Cedar Ridge Raiders Alumni

Taygan Landrey - 2018

Was a two year letter winner from Jessica Poole at Cedar Ridge Highschool. Was named Academic All-District 2016-2018. Also was awarded underclassman achievement in academics. In her younger years at Cedar Ridge she received Offensive MVP (JV) and awarded for commitment and dedication. 

 

Prior to UMHB Taygan played for the Texas Premier Fastpitch organization. She is now a nursing major at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Taygan will be playing Outfield and Catcher at UMHB. 

UMHB

Erika Richardson - 2018

A 4-year varsity starter at 2B under Coach Jessica Poole, Erika helped lead the Raiders to the District 13-6A title all four years, bi-district championship all four years, and regional quarterfinals in 2017.  Erika was honored as Academic All-District all four years and earned All-District Newcomer of the Year in 2015, All-District in 2016 and 2017, and District MVP in 2018.  Erika posted a .350 batting average or better all four years at Cedar Ridge.

Erika played travel ball for Impact Gold Jacoby under the direction of Kelli Jacoby and the Texas Bombers under the direction of Tony Goins.

Campbell University

AJ Williams - 2018

Lettered four years for Coach Jessica Pool at Cedar Ridge High School … Helped lead the Raiders to the District 13-6A title all four years as well as the bi-district championship all four years … Led the program to the regional championship in 2017 … 4-time all-district honoree, including first team in 2018 … Earned the All-Star Golden Glove Award at the 2018 Greater Austin All-Star game … Batted .300 with three home runs as a senior … Named Academic All-District in 2015, 2017 and 2018 … Played travel ball for the Texas Blaze and coach John Carpenter.

AJ will be the main utility player and will see playing time at1B/3B and the OF for the La Tech Lady Bulldogs.

They are the preseason favorite to win C-USA and she hopes to play a major role in getting her team to the NCAA 

college world series.

LA Tech

Breanna Hernandez - 2017

Prior to UIW.

Breanna Hernandez is a 5-9 infielder from The Woodlands, Texas. A letterwinner in softball at Cedar Ridge High School, Hernandez was a three-time District Pitcher of the Year and also won District Newcomer of the Year honors as a freshman and Team Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.  As a freshman, she hit .372 with 17 RBI, while striking out 143 batters in the circle. As a sophomore, she hit .346 with 29 RBI and striking out 127 opponents in the circle, where she later earned Team Player of the Year accolades.
 
Hernandez was named Academic All-District and played club softball for the Texas Stix Softball Organization. She plans to major in rehab science at UIW.

UIW

Heaven Burton - 2016

Prior to Texas Tech.

Was a two-sport athlete, competing in softball and volleyball … spent freshman season at Fort Bend Bush High School, sophomore season at Hutto High School and final two seasons at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas … played in center field throughout high school career … named Offensive Player of the Year for District 13-6A in senior season after hitting .462 with a .635 slugging percentage and .517 on base percentage … also named to the Premier Girl’s Fastpitch (PGF) Southwest Regional All-American Team … posted a .532 average and 12 stolen bases and was named District 17-5A Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore at Hutto HS in 2014 … as a freshman in 2013, hit .624 and collected 24 stolen bases at Fort Bend Bush HS … was a first team all-district choice in 2013 and 2014 and second team honoree in 2015 … helped lead Cedar Ridge to a district championship both seasons at the school (2015, 2016) … played travel ball for Diamond Sports Hotshots (junior-senior) and Impact Gold Sessum (freshman-sophomore) … on the volleyball court, competed at outside hitter, middle blocker and defensive specialist … left Cedar Ridge as one of the Top 5 blockers in school history.

Louisiana- Lafayette Univ.

Christiana McDowell - 2016

Prior to Texas State
District MVP, Academic All-State and All State
Competed with the Texas Blaze Organization who took 1st place in the Triple Crown Nationals in New York City in 2016.

Texas State University

Hailey Clendennen - 2013

Prior to Austin College
Three-year letterwinner for head coach Jessica Poole at Cedar Ridge High School. 

Austin College

Nicole Merrill - 2013

Prior To UTSA
Three-year letterwinner at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas, after earning a letter at Stony Point High School … played for head coach Jessica Poole at Cedar Ridge and was a two-time first-team All-District 16-4A selection and twice was tabbed the team’s Defensive MVP … as a junior, she went 10-3 with a 1.53 ERA in district play and batted .436 to help give the Raiders a postseason berth … she was named team captain the last three seasons … earned academic all-district honors all four seasons and academic all-state laurels as a senior … also was a member of the National Honor Society … played select ball for the Texas Blaze Gold and qualified for Gold Nationals in 2011 and 2012 along with PGF Premier Gold Nationals in 2013.

Personal
Full name is Nicole Renee Merrill … born April 22, 1995, in Phoenix, Ariz. … daughter of Steve and Erica Merrill … has a sister, Madison … majoring in health.

UTSA

Kaleigh Singleton - 2013

Prior to UCF
Three-year letterwinner for head coach Jessica Poole at Cedar Ridge High School.  Played freshman campaign at Stoney Point High School earning 2010 5A District 14 Newcomer of the Year and All-District First Team.  2013 5A District 16 Offensive MVP, Academic All-State and All-District.  2012 All-District Defensive MVP and Academic All-District.  Two-time Cedar Ridge Team MVP (2011, 2013).  Competed with the Texas Blaze, who made three trips to the ASA Gold Nationals.  Member of the National Honor Society and PALS

Personal
Born in Asheville, N.C....Daughter of Billy and Beverly Singleton...Brother: Cameron...Majoring in sport & exercise science

University of Central Florida

Emma Stipe - 2013

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Jessica Poole at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas … led the team with a .390 batting average, .530 on-base percentage and .623 slugging percentage and added 53 assists as a sophomore … finished second on the team with a .462 batting average as a junior … earned MVP, academic all-district and second team all-district honors as a junior while helping the team to a third-place finish at the 4A district championships … was the captain for the Raiders her senior year … earned academic all-district honors as a junior and was honored for her 5.0 and above GPA her sophomore and junior years … finished in the top four percent of her class … a National Honor Society Member.

PERSONAL: Born Emma Rose Stipe on Feb. 25, 1995, in Oak Lawn, Ill. … parents are Richard and Lisa Stipe … is a triplet to brother Henry and sister Julia … has a younger sister, Annaclaire … major is kinesiology.  

Corpus Christi A&M

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