Little League Softball® Alumni Square Off at 2022 Women’s College World Series

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From their start on the Little League® field as children, to stepping foot on the biggest stage in college softball, more than 25 former Little League Softball® players are set to compete at the 2022 Women’s College World Series (WCWS) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Below are the names of the players competing in this year’s tournament who got their start in Little League:

University of Arizona

  • Carlie Scupin – Western LL (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Bailey Thompson – Continental Ranch LL (Marana, Ariz.)

University of Florida

  • Mia Buffano – Palm Harbor (Fla.) LL
  • Cali Decker – Lake Mary (Fla.) LL
  • Kendra Falby – Land O’Lakes (Fla.) LL
  • Elizabeth Hightower – Chaires-Capitola LL (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Woodville (Fla.) LL
  • Natalie Lugo – Hacienda Heights (Calif.) LL
  • Rylee Trlicek – Hallettsville (Texas) LL
  • Christina Wellen – North Brandon (Fla.) LL

Northwestern University

  • Rachel Lewis – Eaton (Ohio) LL
  • Maeve Nelson – River Forest (Ill.) Youth LL

University of Oklahoma

  • Grace Lyons – Arrowhead LL (Glendale, Ariz.)
  • Hope Trautwein – Pflugerville (Texas) National LL

Oklahoma State University

  • Morgan Day – Tucsom LL (Tuscola, Ill.)
  • Averie Sims – Madisonville (Texas), LL

Oregon State University

  • Harleigh Braswell – Sutter Area (Calif.) LL
  • Morgan Flesland – Mead LL (Spokane, Wash.)
  • Charity Sevaaetasi – Auburn (Wash.) LL

University of Texas

  • Katie Cimusz – Huffman (Texas) LL
  • Hailey Dolcini – Eel River LL (Fortuna, Calif.)
  • Vanessa Quiroga – Padre LL (Corpus Christi, Texas)


  • Kate Blunt – Ladera Ranch (Calif.) LL
  • Seneca Curo – Lakeside (Calif.) American LL
  • Alyssa Garcia – South Bay LL (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • Lauren Shaw – Elyria (Ohio) LL
  • Taylor Sullivan – Gold Coast LL (Honokaa, Hawaii)

Over the years, Little League has also seen a number of alumni from the Little League Softball World Series take the field at the Women’s College World Series, many of which have also gone on to play for Athletes Unlimited Softball.

NOTE: If you know of a notable Little League graduate that should be added to this list, please fill out our Little League Alumni Submission Form.