Stevenson claims opportunity with UWRF
2022 ScoutU pitcher selects D3 program after receiving 8 offers
December 6, 2021
By Jon Feyen
In the college recruiting game, it’s always good to have multiple options. When you receive eight offers like ScoutU 2022 softball prospect Morgan Stevenson did, it allows you to choose the school that best satisfies your future goals. Stevenson determined that college is the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
“The main thing that stood out about UW-River Falls was the environment and how much it felt like home,” said Stevenson, a Sherwood, Wis., native. “As soon as I stepped on campus for the first time, I knew that was going to be one of my top choices because of not only how pretty the campus was, but also how much the faculty and students made me feel so welcome without even knowing who I was. Another asset that made me feel so comfortable was the opportunities they provide me academically – as that’s the most important part. There are so many unique opportunities, which makes me very certain that I will get the education that I’ve been looking for.”
Stevenson, who holds a 3.9 GPA in the classroom, throws a fastball in the high-50s. Last club season with Impact Fastpitch, she compiled a 1.97 ERA with 66 strikeouts over 78 innings.
“When I have seen Morgan pitch, I was always amazed how she found a way to get batters out without having overpowering velocity,” ScoutU’s Jason Lauren said. “Her location, spin and pitch selection keep hitters guessing. I’ve seen her frustrate some very good teams with tons of college talent on their roster.”
Stevenson has been playing softball since age 7, and now she will be among the select group who can play competitively into their 20s.
“All the opportunities that softball has provided for me throughout my life have been unreal, and to be able to continue this journey feels almost like a dream,” she said. “I’ve always dreamt about one day playing at a collegiate level. Seeing all of my time and hard work pay off brings nothing but happiness and a drive that continues to push me to succeed at the next level.”
Her softball accomplishments, such as making varsity as a freshman at Kimberly High School, prove that Stevenson put in the work to be a collegiate player. But she also took the recruiting process seriously to guarantee she made the right decision.
“Morgan was always on top of what she needed to do for her recruiting and followed my advice, which went a long way in the number of schools that showed interest in her,” Lauren said. “It was great to be able to help out Morgan after I also advised her older sister, Mariah, with her recruiting. Both of them are great kids, and I’m sure both will excel in college!”
Mariah Stevenson also utilized ScoutU for her softball recruiting before committing to Bemidji State University, where she is a freshman this season. Morgan found that ScoutU’s network led to dozens of coaches pursuing her – instead of the other way around.
“Since enrolling with ScoutU, there were many colleges that reached out either via email or calls,” Stevenson said. “Day by day, different schools were reaching out and there were more than I can even count. Jason and ScoutU as a whole impacted my recruiting process in many ways. One being opening my eyes to colleges that I would’ve never known about and giving me the opportunity to get my name out there. Through the process, if I had questions, Jason was always there to answer them and handle any concerns that arose. Without working with ScoutU, I would have never been given all the opportunities that I did to play at the next level and pursue a long-lived dream of mine.”
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“Through the process if I had questions, Jason was always there to answer them and handle any concerns that arose. Without ScoutU, I would have never been given all the opportunities that I did to play at the next level.”