also in the box. She has a great presence about her on the field which has made her a local standout. She's managed a lot of different high-level pitchers throughout her career and is someone I see competing for time right away as a freshman."

Kalyn McCarthy - Palatine, Illinois
Position: Outfield
High School: Fremd High School
Social: IG - @kalyn.mccarthy

McCarthy, a speedy outfielder from Illinois, was named to the third team All-State team and Mid-Suburban League All-Conference Team during her junior year. In her freshman year, McCarthy was named to the Daily Herald All-Area First Team and Mid-Suburban League All-Conference Team, where she hit .420 and had 49 stolen bases. This past July, McCarthy was named Heart of America Fastpitch League's player of the month award after hitting .347 with a .463 OBP. and 28 stolen bases for her club team, Illinois Chill Gold 18U. McCarthy plans on studying forensics psychology during her undergraduate experience. 

"McCarthy comes from the Illinois Chill organization and she brings a lot of speed, I think she will wreck havoc on the bases for us. She is someone I think with some development can use her power and her speed from an offensive standpoint."

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