NCAA ID# 2009918132
NCAA ID# 2009918132

High School Coach

Donnie Tizzano

My name is Donnie Tizzano and I am the Head Softball Coach at Willow Canyon high school in Surprise, Arizona. I am reaching out to you today on behalf of one of my players, Alannah Rogers. Alannah is very interested in participating in the International Summer Games. I believe she will be a great addition to the roster.I have had the privilege of knowing Alannah for 8 years. I coached her older sister Alexis when Alexis attended Willow Canyon. From early on, you can see Alannah was a different type of player. She could not get enough of softball. She wanted to learn as much as she could. Alannah has so much fun playing the game and that was evident from an early age. Currently Alannah is entering her sophomore season and she is already one of the greatest players we have had at Willow Canyon. She has all the tools to play at the highest levels of the game. Alannah has set a number of single season records as a freshman and she will continue to break records as she progresses through high school. She is the best position player we have regardless of the position we play her. She is also our best pitcher and usually throws all of big games. Nothing seems to rattle Alannah and she is always up for a challenge. Alannah has a number of big division 1 schools (including Stanford) interested in her, which speaks to her talent on the field. What sets Alannah apart in my opinion is not only her work effect, but the type of person she is. Alannah has a motor that does not stop. Every day and that is not an exaggeration, Alannah will reach out to me for extra repetitions. Whether it is for hitting or fielding, she is always trying to improve and she never satisfied with what she has accomplished in the past. This year Alannah signed up for a new challenge, she is a member of the wrestling team at Willow Canyon. Alannah saw how the wrestling team condition and decided she would benefit from that sort of a workout. In a few short weeks, with no experience in wrestling, Alannah has become one of the better female wrestlers on the team, finishing 3rd in her first invitational meet. Alannah plays club softball for Hotshots Georges which is one of the best club teams in Arizona. Although she is extremely active, these activities have not hindered Alannah in the classroom. She takes all honors at Willow Canyon and maintains a GPA over 4.5. At the time of this email, Alannah is ranked 28th in her class of 472 students. We are fortunate at Willow Canyon to have a number of high character players on our roster and Alannah sets the tone for this group. She comes to everything we do with a smile on her face, she greets every player as if they have been friends for years, and she is the most respectful player to coaches, umpires, and opponents that I have ever seen. In short, she is exactly what every coach would want from a player. I want to thank you for taking the time to read this email. Alannah Rogers is a once in a lifetime player and I highly recommend her for a roster spot. If you have any questions or need any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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