Three more players with outstanding credentials have joined the new Iowa Women's Softball League for the 2017 campaign.
Lexi Ferrari of Kirkwood, DoniRae Mayhew of Kirkwood and Morgan Christner of Illinois State are the latest players to enroll, becoming the 22nd, 23rd and 24th players in the program.
Ferrari, a middle infielder, hit .398 with 50 RBIs for Kirkwood last season as a freshman and helped the Eagles reach the national tournament. She earned all-state honors during her prep career at Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Ill.
Mayhew, a pitcher and corner infielder, received all-state honors during all five of her years at Bettendorf High School. She finished her prep career this past summer with 59 home runs, which ranks No. 3 all-time in Iowa, and is now a freshman at Kirkwood.
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Christner, a pitcher, was a four time all-state selection at New London High School and made the all-tournament team at the state tournament in 2013 and 2015. She led the state with a 405 strikeouts in 2015 and is currently a freshman at Illinois State.
The Iowa Women's Softball League has been formed by the Metro Sports Report to give college players an opportunity to play in a competitive summer league and is the only program of its kind in Iowa.