Kate Donaghue

C/2B
Woodsboro, MD
Commitment: East Stroudsburg University
Headshot
Grad:2019
HT:5'3
WT:125 LBS
Throws:Right
Bats:Right
Arm:60 MPH
20 YD:3.25 sec
DATEEVENT ATTENDEDVIDEO
01/13/20172017 Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament Play in this window
02/20/2016Softball Factory Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend  
01/15/20162016 Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament Play in this window
01/01/20162016 Hour Lessons  
11/20/20152015 UA Softball Factory Fall Classic - 16U A Participant  
11/18/2015Under Armour Softball Factory Fall Classic - 16U A Red  
10/04/2015College PREP - Scranton, PA Play in this window
06/22/2015Softball Factory World Series  
03/08/2015National Tryout - Baltimore, MD  
07/21/2014Factory Development Institute National Select Program Play in this window
03/09/2014National Tryout - Baltimore, MD  
 
Kate Donaghue Woodsboro, MD info@factoryathletics.com 855-822-5115
Grad Year:2019Height:5'3Weight: 125 LBS
Primary Pos:C Secondary Pos:2BBats:RightThrows: Right
High School:Walkersville Summer Team:Softball Factory 16u A Red
Exit Velo 65 Hand Size Medium Barrel Accuracy 60% Broad Jump 5'9''
Grip Strength Left:   54.6 Right:   61   5-10-5 Shuttle Left:   5.33 Right:   5.39  
RUNNING 20 yds:   3.25 Home to 1B:    3.57 THROWING Velocity:   60 Arm Strength:   42
CATCHING Receiving:   50 Blocking:   48 Release Time:   2
INFIELD Fielding:   38
RH HITTINGHitting:   45 Power:   42  
OVERALL Position Projection: C Evaluations Are Reviewed By CJ Browder
01/13/2017 - 2017 Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament Kate is a Softball Factory veteran that returns for another event. Since her last outing she shows that she has been working hard to take her catching skill set to the next level. Behind the plate she has a smooth blocking technique and a strong glove. She has a good idea of the zone and does a nice job of framing out pitches. Being more vocal in game play will allow her to lead her defense at all times. In the box she generates good bat speed and during game play she consistently puts the ball in play, forcing the defense to work. Working to stay inside the ball and extending through contact will allow Kate to see an increase in her line drive production. Overall Kate is a dedicated player and with continued exposure she will have the opportunity to take her game to the next level.
01/15/2016 - 2016 Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament Kate is a coachable player that is able to make adjustments to her game. In the box she has a good presence and shows good hand eye coordination. She is a consistent line drive hitter and is able to work opposite field behind her runners. Engaging her lower half consistently will allow her to see an increase in her power production. Behind the plate Kate is a team player and does a nice job of communicating. She has a consistent arm and is able to make strong throws from her knees. She works hard for her pitcher, getting around the ball and working the river for close calls. Being quick in all her actions will allow Kate to be efficient in all aspects of her game. Overall Kate has proven she is dedicated to taking her game to the next level and with continued exposure she will have the opportunity to play at the collegiate level.
11/18/2015 - Under Armour Softball Factory Fall Classic - 16U A Red Kate returns to Softball Factory to show she has been working hard to take her skill set to the next level. During games Kate is an aggressive hitter that is able to put the ball in play consistently. She is a line drive hitter and works to hit behind the runners. Working on seeing the ball deeper into the hitting zone will allow Kate to see more gap-to-gap production. Behind the plate Kate is a team player that works hard every pitch. She is a strong girl with an accurate arm that shows potential to challenge runners. She works to be vocal behind the plate and is able to make adjustments. Trusting her instincts will allow Kate to see quicker pop times, as it will eliminate hesitation. Overall Kate is a coachable player with the tools needed to play at the collegiate level.
10/04/2015 - College PREP - Scranton, PA Kate is a 2019 C with who continues to improve. At the plate, Kate is a line drive hitter who has good pitch selection and likes to work the middle of the field. She uses a square set up with good load in her hands and on time rhythm. Continuing to work on hitting through the ball and getting extended after contact will give Kate more pop. Behind the plate, Kate has good presence. She is vocal, has good body control, and stays low in her stance. Kate is always looking for the next out. Utilizing her lower half more in her throws will increase her velocity. Overall Kate is a leader with great work ethic. She has skills that could transfer to the next level.
06/22/2015 - Softball Factory World Series Kate returns to Softball Factory to show her dedication and hard work is paying off. In the box Kate is a RHH who uses a square stance with good balance and on time rhythm. She has an activated load, works to take a direct route to the ball and extends through the hitting zone. In games she is aggressive at the plate and works to take advantage of pitches in her zone early. Seeing the deeper into the hitting zone will help Kate to have success hitting to all fields. Behind the plate Kate has a good presence. She presents a good target for her pitchers, looks the ball into her glove and receives with soft/sure hands. She makes an efficient transfer, gains ground to her target and makes accurate throws. In games she does not hesitate to challenge runners and helps her team by taking away runners in scoring position. She is fluid to the block and keeps the ball in front. Overall Kate is an athletic player with the work ethic and tools needed to play at the collegiate level.
07/21/2014 - Factory Development Institute National Select Program Kate is a talented C and OF with a well balanced skill set. Defensively, she understands both positions well. Behind the plate, she commands the field while receiving with confidence and keeping the ball in front. Continuing to work on a consistent blocking form in order to gain ground will help to improve range and efficiency. As an OF, she has a quick, accurate arm, fields with confidence, moves quickly to various balls, and stays behind the ball well. Continuing to work on reads and routes as well as fundamentals will help to improve range and efficiency. Overall, Kate is a go getter and sets a tone on the field. As a hitter, she uses a square set up with a back load and short stride before explosively driving the hands through the zone to produce line drive contact. She shows good power and will benefit from keeping her balance centered, an explosive lower half, and timing to improve power on contact, ultimately allowing her to access the entire field effectively. Overall, Kate has a good frame for the position and solid athletic ability to help aid in her continued development as a player.