Updated: May 19, 2014
Pronounced like Asia
2014: A speedy player who missed part of the season after having her gall bladder removed … Played in 31 games, starting seven … Batted .286 with a triple … Had one RBI and scored five runs … Stole 15 bases, second-most on the team.
High School: Played for Coach Doris Buzzell at Orange County High School … Hit .564 her senior season with four home runs, six doubles, five triples and 24 RBIs … Was 28-for-28 on stolen bases … Was 19-2 in the circle with a 1.11 ERA … Recorded 244 strikeouts in leading her team to the state semifinals … Earned first-team Group AAA all-state honors as a pitcher … Named the Northwest Region Player of the Year and first-team all-region as a senior … Also earned First-Team All-Commonwealth District honors, along with being named the conference’s player of the year … Named Orange County High School MVP Female Athlete … Named to the Free Lance-Star first team and the Player of the Year … Batted .527 as a junior with an on base percentage of .565 and had 167 strikeouts in the circle with a 0.91 ERA her junior year … Was named first-team all-district, first-team all-region, first-team all-area and earned honorable mention all-state honors for her play … As a sophomore, was first-team all district, first-team all-region, and first-team all state for the Group AA level … As a freshman, earned first-team all-district, first-team all region and first-team all-area honors … Plays travel ball for Coach Walter Pettus and the Richmond Diamonds.
Personal: Aysha Zhane Richardson was born January 13, 1995 on Scotts Airforce Base in St. Clair, IL … The daughter of Scott and Yvette Richardson … Has an older brother, Miles … Enrolled in university studies.