Hi! My name is Malayna Daigle, but my friends call me MJ. I am from Eunice, Louisiana and am a true country girl. I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and being outdoors. I attend Iota High School, which is a 3A school with very competitive athletic rosters in every sport. At Iota High school, I am a member of the Iota Lady Dogs varsity volleyball team and softball team, where I earned the starting position at center field as a freshman, was lead-off and awarded All-District 1st team Outfield. This past school softball season, I worked hard to have a .505 batting average, .619 OBP, 1.052 slugging %, with 49 hits, 10 homeruns, 44 RBI, 29 BB, and 27 stolen bases. I also work diligently to maintain GPA as a student in the Iota High Honors program. I was part of the La Rampage (16/18U) travel team, where I was the starting center fielder since day one, 5 years ago, and worked very hard to keep that spot. I have always played up in age, being the youngest on my travel team, and I feel that has made me a stronger ball player. I considered myself to be a strong asset to our team, as a left-handed lead-off and starting center fielder, holding a .440 batting average, with 22 BB in 99 plate appearances, and an .800 slugging percentage this past summer. I may have been the youngest on my team, but I always tried to be the most vocal and stand out as a leader, keeping my head up in difficult situations, while motivating my team to do the same. I was also selected to the USA Softball HPP 15U athlete pool in the Louisiana & Mississippi Region for the 2021 season. This summer season I will be a part of the Louisiana Bombers 18 Wainwright travel team, playing tournaments in Louisiana, Texas & Alabama.
I work as much as I can in my downtime, but try to stay humble as I know no success comes without hard work! I feel that I must always be ready and open for any opportunity that presents itself. I plan to continue to work and build my softball skills, keeping my dream of being a college softball player in sight.