Softball Welcomes Six Extra Signees for 2022-23

West Lafayette, Ind. – Head Coach Boo De Oliviera and the Purdue Softball Program announce the addition of six gamers for the coming year: Caitlyn Boteler, Kate Claypool, Madi Elish, Becca Edwards, Hailey Hayes and Anna Lonchar.

The newest Boilermakers are part of the 5th recruiting class within the nation that will be pairing the crew this fall. In total, Purdue welcomes 16 entrants to this system for 2022-23 years, comprising 11 freshmen and 5 transfers.

Caitlyn Boteler

Year: freshman

Location: first base/utility

Residence: Bloomington, Ind.

Membership Staff: Indiana Magic Gold 04


  • Named starter for Bloomington North for her full high school appeal
  • Named All-Convention choice as a junior
  • Led the crew during junior and freshman seasons in residency runs and batting common
  • Ranked Junior by Further Innings as No. 82 recruit for the class of 2022
  • Season 2 has been canceled due to COVID-19
  • In addition, was a JV Volleyball captain for freshman and sophomore years before transitioning to the varsity squad as a junior
  • Helped Indiana Magic Gold 04 Membership Squad as Outrageous as Number 27 in the Nation According to Further Innings Softball

Boteler on joining the Purdue softball household: “Joining the Purdue softball household means a lot to me. Not only can I become a part of this household that shares the same goals, but I also get to play for coaches that I know will push me to a whole new level and I can play the sport I really enjoy 4 extra years, while representing a great university.”
De Oliveira at Boteler: “Caitlyn brings a lot of energy potential to the record. She’s a tough competitor and has a ton of Boilermaker satisfaction as an Indiana resident.

Kate Claypool

Year: fifth year

Place: Outfielder

Final College: Iowa

2022 / AS A SENIOR

  • Educational All-Massive Ten
  • Movement detected in 27 video games
  • struck 9 times
  • Six runs recorded
  • Graduated with a BA in Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics

2021 / AS A JUNIOR

  • Educational All-Massive Ten
  • NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
  • No movement seen


  • Educational All-Massive Ten
  • College of Iowa Dean’s Record
  • Movement detected in eight video games with 5 starts
  • Counted hits as opposed to East Carolina and Portland State
  • 4 points scored


  • College of Iowa Dean’s Record
  • Noticed movement in 29 video games with 14 starts in the outfield
  • On February 23, she had her first professional hit in opposition to Morgan State
  • Registered a triple and scored on March 30 against Northwestern’
  • Counted a double against Nebraska on April 24


  • 4-time Roosevelt Excessive College Most Valuable Entrant
  • 2018 All-State Honoree
  • Two-time All-District Artist
  • Two-time First Crew All-Convention Artist
  • Twice Second Crew All-Convention
  • 2018 Educational All-State honoree
  • Led the convention in 2018 with an OBP of .669 and placed third in Iowa 5A
  • Joined the varisty swimming team, the basketball team and the monitor team
  • Performed Membership Ball with Iowa BLITZ
  • The high school coach was Erin Mussett
  • Membership coach was Owen Hunter

Claypool on joining Purdue softball: “I cherished the inclusive and ‘household’ feeling that I immediately felt from the teaching staff and then the gamers in attendance. Purdue is a great university that allows me to pursue my masters while also persevering in my athletic profession at the highest degree.”
The Oliveira at Claypool: “Kate is a tough outfielder who comes with Massive Ten expertise. Now we have battled her and we are excited that she will be in our outfield and not fighting us and robbing our batters. ”

Becca Edwards
Year: Senior
Place: Infielder
Final College: Inexperienced Bay
Membership Staff: BATS Fastpitch

Second Honoree Workforce All-Horizon League
Horizon League Full Education Staff
– East/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
– Slaughtered .275 during the season, shows in 46 while making 43 begins, all at first base
– Crushed three residency runs
– Introduced in 16 runs
– Recorded the fourth highest percentage of crew on the basis of .391
– Notches 48 whole bases


– Started in 34 out of 35 video games performed

– Hit a .272 with 25 hits and 6 doubles

– Recorded 15 RBI and 31 whole bases


– Performed in 14 video games with 11 starts

– Hit .281 for the shortened COVID-19 season

– Produced 4 RBI


– Two-time All-State honoree

– Named First Workforce All-Convention as a junior and senior

– Appointed each Workforce MVP and Workforce Offensive MVP as junior and senior

– Earned All-District honors her remaining two years

– 4-time letter winner

– Helped her high school win some convention championships

Edwards on his membership in Purdue softball: “I’ve been excited in the past to lift the Purdue softball household. It gives me the prospect of realizing the goals I’ve had since I was a bit of a woman.”

De Oliveira on Edwards: “Becca has a strong bat and is prepared for the problem of competing within the Energy 5. She can work hard and also push her teammates.”

Madi Elish

Year: sophomore

Place: pitcher

Residence: Crown Level, Ind.

Earlier college: Arizona


  • Appeared in 31 video games with seven starts inside the circle as a freshman
  • Throw an appeal outrageously six strikeouts in two video games – vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/24) and in New Mexico State (4/4)
  • Went out of the circle 8-3
  • Thrown a 4.34 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 77.1 innings pitched
  • Total 27 assists and two putouts in the season
  • Pitched two full video games


  • Ranked 21st recruit in the nation by Further Inning Softball
  • Ranked #40 recruit by FloSoftball
  • A triple choice for all cities and all conferences
  • Three-time all-state artist, along with two first crew honors
  • Named Co-MVP of Crown Level Excessive College Softball Team
  • Helped her high school squad to 2 section championships and one regional championship

Elish on joining Purdue: “The coaches actually drew me in with how they actually emphasized the housekeeping of their program. It’s near my hometown, so my household can come and have a look, and the campus is beautiful. I missed the 4 seasons; I’m excited to go back to the Midwest.”
De Oliveira on Elish: “Madi has competed on the main stage and participated in a team from the 2022 Girls’ School World Collection. She is a high pitcher and is originally from Indiana which might be an excellent mix as we will be looking to her to lead our Boilermakers out of the loop.”

Place: Infielder/catcher
Hometown: Pleasanton, California.
Earlier College: Boise State
Year: Junior


  • Began considered one of the six executed video games
  • Hit .500 and scored three hits, a double and triple along with 4 RBI and two runs
  • Recorded a triple and three RBI in win versus Windfall (February 26)


  • Educational All-Mountain West
  • Mountain West Scholar Athlete
  • Appeared in 29 video games, along with 26 starts
  • Slaughter .256 with one triple and one residency run and two RBI


  • Was a four-year starter at second base for the Falcons and coach Matt Sweeney
  • As a junior in 2019, hit .450 with 41 hits, 9 doubles, one residency run and 21 RBIs
  • Helped Foothill Excessive to three consecutive East Bay League titles and three consecutive appearances in the CIF North Coast Part Division I Sports Championship, profitable titles in her freshman and junior seasons
  • 2019 all-state pick and a three-time all-league honoree
  • Ranked 107th on Further Inning Softballs Further Elite Class of 2020 Participant Rankings
  • Was recruited by Boise State as an infield/catcher
  • The rest of her senior season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Filled all infield positions and catcher for the member squad, hit .337 in 2019 with 34 hits, 5 doubles, one triple, 10 RBI’s and 19 runs scored

Hayes on what it means to be a boilermaker: “Joining the Purdue softball household means alternative. Alternative to develop academically, personally and athletically. To be a part of one thing better than myself in a loving and inspiring environment.”
De Oliveira on Hayes: “Hailey brings versatility to our roster. She is athletic, has a hard time working and finds it difficult for everyone around her to compete.”

Anna Lonchar
Place: Infielder/catcher
Hometown: Bristow, Virginia.
Previous lecture: UMBC
Year: fifth year


  • Recorded a .296 at bat in common on the season
  • Ended its senior marketing campaign with
  • Two doubles recorded vs. George Town (2/27)
  • Crushed a home run vs. UAlbany (14/5)
  • Scored a few runs vs. Quinnipiac (3/20)


  • Started all 30 video games she appeared in, mostly at catcher
  • Had a field percentage of .996 for the season
  • Hit-by-pitch team-high six times and is the all-time chief of the program within the class (24)
  • Went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI’s, a run scored and a walk in a win over Maine (5/1)


  • Performed in all 14 video games, ending with one residency run and 5 RBI
  • Hit the eventual game-winning two-run home run as opposed to Seton Corridor on February 22
  • Later that night, she went 2-for-5 with two RBI’s and a run scored versus Iona
  • Had a double and stolen base in opposition to Coppin State on March 4
  • Played in subject at catcher and third base, ending with 1,000% fielding ratio in 114 opportunities

2019 / AS A Redshirt Freshman

  • Appeared in 54 video games with 52 starts, mostly at Catcher
  • America East All-Rookie Workforce
  • Tied for crew lead in residency runs (six)
  • Discarded ten tokens when attempting to steal
  • Seven multi-hit video games included
  • Hit walk-off, two-out, two-run residence run in the back of the eighth as opposed to Delaware State (4/13)
  • Tops in crew and convention with 10 hit-by-pitches, and her 15 professional hit-by-pitches are second most all-time
  • Her 368 putouts were the seventh most in a single season in UMBC’s historic past


  • Executed in 12 video games and sustained 29 at bats before seasonal damage
  • Counted 5 hits, along with two doubles and a triple
  • Completed with three RBI’s, walked two and scored a run

Lonchar on her way of playing:I am calm and balanced through the highs and lows of the sport. I talk successfully about the sector and in the dugout while doing whatever the crew wants me to do within the second. ”
The Oliveira on Lonchar: “Anna has competed in the post season for 3 of her 4 collegiate years. She has excessive expectations and can help our crew compete to a championship degree.”

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