Former Alabama All-American Montana Fouts set to play in 2024 AUX season

The star power keeps coming to Wichita. Athletes Unlimted announced that former Alabama All-American Montana Fouts has signed on to play in the upcoming AUX Season. The 2024 AUX season goes through June 10-25, all 18 games will be played at Wilkins Stadium, on the campus of Wichita State University, and broadcast on the networks of ESPN.

During her four-year career at Alabama, Fouts was an ace in the pitcher’s circle,
amassing a career record of 100-32 through 160 appearances. The 2021 season was
highlighted by throwing a no-hitter against UCLA in the Women’s College World Series
(WCWS), en route to being named the NFCA National Pitcher of the Year. She led
Team USA to a gold medal at the 2022 World Games in her first international

Fouts is set to make her professional debut after suffering a torn ACL late in her final collegiate season.

“I am thrilled to make my professional debut with Athletes Unlimited Pro Softball and
compete against the best players in the world,” said Fouts via a statement from Athletes U. “AU has a really unique model, and I’ve heard great things about the player experience. I’m looking forward to an intense competition as well as the opportunity to once again pitch in front of the entire world on ESPN.”


It was announced in April that Oklahoma City Spark star Jocelyn Alo would also compete in the AUX season. Alo is also bringing a few friends. Fellow Oklahoma alums and Spark players Keilani Ricketts, Alex Storako and Haley Lee.

Ricketts, a four-time NFCA All-America selection, became the first player in Oklahoma
program history to be named USA Softball Player of the Year, winning the award in
back-to-back seasons, in 2012 and 2013, respectively. During her senior season,
Ricketts led Oklahoma to their second-ever National Championship. She holds career
program pitching records for wins (133), appearances (192), games started (163),
complete games (123), innings pitched (1,074.1), strikeouts (1,605) and shutouts (54).

Storako, a native of Frankfort, Ill., and a member of the 2023 WCWS championship
team, delivered consistency in the circle, posting an 18-0 record, with four shutouts, and
a 1.15 earned run average (ERA), in the 2023 season. She was named a Top-25 finalist
for the 2023 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. Before taking her talents
to the Sooner State, she was an NFCA Second-Team All-America Selection at Michigan
and was named the 2021 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year.

Lee played a pivotal role in her lone season with the Sooners, being named a
First-Team All-Big 12 selection and helping lead the program to its seventh National
Championship. Before transferring to Oklahoma, she played four seasons at Texas
A&M. During that time, she earned Third-Team All-America honors from Softball
America and set single-season program records in home runs (25) and slugging
percentage (.955).

The entire roster has yet to be filled but includes 2023 AU champion Odicci Alexander and former Wichita State All-American Sydney McKinney. The most updated roster as of May 10 can be found below:

Aleshia OcasioPFlorida
Alex StorakoPOklahoma
Alyssa Denham PArizona
Aubrey Leach MIFTennessee
Bubba NicklesOFUCLA
Delanie WiszCIFUCLA
Haley Lee DPOklahoma
Hannah Flippen MIFUtah
Haylie McCleney OFAlabama
Jessi WarrenCIFFlorida State
Jocelyn AloOFOklahoma
Jordan RobertsCFlorida
Keilani RickettsPOklahoma
Kelsey Stewart-Hunter CIFFlorida
Mariah MazonPOregon State
Megan WigginsOFGeorgia
Montana FoutsPAlabama
Morgan ZerkleOFMarshall
Nadia TaylorCIFTexas
Odicci Alexander PJames Madison
Sam FischerCIFLMU
Sydney McKinney MIFWichita State
Taylor Edwards CNebraska
Taylor McQuillinPArizona
Tori VidalesCIFTexas A&M
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