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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Notre Dame Prep senior Harper Schoeneweis has signed to play at Charleston Southern University and attend the school in the fall.
“What I am most excited about is making new connections with my teammates and a change of scenery,” said Schoeneweis. “I am so excited to move to Charleston. I have not been there yet, but I have heard great things.”
She plans to study biology at the NCAA Division I Big South Conference school.
“Harper will be joining an excellent program with an amazing coach who puts God first and treats her players like family, which is everything I prayed she would find,” said NDP head softball coach Emily Moran. “While Harper’s talent is visible to anyone who watches her, what sets her apart is her work ethic. She refuses to be outworked and she supports her teammates in a way that is very rare among athletes her age.”
Schoeneweis will play for Charleston Southern head coach Christi Mueller. She became the 10th CSU head softball coach in program history after accepting the position in January 2021. She takes over the Buccaneers’ reins bringing 17 years of Division I softball coaching experience with stops at the University of Kansas, the University of New Mexico, and Grand Canyon University.
“I really like how the coach looks out for her players,” said Schoeneweis. “It is more than just a sport for her. She cares about our well-being, and I liked how she coaches.”
Schoeneweis is a career .479 hitter over her three-year career with 20 home runs and 69 runs batted in. She was named the 4A West Valley Region Player of the Year after her junior season. She ranked first in the region in home runs (12) and slugging percentage (.1652), second in batting average at .609 and third in on-base percentage at .647. She also ranked seventh in runs and 10th in runs batted in. The 12 home runs tied for second in the state and she averaged a state-best HR every 4.25 AB. Her 1.625 slug % is third overall in the state rankings.
It is the second career All-Region recognition for Schoeneweis, who was named to the 5A Northeast Valley first team as a freshman.
“Playing softball has been a way for me to create new friendships and meet new people,” said Schoeneweis, who plays for Arizona Storm Mathis. “I have loved all the coaches.”
Schoeneweis will join nine Saints who will participate in the Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Jensen Gym.