University of Iowa Athletics

#29 Sophia Maras

Height 5-5
Class Jr.
Hometown Johnston, Iowa
High School Johnston
Previous School DMACC
Sophia Maras - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • 2021 First-team All-Region ICCAC.
  • 2021 ICCAC Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2021 ICCAC Student Athlete of the Year Finalist.
  • 2021 NFCA first-team All-Midwest.
  • 2021 NFCA first-team All-American.
  • 2021 NFCA Player of the Year.
  • 2021 NJCAA first-team All-American.
  • 2021 NJCAA Division II Player of the Year.
  • DMACC single season home run record holder (29).
  • Led the NJCAA in 6 major offensive categories.

High School

  • Three-time All-Conference selection.
  • 2018 first-team All-State.
  • 2019 first-team All-State.
  • 2019 Iowa Elite 9 Team.
  • Was part of two state runner up teams.
  • Holds school record for regular season home runs (10).
  • Also played soccer and was an All-Conference honorable mention selection as a goalkeeper.
  • High school coaches were Todd Merical and Destiny Willer.
  • Club coach was Jim Hallman.


  • Born March 5, 2001.
  • Daughter of Scott and Leanne Maras.
  • Has two siblings Sam and Sydney.
  • Her grandfather Ed Maras played baseball and football for South Dakota State University. He is a SDSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and was an All-American selection as a pitcher/first baseman. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Orioles.
  • Anticipated business major.