Here's a look at four high school seniors set to join the Alabama softball program net summer.

“We set out to find the best fits for Alabama softball and were extremely fortunate to find our four signees on the recruiting trail,” said Alabama coach Patrick Murphy. “We look forward to having these outstanding young ladies and their families represent Alabama over the next several years.”

BRAYA HODGES (5’9” – PITCHER – DOTHAN, ALA. – HOUSTON ACADEMY)

Hodges has had quite the career in The Wiregrass area. Here are a few highlights:

  • 866 career strikeouts at Houston Academy
  • 3a ASWA Softball Pitcher of the Year (2022)
  • 3a ASWA All-State First Team (2022)
  • Dothan Diamond Classic All-Tournament team (2022)
  • Houston Academy record for strikeouts with 296 (2022)
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    MARI HUBBARD (5’7” – INFIELD – HUNTSVILLE, ALA. – HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL)

    • No. 22 ranked player in 2024 class by Extra Inning Softball
    • Tennessee Valley High School Softball Terrific 20 (1st Team) (2021-2023)
    • AHSAA North-South All-Star Softball Game (2023)
    • PGF Futures All-American Regional Finalist (2023)
    • Alabama Sports Writer Association 7A All-State Team (2nd Team, Utility) (2021-2022)
    • AL 7A Region 7 All Area Team (2022)

    KENNEDY MARCEAUX (5’7” – INFIELD – KAPLAN, LA. – KAPLAN HIGH SCHOOL)

    • No. 8 ranked player in 2024 class by Extra Innings Softball
    • Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee (2022-23)
    • PGF All-American
    • Seventh-place finish at PGF Nationals
    • Three-time LSCA First Team All-State (2021-23)

    AUDREY VANDAGRIFF (5’11” – OUTFIELD – BOGART, GA. – PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

    • No. 18 ranked player in 2024 class by Extra Innings Softball
    • PGF All-American Junior Team
    • Three-time First Team All-State
    • Three-time Region Player of the Year
    • Fifth-place finish at 2023 PGF Nationals
    • GACA Junior All-Star Game
    • Georgia Dugout Club Senior All-Star Game
    • Holds school record for home runs and stolen bases

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