Stillman Valley’s Hailey Smith part of club softball national title at UW-Whitewater


WHITEWATER, Wis. — Hailey Smith, an elementary middle education major from Stillman Valley, is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater club softball team, which earned the 2024 National Club Softball Association Division II national championship after winning the World Series last weekend.

The Warhawks topped Salisbury University on Sunday, May 19, by a 14-4 score in the World Series final to claim the program's first-ever title. Club President Gabby Braatz, a chemistry major from Wausau, Wisconsin, was named the tournament's most valuable player.

UW-Whitewater finished 2-1 in pool play before winning consecutive games in bracket play to capture the championship. The team finished the season with an 18-4 record.