May 15, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia softball head coach Joanna Hardin announced the addition of Jessica Hanflink and Madi Wilson to the Cavaliers’ recruiting class on Tuesday (May 15).
Hanflink hails from Ormond Beach, Fla., while Wilson brings a local flair out of Chesapeake, Va. Both have enjoyed a wealth of success in high school and on the club circuits.
The duo joins eight incoming freshmen from the early signing period to grow the Cavaliers' class to 10.
“We are really excited to add Jessica and Madi to the team,” head coach Joanna Hardin said. “They are both excellent students and competitive athletes who have balanced athletics and challenging academics throughout high school, giving them a strong understanding of how to compete on and off the field.
“Madi will add depth behind the plate and on the corners of the infield,” Hardin continued. “Jessica brings an influx of speed and a lot of savvy to the outfield. We’re looking forward to welcoming both of them in the fall.”
Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fla.
High School: Spruce Creek
Club Team: Florida Storm Orlando
Hanflink was a four-year letterman at Spruce Creek High School. She helped lead the Hawks to district titles in each of her last three seasons. In 2017, Hanflink earned All-State honorable mention at the 9A level in addition to second team All-Volusia County honors.
In the 2017 travel season, she hit .484 with a .529 on-base percentage. In the classroom, Hanflink is an International Baccalaureate student and earned the award for highest GPA in each of her four years of high school.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Club Team: Virginia Legends
Wilson was a four-sport athlete at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, competing in field hockey, cross country and swimming in addition to softball. As a senior on the diamond, she is hitting .564 for the Saints. Wilson is a three-time All-State selection for the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association and a three-time All-Conference honoree in the Tidewater Conference.
The newcomer served as team captain for each of the past three years for both the softball and swimming teams at Nansemond-Suffolk. Wilson excelled in the pool, being named the most valuable swimmer in each of her for years with the Saints. In the classroom, Wilson is a member of the National Honor Society.
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