Campbell University signs Seven New Softball Players including Makayla McClain from Providence Grove High School

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell softball head coach Sharonda McDonald-Kelley has announced the signing of seven to the program’s class of 2022.

“This 2022 group is the most athletic and dynamic class we have signed in my time here at Campbell,” said McDonald-Kelley. “I am excited to see the impact that these athletes make on our program and I’m very excited for the future of Campbell softball.”

The 2022 class includes outfielders Jamaria Charley, Charlie Montgomery, Allyiah Swiney, catchers Gabbie Evans, Aubrey Hutzler and infielders Madilyn Gillespie and Makayla McClain(Providence Grove High School.

Makayla McClain
Infielder // Ramseur, N.C. // Providence Grove HS

Attends Providence Grove High School in Climax, NC under head coaches Tim Brown and Andy Bean
3X All-Conference and 2021 Co-MVP
2019 Softball season recorded .578 BA, .552 OBP, 32 RBI, 28 Runs
2020 Softball season recorded .476 OBP, .577 BA, 10 RBI, 9 Runs
2021 Softball season recorded .579 OBP, .614 BA, 22 RBI, 17 Runs,
Track and Field 2021 All-Conference
Basketball All-District Award 2018-2019
Played travel ball for the NC Challengers under head coach Adam Renzi
Born October 9, 2003 and has two siblings, Tyler and Bradley
Plans to own a business in the future
Why she chose Campbell Softball: “I really like the campus and all of the people there. They have great academics and amazing sports that love to win.”

Coach Sho/ Sharonda McDonald-Kelley on Makayla McClain: “Makayla is a shortstop with a ton of range on defense, one of the strongest arms I’ve seen and has an ability to make some really tough plays look routine. She can swing the bat with a lot of speed and overall is that gritty ballplayer that shines on the field.”

Campbell is coming off a historic season in 2021, winning both Big South regular season an tournament titles. The Camels earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, claiming their first win at the national tournament since 2008 at the Stillwater Regional.