The Northpoint Academy Ravens finished their regular season as the number one ranked team in CAA softball and then advanced through the playoffs to claim their title as our 2021 HS State Champions (19-2)! After their final win of the year, CAA had the chance to catch up with the Raven’s catcher and captain.
Taylor Poole #66
Taylor is a senior and captain on this years number 1 ranked softball team! She plays center, 3rd and catcher. Taylor has great speed and power and is a great defensive outfielder. She has played softball since she was 5 years old and currently plays club softball for the Prescott Lady Hawks. Her athletic talents don’t end there, Taylor is also a good basketball player and excels on the court playing volleyball! After graduation, she hopes to play volleyball at Yavapai community college or potentially join a college softball team! We are confident that whichever sport she chooses to pursue, that she will achieve great things. Not to mention that she also holds a 4.0 GPA.
“This season has been amazing, especially since mom and dad (Michelle and Dale) are my coaches. Winning the state championship was a dream come true,” she said.
Hayden Harris #13
Hayden Harris is also a senior catcher and 3rd baseman and was also selected to be a captain. Hayden’s goal came true, she wanted to win a second state championship in the CAA after winning the 2019 state championship! She currently plays club softball for the very good Firecrackers / Erickson team traveling the country competing against the best teams.
All her hard work has paid off as she has committed to playing at the next level at Colorado Northwestern and hopes to move up to a D1 program in the future! Hayden is one of the best softball players the CAA has ever had, she is a stellar defensive player behind the plate as well as 3rd. Her offense is a blend of average, power and speed! Hayden is a rock star off the field as well with a 4.0 GPA and number one in her class!
Good luck Taylor and Hayden on all your future endeavors! You will always be a member of the CAA family!