Illini Softball adds three on National Signing Day
CHAMPAGNE, Ill. – The Illinois softball program announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, November 9. Adisyn Caryl, Eileen Donahue and Delaney Mosley join the Orange and Blue class of 2023.
2023 SOFTBALL ILLINI SIGNING CLASS
Adisyn Caryl // Topeka, Kansas // Topeka High School // Aces Fastpitch // Infield // 5-9
Remarks: Named First Team All-Conference in 2021 and 2022… Earned First Team All-City honors in 2021 and 2022… Earned First Team All-State (6A) honor in 2021 and 2022… Remained undefeated in 2021, winning a state championship…Repeated as state champions in 2022…Ranked 44e in Extra Innings Elite 100 Class of 2023 in 2022…His sister Zoe is a sophomore for Illini softball…Hobbies include reading Spanish novels and listening to 90s R&B.
Coach Perry on Caryl: “Adisyn Caryl is a multi-sport athlete in her high school and has the ability to play multiple positions on the softball field. She will join her sister, Zoe Caryl, who is currently a second-year receiver on our team. She will also reunite with former Aces Sydney Malott and Stevie Meade. We like the size and work ethic of Adisyn. She’s the person you want at home plate when the game is on the line.”
Why Illinois? “I chose the University of Illinois because it will challenge me academically and athletically. I wanted to be in a place that would help me grow and prepare for the future. culture created by Illinois players and coaches is unparalleled and I can’t wait to be a part of this program.”
Eileen Donahue // Chicago, Illinois // Marist High School // Beverly Bandits // Infield // 5-8
Remarks: Named all-conference for East Suburban Catholic Conference in 2021 and 2022…Earned First-Team All-State honors by Illinois Coaches Association…Won 2021 Illinois High School State Softball Championship …Finished second in the IHSA in 2022…Ranked 54e by Extra Innings Elite 100 Class of 2023 in 2022…Appeared on watch list for 2022 PGF Sophomores vs Juniors softball game in Huntington Beach, CA…Loves baking and decorating cakes…Favorite athlete is Jocelyn Alo.
Coach Perry on Donahue: “Eileen Donahue is a dynamic player who can put on power, but has the versatility to execute the squeeze if that’s what her team needs to achieve victory. She has one of the highest IQs in softball. high of anyone I have seen in a long time. Eileen is an energetic player with natural leadership qualities. We are delighted to welcome Eileen to our team.”
Why Illinois? “I chose Illinois because I will receive a great education while being able to play softball at an elite level. The coaches and players have created a supportive environment that I look forward to being a part of while graduating. from this prestigious university. All of my relatives who have graduated from the University of Illinois have had tremendous success in their careers.”
Delaney Mosley // Washington DC // St. John’s High School // Lady Lightning Gold // Utility // 5-9
Remarks: Four-year varsity letter winner…Named 2022 all-conference first team and all-state first team…Finished as 2022 state runner-up…Favorite athlete is Aliya Andrews…Names father Kevin as the person who most influenced his sports career.
Coach Perry on Mosley: “Delaney Mosley joins us from The Lady Lightning Gold, the same travel organization as all B1G Ten winners Lauren Wiles and Kiana Sherlund. One of the first things we noticed about Delaney was his overall athleticism. When you first see her, your first thought is that she has the build to excel in any sport. She has great reach in the outfield and scales it with authority at home plate.”
Why Illinois? “I chose Illinois because the second I set foot on campus, I felt a sense of belonging. The community on and off the court and the endless support from everyone world are unreal, and I can’t wait to be a part of something big.”