North Dakota State head softball coach Darren Mueller announced the addition of pitcher Savy Williams and infielder Chloe Woldruff to the Bison program Wednesday, Nov. 11, the first day of the National Letter of Intent signing period.
Williams, a right-hander from Independence High School in Frisco, Texas, went 14-3 as a sophomore in 2019 with 173 strikeouts in 111.2 innings pitched while holding opposing hitters to a .195 batting average. She is a two-time defensive player of the year and was selected as the 2019 district pitcher of the year. Williams is a two-time academic all-district selection and member of National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Pete and Belinda Williams and plans to major in dietetics at NDSU.
Woldruff, from Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Iowa, is a left-handed hitter and plays third base for the Iowa Premier Gold club team that is 36-4 this fall and coming off an 8-0 championship weekend at the Top Club National Fall Invite. She is hitting .378 with 24 RBIs and fielding .982 in 109 total chances. Woldruff was a second team all-conference infielder as an eighth grader for Lisbon, set a freshman 3-point record for the basketball team, and competes in track and field. She is the daughter of Kory and Janelle Woldruff and plans to major in dietetics at NDSU.
North Dakota State has won eight Summit League regular-season championships and advanced to 10 of the past 11 NCAA Division I tournaments including an NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2009. The Bison are slated to host the 2021 Summit League championship at Tharaldson Park, recently named the Division I field of the year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.