Published by: Jake Woodall Not every player is blessed with the same talents, with that in mind one way to make up for what you may lack in talent is by effort and being a great teammate. In order for a team to be unified, each member must take the responsibility to...read more
What is RECRUITMEKY? The goal of RECRUITMEKY is to help student athletes gain recognition in their sport of choice. Members of this recruiting service will be able to have their information sent out to college coaches, have their information be a part of the...read more
Published by: Jake Woodall Coaches who are interested in certain athletes have a specific guideline they follow when recruiting prospective athletes for their teams. If a coach is completely interested in an athlete they will evaluate them from the time they arrive at...read more
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
This week’s male athlete of the week is Cade Burdette of Rockcastle County. Cade is a prospect out of the class of 2019 who plays golf for the Rockcastle Rockets. Cade has been playing golf all of his life and has a name that most everyone around the state of Kentucky knows when it comes to golf. Cade is very interested in playing collegiate golf and furthering his education at the next level. To this point he has accumulated an impressive resume that most golfers will never accomplish. Some of Cade’s accomplishments include the following: three time Central KY Bluegrass Conference South Division Player of the Year, five time selection to the Central KY Bluegrass Conference First Team All-Conference Team, 10th Region All-Tournament Team Member, 2014 Kentucky Middle School State Champion, 2014 Middle School Masters State Champion, U.S. Kids Qualifier in 2013, and he has placed on over 20 All-Tournament Teams throughout his high school career. In conference matches for the last five years, Cade has maintained a scoring average as a par golfer, which is no easy feat.
Not only is Cade an excellent golfer, but he is a great student as well. Cade currently has a 3.8 GPA, and his favorite classes are Social Studies and Science. He is also involved in the following clubs at school: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Teenage Republicans, and the Rocket/Spirit Club. His ultimate goal would be to one day play professional golf, if that didn’t work out Cade would love to be a pharmacist. Besides playing golf Cade loves to hang out with friends, play basketball, fish, hunt, and enjoys anything to do with being outdoors. From time spent around Cade it is evident that his talents on the course and his academics will ultimately give him the option to further his career with golf after his high school playing days are over.
This week’s female athlete of the week is Madison Parman of Laurel County who is a softball prospect from the class of 2022. Madison currently plays for North Laurel (school ball) & the EFK Lady Katz (travel ball). Madison has had an impressive start to her career so far. Madison plays multiple positions on the field, some of the positions she has played have been pitcher, 2nd base, and outfield. She is willing to do whatever is needed for the team to win. Madison bats as a switch hitter, which makes her very unique and lethal to opponents. She is a right handed hitter, but also is a left handed slap hitter. Some of Madison’s accolades thus far include an All-Tournament Team Selection at the Asbury College Fall Classic, numerous tournament wins, a 23-0 record as a pitcher in 2017, 123 strike-outs recorded in 2017, and a batting average of over .760 during the 2017 season. As a pitcher Madison has a wide arsenal to work with. Besides her 58 MPH Fastball she also can throw a Change-Up, Drop-Ball, Drop-Curve, and Screw-Ball. For her age you don’t see that many kids with that many pitches they can turn to.
Not only is Madison an outstanding athlete for her class, she also is a terrific student as well. Madison has a 4.0 GPA, enjoys math and science class, is part of the Gifted and Talented Program at school, and is a member of the Duke Honor Society. Madison’s coach describes her as a “terrific athlete who always gives 100%. She is most likely the player with the dirtiest jersey at the end of each game. She always finds a way to win and lays it all on the line for her team. Her work ethic is tremendous and is a player every coach would love to have”. Madison prides herself on being a hard worker and a team first player. She believes that it’s all about the good of the team and what she can contribute to make the team better. Others would describe her as a team first player who always tries to lead by example, keeps a great attitude at all times, and is an athlete who is extremely coachable. Madison has dreams of playing collegiate softball in the future and is currently on the right path to achieving those dreams and making them a reality.