Graduation Year: 2025
Year of Birth: 2007
Primary Position: Pitcher
Secondary Position: Outfielder
Travel Ball Organization: Hanover Lady Hornets
Travel Ball Team: 14U 2024 Kelley/Long
Summary: Sophia Peterson started 14U softball at age 12. She is a proven starting pitcher, corner outfielder, and power hitter. Since age 9, she has worked weekly with pitching instructor Jackie Magill at Rita Lynn Gilman’s Softball Pitching Shop and gained fundamental experience at the 10U and 12U travel ball levels. As a pitcher, Sophia led her 14U travel ball team in strikeouts and was second on the team in innings pitched and ERA in the Fall 2019 season (her first season with the Hanover Hornets).
Most recently, Sophia pitched at the private school varsity level (early Spring 2020) and in travel ball tournament play (Summer and Fall 2020) at the PGF and USA Softball (Class A) levels.
Sophia led her 14U travel team in wins, ERA, innings pitched, and first pitch strikes during the Summer and Fall 2020 seasons.
Sophia also takes weekly hitting lessons with UVA Softball Team Alum Tabby Dabney and has trained with former Softball All-American Michele Hawkins-McHenry. Sophia led her 14U travel ball team in batting average and tied for the team lead in RBI’s in the Fall 2019 season.
For the Summer 2020 season, Sophia led the team in extra-base hits, and for the Fall 2020 season, Sophia finished in the top four on the Hornets for batting average with runners in scoring position and for quality at-bats. Sophia was the youngest player on her Hornets team.
Hometown: Ashland, VA
High School: Homeschooled
School Team: Virginia Lady Patriots Homeschool Varsity (Coach: Ken Adams)
Primary Pitches: Fastball (Top Recorded Speed: 62 MPH), Changeup, Drop Ball
Secondary/Developing Pitches: Rise Ball
Softball Camps Attended
- Liberty University Pitching and Catching Camp (2018, 2019)
- UVA Summer Elite Camp (2019)
- Liberty University Team Camp (2019)
- George Washington University Team Camp (2019)
Tournament / Camp Schedule (Fall 2020 – Winter 2021)
- PGF Queen City Classic (Locust, NC) 9/12-9/13
- USA Softball Help Save the Next Girl (Salem, VA) 9/19-9/20
- USA Softball VA Fall State Championship (Richmond) 10/3-10/4
- Starz Gold HFL Mid Atlantic Fall Showcase (Richmond) 10/17-10/18
- USA Softball Diamond Classic Fall Exposure (Tyger River Park, SC) 10/24-10/25
- Scenic City Fall Showcase (Cleveland, TN) 11/7-11/8
- USA Softball Winter World Series (Myrtle Beach) 11/14-11/15
- USSSA Select 30 National Training Camp (Viera, FL) 1/15-1/18
1. Changeup at Pitching Lesson with Jackie Magill (Spring 2020)
2. Last pitch to save victory over Fredericksburg Christian Varsity (Spring 2020)
3. Strikeout (1 of 11 in six innings) vs Runner Up of USA Softball 14U East Coast Showdown (Summer 2020)
4. Extra Base Hit at USA Softball 14U East Coast Showdown (Summer 2020)
5. Extra Base Hit at USA Softball 14U Class A National Championship (Summer 2020)
6. Hitting Lesson with Tabby Dabney (Fall 2020)
7. Homerun in Scenic City 14U Super Pool (Fall 2020)
Player Contact Form
(Note: Form entries are sent to Brent Peterson, Sophia’s father, due to NCAA age restrictions for direct player contact.)