HHS Lady Huskies Softball Wall of Fame & Alumni



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Criteria for having a Lady Husky Jersey # retired & having a permanent banner on the outfield wall is by obtaining on one or more of the following four special achievements:  Gatorade Arizona Player of the year,  Played on a D1 NCAA Championship Team being honored as HHS Female Athlete of the Year or being enshrined in the HHS Hall of Fame.

 * Current Retired #’s / Players that have met the above achievements

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The players honored below, had a distinguished HHS softball career obtaining numerous StateNational Awards & Records setting them apart as some of the Top Honored Players in HHS Lady Huskies Softball History.  We honor them below for making our Husky Softball Wall of Fame 🙂  Congratulations to all!  #BigDogsRule


*Jackie Amara – Is a member of the HHS Hall of Fame and was 1986 1st Team Softball Skyline All Region Outfielder, All-Arizona Outfielder & 1986 Horizon High School Athlete of the Year.

*Kim Rondina – Is a member of the HHS Hall of Fame and was Varsity MVP 1992 & 1993 and was 1st Team All-State.  Set 8 HHS Softball Records at the time and was the AIA Scholar Athlete of the year.  1993 Horizon High School Female Athlete of the Year

*#20 Becky Lemke– Becky played on the 1997 State Championship HHS team and also won the * Arizona Player of the Year award in 1997.  Becky was also on the 2001 NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship Team playing for the University of Arizona Wildcats.

Jennifer LangenhuizenIs a member of the HHS Hall of Fame and played on the 1997 State Championship HHS team and was the Arizona High School Female Athlete of the Year 1997. All Region & Scottsdale 1st team 1996-97, Holds HHS & Arizona Career Stolen Base Record.

Christa Pfeninger – Played on the 1997 State Championship HHS team and was also team MVP in 1997.  Christa was named the NFCA Diamond Sport National High School Catcher of the Year.

*#13 Caitlin Benyi Is a member of the * HHS Hall of Fame and was named first-team All-State by the Arizona Republic as a senior. Also earned first-team All-Scottsdale, and was named the Northeast Valley & Scottsdale Tribune Player of the Year along with being named Horizon High School Senior Athlete of the YearCaitlin was on the 2003 & 04 NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship Teams starting for the UCLA Bruins.

*#44 Emily Zaplatosch Is a member of the * HHS Hall of Fame and was Three-time All-State, All-Region and All-City selection in softball, also named an ARCO Best of the West Athlete of the Month recipient by Student Sports along with being named 2000 Scottsdale Tribune Softball Player of the YearEmily was on the 2003 & 04 NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship Teams starting for the UCLA Bruins.

Jaci Hull – Named all-state all four years (twice to the first team and twice to the second team), first-team all-region all four years and the N.E. Valley Player of the Year 2004 & 2005.

Ashley Smuda – Horizon High School team MVP 2005 & 2006. Selected to all-star, all-state, all-Arizona and all-region teams senior year along with being selected Scottsdale Tribune Player of the Year in 2006.

*#17 Katelyn Boyd Horizon High School Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 2008.  Numerous HHS Hitting Records and was a member of the National Women’s Honor Society.  Katelyn was on the 2011 NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship Team starting for the ASU Sun Devils.

Leah White – Horizon High School team MVP in 2010 & 2011.  Numerous HHS Hitting Records. Leah was 2011 Desert Valley Player of the Year, all-region, Scottsdale Republic Player of the Year and 2011 ESPN National First Team All-American. Team Israel Softball 2020

*#88 T Statman Horizon High Schools only 4-time Husky Award winner 2012,13,14 & 15. * HHS Female Athlete of the Year in 2015 & Senior Person of CharacterNumerous HHS Hitting Records & Pitching Records. T was 2015 AiA D1 Sec. III Player of the Year, 2015 All District MVP, 1st team All-State 2013, 14, 15, 2015 DI & II Arizona All-Academic Softball 1st Team, MaxPreps National Underclass & All-American 2012, 13, 14 & 15, 2015 ALL-USA 2nd Team, 3TV Female Athlete of the Year & AZ Republic All-PHX MVP 2013, AZ Gatorade POY Finalist in 2014 & 15. T was the 1st player in Arizona AiA history to amass 1,000 K’s from 43FT.  AiA365 Sports 98.7FM “T” HHS recap  Team Israel Softball 2020

Again, CONGRATULATIONS to this group of student athletes on the high standards they have set on the field of play during there HHS career.  Go Huskies!

(scroll down below for HHS Alumni who play or have played at the collegiate level)


HuskyHonored HHS Lady Husky Coaches 

Coach_KenGoldwineKen Goldwine guided the Horizon Huskies to the state tournament in eight of his nine seasons at the school, with the Huskies winning the Desert Valley Region title five times and won the 5A state title at Phoenix Horizon in 1997. Horizon went 24-9-1 and defeated Oro Valley Canyon del Oro for the title, 7-0.  Ken Goldwine was the region coach of the year four times and the National Federation Coach of the Year in 1999.  Twenty-one Horizon graduates have gone on to earn college scholarships and play at the collegiate level during the Ken Goldwine era.


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Class of 2019

Morgan Leinstock                             Arizona State University

Gabby Cronin                                    University of Colorado UCCS

Ashlyn Senior                                    Phoenix College

Gillian Rinehart                                 University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Tiana Mower                                      Yavapai  Furman University

Class of 2018

No College Softball Signings

Class of 2017

No College Softball Signings

Class of 2016 

Gabby Moreno                                CSU-Pueblo

Sami Wells                                        PVCC

Class of 2015

Jenna Besso                                    University of St. Thomas

Kaila Jacobi                                      Colorado Mesa University

Chelbie Oden                                  Lakeland College

*T Statman                                      University of Arizona #88  

Jordan Wehr                                   Phoenix College; LCU

Class of 2014   

Angelique Pitt                               SCC, PVCC  

Class of 2013 Margaret_StahmASU

Katie Gore                                      PVCC

Margaret Stahm                           Arizona State University #27

Stephanie Wells                            PVCC

Class of 2012    

Sarah Gore  SMCC;                     Jackson State U Nicole_Newbury_GCU

Haley Kalinichenko                    Concordia University Chicago

Nicole Newbury                          Grand Canyon University #9

Class of 2011

Ashley Hall                                  Howard College – TexasLeahWhite__Stanford

Jamie Morgan                            Phoenix College;Ole Miss

Holly Twarog                              PVCC

Leah White                                 Stanford University #5

Class of 2010

Jessica Green                              St. Olaf College

Class of 2009 Shelby Fisher Mississippi State

Shelby Fisher                             Mississippi State #14

Jennifer Lorenzi                        GCC/AZ Christian University

Becca Tikey                                University of ArizonaASU

Class of 2008

Amanda Bolton                            ValparasioKatelyn Boyd ASU

*Katelyn Boyd                              Arizona State University #17

Ashley Eichenberger                   Central AZ/Western NM University

Sara Strickland                             Valparasio

Lindsay Vollmer                           PVCCKinnesaw State

Class of 2007

Jocelyn Horton                              Phoenix CollegeIdaho State

Kim Simons                                    Yavapai Community College

Class of 2006Ashley Smuda UTAH

Heather Eichenberger                   Central AZ CC/Mesa CC

Katie Gilmore                                  University of New Mexico

Lauren Jardine                                PVCC

Nikki Lorenzi                                  Grand Canyon University

Tracy Lubken                                 Kansas;PHX CollegeGCU

Erika Reay                                      Central Arizona CollegeGCU

Ashley Smuda                                Temple UniversityUtah #11

Class of 2005Jaci Hull_UNLV

Jaci Hull                                           UNLV #21

Erin Johnson                                  Florida CC-Jacksonville

Kailey Yarmer                                Phoenix CollegeTulsa University

Class of 2004

No College Softball Signings

Class of 2003Caitin Benyi UCLA

Lindsay Gatti                                   Western Kentucky University

Alex Hawley                                    Grand Canyon University

Class of 2002

*Caitlin Benyi                                  UCLA #19Emily Zaplatosch UCLA

Dani Barnes                                     PVCC

Melanie Laffoon                             Colorado State University

Corey Long                                      Campbell University

Sam Zadel                                        Phoenix CollegeASU

*Emily Zaplatosch                          UCLA #24

Class of 2001Bre DeSanta ASU

Bre DeSanta                                   SDSUASU #17

Carol Forbes                                  San Jose State University

Melissa Young                               Arizona State University

Class of 2000Joy Hull ASU

Joy Hull                                          Phoenix CollegeASU #21

Class of 1999

Laura Huff                                     Grand Canyon University

Class of 1998

Corinne Courtney                         Fordham University

Class of 1997 – State Champions 5ABecky Lempke Arizona

Carly Grainger                             Arizona State University

Jennifer Langenhuizen              Arizona State University

*Becky Lemke                             University of Arizona #00

Christa Pfeninger                       OklahomaPHX CollegeUtah

Class of 1996

Leslie Murphy                            Arizona State University

Class of 1995 Becky Blevins Stanford

Becky Blevins                               Stanford University

Class of 1993

*Kim Rondina                               UNLV

Class of 1992

Lisa Abbott                                  University of North Florida

Class of 1991

Dani Rich                                     University of Utah

Class of 1986

*Jackie Amara                            Arizona State University

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