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Stacey Goyette

Stacey Goyette, one of Butler’s most accomplished players during her time as a Bulldog, returned to the program as an assistant coach in August, 2016. Goyette is actively involved in all aspects of the program, including serving as the team’s pitching coach.

Goyette, then Stacey Wilson, twice earned All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference honors for the Bulldogs, starring at first base, second base, and as a pitcher. She led the MCC in batting (.381) and in doubles (14) during her senior campaign in 1993. She was also named to the MCC All-Tournament Team that season. She earned second-team All-Conference honors in 1992. She played at Butler after a stellar high school career at Shenandoah High School.

Goyette has put together a strong coaching résumé at Shenandoah High School, serving as the varsity softball coach since 2011. She managed all facets of the program and led the team to a 2014 sectional championship.

She has also led successful travel ball programs, guiding the Hoosier Crush Gold 16U team for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The team won the USFA State Championship and was an ASA Midwest Regional qualifier. From 2011-2013, Goyette coached the Indiana Prospects Gold 16U and 18U teams that qualified for PGF and ASA Gold Nationals.

Prior to joining the Butler staff, Goyette served as president and executive board member of the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.

Goyette is available to teach all aspects of softball.

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Rachel Houck

After completing her highly successful collegiate softball career, Rachel Houck has joined Ball State’s softball coaching staff and is teaching at 5 Tool Academy.

Following her outstanding 2017 season, Houck was named to the All-Great Lakes Region Second Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for her outstanding season. She started every game for BSU in the 2017 season and lead the team with a .319 batting average. She scored 51 runs to achieve the highest total in the MAC and lead the team with 35 RBI’s. She also was 16 for 16 on attempted stolen bases.

Houck’s graduated from Mount Vernon High School where she lettered all four years in softball and basketball, finishing her career as the program’s all time home run leader. She was named the 2013 District Four Player of the Year and the IndyStar Sportswoman of the Year.

Houck is available for hitting, fielding and throwing lessons.

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Lyndsay Gadbury

Lyndsay was a truly elite softball player – playing in the highest profile tournaments, winning a state championship, attending college as a full scholarship athlete and making it to the NCAA tournament as a graduate assistant coach.

Lyndsay attended high school in North Burlington, New Jersey where her team won the state championship. She then attended the University of North Carolina Greensboro, as a utility player where she played primarily middle infield as well as catcher. She was twice named “Defensive Player of the Year” as well as “MVP” her senior year. She earned her graduate degree in sports administration from Ball State where she served as the graduate assistant coach. During her tenure, BSU won the MAC and played in the NCAA tournament.

Lyndsay is available for hitting, fielding and catching instruction.

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Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson is an experienced NCAA Division I coach with Super Regional experience. He also played at the Major level of the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) from 2004-2016 as both a pitcher and an outfielder. He was inducted into the NAFA Hall of Fame in 2013 and was the association’s MVP in 2014.

In addition to his current position as Ball State’s pitching coach, he was previously the pitching coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, University of Louisiana-Lafayette and served as the head coach at Faulkner State Community College where he was the winningest coach in the program’s history.

Josh leads a Pitching Academy several times a year at 5 Tool in addition to camps and clinics.

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Carolyn Wilmes

Carolyn Wilmes has successfully pitched three seasons as a starter for Ball State University, including the teams 2015 MAC Championship and berth in the NCAA South Bend Regional. During the 2017 season she successfully threw a no-hitter and has been named MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week on multiple occasions throughout her career.

Wilmes joined the Cardinals after an exceptional career at Evansville’s Mater Dei High School where she earned a school record her senior year with a 12-2 record and a 1.90 ERA. Wilmes also brings 5 years of instructional experience to 5 Tool.

Wilmes is available to teach softball pitching.

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Amanda Arnett

Amanda Arnett enjoyed a successful career as a utility player at Ball State University, entering her senior season as the leading active home run hitter. Over her career, she earned significant playing time at first base, third base, shortstop and as pitcher. During her high school career at Monroe High School, Monroe, Mich., Arnett was named the team’s MVP all four years and was selected four times for first team All Conference. Today, Arnett is a graduate student at Ball State and offers softball lessons in all aspects of the game.

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Note: While 5 Tool memberships are a terrific value, a membership is NOT required to take lessons.

Mark Taylor

Mark’s lifelong passion for baseball earned him a spot in the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame for his high school career at Northside High School. He later played second base for University of South Carolina, where he set fielding records and was team captain his senior year. He has coached championship-winning Little League teams as well as a nationally-ranked youth travel team. His goal for 5 Tool Academy is to instill in each athlete an enthusiasm for the game while building skills, character and ultimately success.

Mark is available for fielding and hitting lessons.

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Cadie O’Donnell

Cadie is a Ball State senior who plays primarily outfield and is an outstanding slap hitter. After lettering all four years in high school and being named Most Valuable Player her junior and senior year, she began her collegiate career at Cowley College, joining Ball State’s team for the 2017 season. Throughout the season she scored 18 runs and finished the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

Cadie is available to teach slap hitting lessons.

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Aeshia Miles

Aeshia Miles has become a dominate force in Ball State’s pitching after playing nearly every position on the team previously. With a 20-10 record  with 2.0 ERA for the 2018 season, Miles exploded in the circle. She previously was a four-year letter winner at Collins Hill High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., where she helped the team win two Georgia State titles.

Aeshia is available to teach pitching lessons.

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Olivia Huffman

After playing her freshman year for South Dakota, Olivia Huffman joined Ball State in 2017 and started as catcher in 55 of a possible 58 games. She continues to lead the team from behind the plate where she is known not only for her exceptional skill as a catcher but also for her desire to compete and work as a team.

Olivia is available to teach hitting and catching lessons.

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Janae Hogg

Batting over .300 for the 2018 season as a sophomore, Janae Hogg continues to make significant contributions to the Ball State Softball program. After starting every game as a freshman in 2017, during the 2018 season Hogg racked up 44 hits and 33 runs. She attended North Central High School in Indianapolis before transferring to Cathedral High School for her final two years while playing for the Indy Dreams-Bell team.

Janae is available to teach hitting lessons.

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Note: While 5 Tool memberships are a terrific value, a membership is NOT required to take lessons.