Graduation Year: 2025
Hometown: Ashland, VA
Primary Position: RHP
Secondary Positions: 1B / OF
Travel Ball Team: Virginia Glory 16U National – Christiansen
Jersey #: 5
Phone: (804) 658-6531
NCAA Eligibility ID: 2201417405
SportsRecruits Page: Sophia Peterson
- Travel Ball Coach: Colin Christiansen (717) 802-2183
- Pitching Coach: Jackie Magill (843) 906-2214
- Hitting Coach: Tabby Dabney (540) 841-7226
- Strength Coach: JC Harmon (804) 401-0409
- High School Coach: Ken Adams (804) 586-9825
Hi! I’m a 2025 RHP/1B/OF. Previously, I played with the Hanover Lady Hornets organization for 3 years and for the Mojo travel ball organization for 1 year. In July 2023, I accepted an invitation to join the new Virginia Glory 16U National team coached by Colin Christiansen, starting with the Fall 2023 season.
I’m homeschooled (GPA: 4.0) and play spring high school ball for the Virginia Homeschool Varsity Lady Patriots team coached by Ken Adams. We play a competitive varsity schedule versus private and public high schools in Virginia. In Spring 2023, the Lady Patriots had a Top 5 strength of schedule (out of 300+ Virginia schools).
Coach Adams’ homeschooled daughters played collegiately for Mississippi State and Longwood. Valerie Cagle of Clemson also played for the Virginia Homeschool team.
Since age 9, I’ve trained weekly with pitching instructor Jackie Magill at Rita Lynn Gilman’s pitching shop. I also have weekly hitting lessons with hitting instructor and UVA softball alum Tabby Dabney.
- Rise Ball (High and Low Rise)
- Change Up
- Drop Ball
Top Recorded Statistics
- Pitch Speed: 64 MPH (Rita Lynn Gilman’s Pitching Shop – Multiple times and radars)
- Overhand Throw Speed: 67 MPH (East Carolina Camp – Dec 2022)
- Bat Exit Velocity: 72 MPH (Travel Ball Team Practice)
Upcoming Team Schedule (Fall 2023)
- UVA Team Camp (Charlottesville, VA) 9/17
- Newtown Rock Invitational 18U Invitational (Newtown, PA) 10/7 – 10/8
- PGF Diamond Direction Invitational (Spartanburg, SC) 10/14 – 10/15
- Ray Seymour Invitational (Newberry, FL) 10/20 – 10/22
- ACFL Fall Championship (Richmond, VA) 10/28 – 10/29
- Atlanta Veterans Showcase (Marietta, GA) 11/10 – 11/12
Recent Team Schedule (Spring / Summer 2023)
- PGF Florida Fastpitch Classic (Newberry, FL) 2/18 – 2/19
- PGF Georgia State Championship (Dalton, GA) 5/13 – 5/14
- PGF Atlanta Memorial Day Classic (Dalton, GA) 5/27 – 5/29
- PGF Show Me the Money (Newberry, FL) 6/8 – 6/11
- Scenic City T25 Showcase (Dalton, GA) 6/21 – 6/23
- IDT (Boulder, CO) 6/28 – 7/2
- Glory Strike Out Cancer (Arlington, VA) 7/8 – 7/9
- Triple Crown Nationals (Cumming, GA) 7/10 -7/13
In Spring 2023, I led my varsity team in wins, ERA (1.67), innings pitched (46), and strikeouts (62) as a starting pitcher. In the lineup, I batted 4th and led the team in RBIs and was second on the team in batting average (.400) and HRs.
In the Spring / Summer 2022 travel ball season across 52 games, I batted .431 with 8 HRs and 53 RBIs. In the circle, I recorded 76 Ks across 79 innings.
In the Spring 2022 high school varsity season as a freshman, I was second on the team in wins and innings pitched while first in strikeouts. At the plate, I led the team in doubles and RBIs across 17 games and was second on the team in HRs.
In the Fall 2021 travel ball season across 42 games, I batted .423 (with a .621 quality at bats %). My batting average with runners in scoring position was .480 and my overall slugging percentage was .704. In the circle, I faced 261 batters with an ERA of 3.93.
In Spring 2021, I led the Virginia Homeschool Varsity softball team in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts. I also led the team with a .475 batting average. The homeschool team played 27 games in private school varsity matchups and local 16U/18U travel ball tournaments. The spring homeschool roster included 15 travel ball players (three of whom are D2 and D3 softball commit seniors).
In the Fall and Summer 2020 travel ball seasons, I led the Hanover Lady Hornets 2024 team in wins, ERA, innings pitched, and first pitch strikes. In the Fall, I also finished in the top four for batting average with runners in scoring position and for quality at-bats. In the Spring/Summer 2021 season, I was also one of the team leaders with a .333 batting average, .530 quality at bats %, and 24 RBIs. I also contributed 7 wins in the circle and had a perfect fielding record as a pitcher and outfielder.
Changeup for the Win at PGF Diamond Direction!— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) October 14, 2023
🆚 Firecrackers Medina/Miller
📆 Saturday 10/14
🕒 4:00 PM
📍 Tyger River Park Field 12 pic.twitter.com/OvLmKiSMws
Favorite pitches from Sunday play in PA 🔥 pic.twitter.com/InxhIEvmtL— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) October 9, 2023
Challenge accepted 🎯 Riseball under the noodle and through the hoop! pic.twitter.com/HitiKVq9GG— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) July 6, 2023
Here are some of my favorite pitches from Scenic City Top 25 this week! Gave up one hit and zero runs across three games 🔥 pic.twitter.com/BVmGQBFKny— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) June 24, 2023
Ended this varsity season with a bang! 💣💥 pic.twitter.com/GAqEBfvsra— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) May 11, 2023
Struck out 12 batters today in a complete game 4-2 victory for my varsity team! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/x0McMcpROb— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) April 27, 2023
My varsity team won again (final score 6-2)!! 🎉 Pitched a complete game with 8 K’s 🔥 Also added these 3 hits at the plate! 💪 pic.twitter.com/yZZLysDcE2— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) March 31, 2023
My favorite pitches from yesterday’s game against the reigning state champions 🥎 pic.twitter.com/uPn4Ewkup8— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) March 19, 2023
RBI double off the fence in the MS Bombers Fall Invite championship game! 💪 My team went undefeated and won the 16U Gold bracket! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/169FRS94iD— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) November 1, 2022
We increased the difficulty this week on the riseball challenge by adding a pool noodle for the ball to travel under before going through the hoop!🥎🎯@jackie_magill @ritalynngilman pic.twitter.com/DxYZgplUW2— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) September 14, 2022
Labor Day distance pitching 💪 pic.twitter.com/KJnB1kGfGZ— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) September 5, 2022
Ended the season on a riseball K 🔥 pic.twitter.com/FTZWci3qL6— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) July 31, 2022
Pitched two innings in relief today at @AllianceOpenNat to help @LadyHornets2025 wrap up pool play with a #2 seed!— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) July 28, 2022
Struck out all six batters faced with riseballs and change ups 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/ilmJRh92h9
Riseball strikeout pitch in state championship game 🔥 – along with my 10th hit of the tourney 💪 pic.twitter.com/DcfVS9nodb— Sophia Peterson (@SophiaP2025) June 20, 2022
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Past Last Updated: October 24, 2023