Willow Houston

C/OF
Austin, TX
Commitment: Coastal Bend College
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Grad:2019
HT:5'7
WT:139 LBS
Throws:Right
Bats:Right
Arm:59 MPH
20 YD:3.01 sec
DATEEVENT ATTENDEDVIDEO
07/08/20162016 UA Softball Factory Mid America Championship - 16U A Participant  
07/06/2016Softball Factory Mid America Championship Play in this window
01/09/2016National Tryout - San Antonio, TX  
11/05/2015Softball Factory Hall of Fame Select Training  
09/27/2015College PREP - Austin, TX Play in this window
Willow Houston Austin, TX info@factoryathletics.com 855-822-5115
Grad Year:2019Height:5'7Weight: 139 LBS
Primary Pos:C Secondary Pos:OFBats:RightThrows: Right
High School:NYOS Charter School Summer Team:Softball Factory 16u
Exit Velo 60 Hand Size n/a Barrel Accuracy 75% Broad Jump 6'11''
Grip Strength Left:   61 Right:   76.6   5-10-5 Shuttle Left:   5.07 Right:   4.9  
RUNNING 20 yds:   3.01 Home to 1B:    3.87 THROWING Velocity:   59 Arm Strength:   50
CATCHING Receiving:   50 Blocking:   50 Release Time:   2.07
OUTFIELD Fielding:   45
RH HITTINGHitting:   45 Power:   48  
OVERALL Position Projection: C
07/06/2016 - Softball Factory Mid America Championship Willow is a 2019 catcher that always wants to gain more knowledge and experience of the game. Defensively, Willow has efficient feet behind the plate and displays a strong set up. She receives the ball out in front of her body with sure hands and sticks the ball where it's pitched. Willow has the proper footwork when throwing to bases and also blocks the ball well in all directions. By working more on her arm slot and glove control, Willow will be a stronger threat behind the plate. Offensively, Willow has good box presence and brings a calm presence to the plate. She activates her hands well with her load and launches on time to contact. Willow makes consistent hard contact and extends through the zone well to display gap to gap power. By working on extending on the same plane as contact and exploding more with her lower half, Willow will become more powerful with consistent line drives. Overall, Willow will continue to work hard on what she has learned to take her game to a new level.
11/05/2015 - Softball Factory Hall of Fame Select Training Willow returns to Softball Factory to show she is ready to work hard to take her skill set to the next level. Willow is an athletic player with a raw skill that shows natural power. In the box Willow is an aggressive RHH. She shows good hand/eye coordination and is ready to hop on pitches in her zone. She makes hard/consistent contact and shows plus power potential. Working generate more bat speed will allow Willow to see consistent power production and long ball results. Behind the plate Willow has an athletic stance and a good presence. She has a strong arm and is able to challenge base runners at each bag. She presents a good target and works to get her pitcher close calls in the river. Working to get her hips around the ball when blocking will allow Willow to keep the ball in front and allow her to look for the next play. Overall Willow has the tools needed to play at the collegiate level and with continued coaching and exposure she will have that opportunity.
09/27/2015 - College PREP - Austin, TX Willow is a 2019 C with a balanced skill set. In the box Willow is a RHH that uses a square stance with good balance and fluid rhythm. She generates good bat speed, makes consistent contact and extends thru the hitting zone. She is a line drive hitter that works the gaps. Adding a consistent stride/load to her swing will allow her to take a direct route to the ball and maximize her power potential. Behind the plate Willow has an athletic presence and communicates well with her team. She presents a good target, looks the ball in and receives with sure hands. She uses the proper arm slot and makes accurate throws to her target. Transferring closer to her ear will allow Willow to make a quicker transfer and see and decrease in her pop time. She reads the ball well in the dirt and reacts quickly to the block. Having a lower stance will allow Willow to make a smooth transition to the block and will allow her to get around the ball more. Overall Willow is an athletic player with the tools needed to play at the collegiate level and with the right coaching she will have that opportunity.