Hi, my name is Jada Bolhuis but my softball nickname is J Money (J$). My travel softball team is the 16U Elite in Wyoming, Michigan. I am a Sophomore in Otsego, Michigan and have loved softball since I was little. I am a 2022 second base/slapper but can hit and play any way that I am needed.
As the lead-off hitter for 8 years, I get on base, advance runners and touch home plate using my speed and accuracy. I adjust my hitting based on the defense and will bunt, slap, full swing or any other type of hit I am trained to do to make sure I get on base. My specialty is not to hit balls out of the park but to get on base and create chaos with steals and aggressive base running. Playing second base, I also use my speed, quick response and experience to get the out. I am not afraid to dive, throw from my knees or outrun a player if that is what it takes. It's easy to stay positive when you are winning, I help my team to stay positive even when things are not going our way.
My motto is numbers don’t lie. Grades and test scores show top results for academics. Personal and team stats show top results for on base percentage (OBP.), defense and wins on the field. I feel lucky to have great parents, coaches, teachers and trainers to help me learn and continue to grow. I am self-motivated and look forward to playing for a school where I continue to learn, remain challenged and have fun with my high energy. I also encourage my teammates to do their best all the time which helps us win. I hope you consider me as you put your winning team together. -J$