Softball Announces Class of ’22 Recruits – Boston College Athletics

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College softball has announced that five student-athletes have signed their National Letter of Intent to join the Eagles in the fall of 2022, according to head coach Amy Kvilhaug. This nationally ranked class (#47 according to Extra Inning Softball) has one player coming from Louisiana, one from North Carolina, one from Pennsylvania, and two from Arizona.

Joining the Eagles are LHP Halie Pappion of Lake Charles, La., OF Aleyah Terrell of Greensboro, N.C., RHP Gabby Aughton of Gibsonia, Pa., C/1B Maycee Hilt of Peoria, Ariz., and UTL Meghan Schouten of Paradise Valley, Ariz.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the 2022 recruiting class and their families. They are all such wonderful people,” says Kvilhaug. “As we continue to build a strong foundation for future success for Boston College softball, the ’22’s will add power, speed, athleticism and pitching to the mix. All of our commits play travel ball at the highest level and many have competed for national championships and have won high school state championships. It goes without saying that we have a group of competitive winners joining the BCSB family. It’s been fun watching the chemistry of the class already begin to mold as the girls have begun forming friendships and bonds well before arriving on The Heights. It will certainly help the student-athletes having this kind of familiarity with one another both on and off the field at Boston College.”

Halie Pappion, LHP, Lake Charles, La.

  • Attends Barbe High School
  • Plays travel ball for EC Bullets Schnute
  • Ranked T-32nd overall (13th ranked pitcher) in 2022 class nationally by Extra Inning Softball
  • Led Barbe High to a 31-2 record and state championship in 2021
  • 19-1 record, 1.49 ERA, and 186 Ks in 129.0 IP in 2021 high school season
  • Also hit 9 home runs in 2021 high school season

Coach K on Halie: “Halie is a talented and highly decorated lefty, throws in the mid-60’s, changes speeds well, and has won several championships. Pap significantly deepens our pitching staff and will figure to be an impact pitcher for us. I am excited to see what she will do for us in the ACC.”

Aleyah Terrell, OF, Greensboro, N.C. 

  • Attends Page High School
  • Plays travel ball for Mojo Fisher
  • Ranked T-44th overall (22nd ranked outfielder) in 2022 class nationally by Extra Inning Softball
  • Batted .445 with RISP during summer 2021
  • Had 28 stolen bases on 30 attempts (93.3%) during summer 2021
  • Runs track in high school, set N.C. state records as a freshman for 100 meter dash

Coach K on Aleyah: “We are thrilled to add Aleyah to the Eagle family. She is one of the best outfielders in the country adding depth to our OF and speed and athleticism to our lineup. She’s a fiery competitor and super hard worker who will elevate the play of everyone around her. She hit lead-off for one of the best teams in the country last summer so has a great deal of high level experience.”

Gabby Aughton, RHP, Gibsonia, Pa. 

  • Attends Pine-Richland High School
  • Plays travel ball for Top Gun
  • Ranked T-91st overall (34th ranked pitcher) in 2022 class nationally by Extra Inning Softball
  • Led Pine-Richland High School to its first playoff win in over 20 years
  • 10-2 record with a 2.29 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 74 innings pitched in 2021 with Top Gun 18U
  • Grandfather pitched at Ohio University. Two of her cousins also played collegiate softball 

Coach K on Gabby: “Gabby is a hard throwing righty who will add depth to our pitching staff and has demonstrated that she can pitch successfully at the highest level. She is a detail oriented pitcher that loves to put the work in. She had a great summer with Top Gun and we are excited about what she will do for us at BC.”

Maycee Hilt, C/1B, Peoria, Ariz.

  • Attends Liberty High School
  • Plays travel ball for AZ Hotshots
  • .425 batting average, 30 home runs, 142 RBI, 1.245 OPS, 40% caught stealing percentage in two seasons with AZ Hotshots (2020-2021)
  • 2021 Desert Valley Region Player of the Year
  • 4 year varsity starter for softball and basketball

Coach K on Maycee: “We expect Maycee to add much needed power to our lineup. She has great softball IQ and will look to split time behind the plate and at 1B for us.”

Meghan Schouten, UTL, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

  • Attends Xavier College Preparatory High School
  • Plays travel ball for Athletics Mercado
  • .293 batting average, 7 home runs, 21 RBI, 1.139 OPS with Xavier College Prep in spring 2021
  • Two time All-Region second team selection (2019, 2021)
  • 2021 6A Arizona State Champion

Coach K on Meghan: “We are really excited about Meghan and the defensive versatility she brings to the program. She is a high energy player who just continues to improve. Meghan will also be looked to add power to our offense.”