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TRACKING THE GRADS: District softball players excelling in college

Thomas Jefferson grad Michaela Patton is currently playing her freshman season at Savannah State University in Georgia.  - Savannah State University
Thomas Jefferson grad Michaela Patton is currently playing her freshman season at Savannah State University in Georgia.
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Hannah Kiyohara — The University of Louisville softball team is ranked seventh this season and have a 42-7 record. The Thomas Jefferson High School graduate is playing her junior season for the Cardinals.

Kiyohara is currently hitting .319 in 46 games this season with 24 runs, three double, one triple, two home runs and 23 RBIs. She has started 44 games at numerous positions.

As a freshman, Kiyohara was named first-team, All-Big East Conference becoming the first true freshman in Louisville history to receive that honor. She hit .331 in 49 games and scored 19 runs with two doubles and 22 RBIs.

Christi Bruin — The 2010 Jefferson grad is playing her junior season at New York University-Poly in Brooklyn, NY. The Blue Jays are currently 23-11. Bruin is a catcher and infielder and is hitting .312 with 10 runs, 11 doubles, one triple and 24 RBIs, which leads the team.

Sarah Petosa — The 2010 Todd Beamer graduate is playing her junior season at Seattle University. The outfielder has played in 44 of the Redhawks' 48 games this season and is hitting .212 with 18 runs, two doubles and two RBIs. She is also leading the team with 12 stolen bases. Seattle U is 20-28 on the season.

Taylor Winton — The 2010 Todd Beamer grad is currently playing her junior year at Marshall University in West Virginia. The catcher has played in 25 games this season, starting 17. Winton is hitting .154 with one home run and two RBIs for the Thundering Herd. Marshall is currently 29-19 overall and 11-9 in Conference USA play.

Erin Fujita — The 2009 Jefferson grad is playing her senior season at Hawaii Pacific University. Fujita is hitting .214 this season with 17 runs, two triples and nine RBIs. Hawaii Pacific is 30-17 on the season in NCAA Division II.

Allie Crowe — The Jefferson grad is playing her sophomore year at Western Washington. The infielder has played in 18 games, starting 12, and is hitting .229 with four runs, two doubles and three triples. Western is 16-14 on the season.

Emma Blauser — The Beamer grad is playing her freshman season at Western Washington. The infielder is hitting .143 in 22 games with six runs and a double.

Erin Slater — The Decatur grad is playing her sophomore season at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. The first baseman has started 36 games and is hitting .189 with nine runs, two doubles, a triple, a home run and six RBIs. Macalester is 13-25 on the season.

Lexi Goranson — The Jefferson grad is playing her freshman season at Portland State. The outfielder has played in 26 games and is hitting .231 with eight runs. Portland State is 19-29 on the season.

Michaela Patton — The TJ grad is playing her freshman season at Savannah State University in Georgia. Patton, an infielder, is hitting .322 with 33 runs, nine doubles, two home runs and 17 RBIs. Savannah State is 21-22 on the season.

Spencer Sherwin — The Decatur graduate is playing her junior season at Pacific Lutheran University. Sherwin, an outfielder, is hitting .329 with 22 runs, one double, three triples and eight RBIs. PLU is 27-17 on the season and 18-10 in the Northwest Conference. The Lutes and Sherwin won the NCAA Division III national championship last season.

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