Softball Signs 9 For 2023

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa softball head coach Renee Gillispie announced the signing of nine softball standouts on Wednesday. Soo-Jin Berry, Devin Bowman, Shamya Clark, Jaylee Ojo, and Jena Young have signed national letters of intent, and Andrea Jaskowiak, Georgia Lessmann, Ellie Lynch, and Devin Simon have accepted written offers of admissions.

“This is a really exciting, well-rounded class,” said Gillispie. “We are adding players that will help continue to grow the culture of Iowa softball. We are happy to welcome these nine amazing players to the Hawkeye family. We can’t wait to see them in the black and gold.”

Of Iowa’s nine signees, three hail from Iowa, two from California, one from Arizona, one from Alabama, and one from Wisconsin.

Soo-Jin Berry
UTL | Pittsburg, Calif. |Clayton Valley Charter | Sorcerer 18U Gabales/Rodriguez

  • Two-time all-state selection
  • First-team all-league

Devin Bowman
IF | Mesa, Ariz. | Mountain View | Arizona Hotshots Gold 18U Downes/Isaacson

  • First-team all-conference selection
  • Two-time first-team all-region

Mya Clark
RHP | Ardmore, Ala. | Athens | D1vision Fastpitch Softball

  • Class 4A Hitter of the Year
  • Class 4A all-area Team
  • Class 4A all-region First Team
  • Class 4A all-state First Team
  • Team MVP
  • No. 41 on Extra Innings Softball Extra Elite 100 rankings

Andrea Jaskowiak
RHP | Madison, Wis. | Vel Phillips Memorial | Top Gun Fastpitch

  • Two-time first-team all-conference
  • Team MVP
  • Team captain
  • Single season record for strikeouts
  • No. 58 on Extra Innings Softball Extra Elite 100 rankings
  • No. 29 on Perfect Game c/o 2023 top 50

Georgia Lessmann
OF | Enterprise, AL| Enterprise | St. Louis Chaos

  • Two-time offensive player of the year
  • All-State honorable mention
  • 2022 area champion
  • Two-time region Super 12 team

Ellie Lynch
IF | Ames, Iowa | Ames | Southeast Iowa All Stars Club

  • Three-time first team all-conference
  • Three-time all-state team selection
  • Two-time team MVP
  • Holds school records for career stolen bases and runs scored

Jaylee Ojo 
RHP | Sacramento, Calif. | Sheldon | LTG 18U Henderson

  • Two-time all-district team selection
  • Two-time section champion
  • 2021 MaxPreps Section Player of the Year (Class of 2023)

Devin Simon
IF | Cascade, Iowa | Cascade | Lady Expos

  • Four-time all-conference team
  • Three-time all-district team
  • Two-time all-state team
  • Holds school’s single-season records for batting average, triples, homeruns, and runs scored

Jena Young
IF | Winterset, Iowa | Winterset | Iowa Bandits

  • All-Tournament state team captain
  • Three-time first team all-conference
  • Three-time all-state team
  • Two-time state champion
  • Holds school’s single-season records for homeruns, runs scored, RBIs, and slugging %