Madison Merrell
Pitcher Outfielder 22
Queen Creek, 
Last School
Queen Creek High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

A very versatile player, Madison Merrell spent time in the outfield, at first base and pitching during her time at BYU. She made eight appearances in the circle as a freshman and had two seasons with 35-plus starts. Merrell was also named a 2018 All-WCC Honorable Mention. Merrell helped the Cougars win the conference title and advance to NCAA Regionals each of her four years.


  • Parents are Gail and Dan Merrell
  • Has four older brothers
  • Major is exercise and wellness
  • Hobbies include playing any sport and being outdoors

Before BYU

  • Played for the Queen Creek Ladycats for 10 years
  • Took second place in 2011 at nationals while on the Ladycats
  • Won back-to-back national titles in 2012 and 2013 with Ladycats
  • First team all-region pitcher all four years in high school
  • Played for team Arizona in the Adidas softball tournament in St. George
  • MVP for Queen Creek softball team in 2011
  • Player of the year in 4A division in 2014
  • Athlete of the year in 4A division in 2014
  • Female athlete of the year in 2014
  • All-America Scholar Athlete Award in 2014
  • Finished with a .577 batting average in 2014
  • Had 166 strikeouts and 1.32 ERA in 2014
  • 10th in the state of Arizona for home runs in 2014
  • Recruited by BYU Hawai'i
  • Also played volleyball for the first two years of high school
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • Pitched 3.0 innings against Loyola Marymount, giving up one hit and striking out one while also hitting her first collegiate home run
  • Threw 2.1 innings against Weber State, allowing three hits and striking out three
  • Registered her first hit against San Jose State, an RBI triple
  • Made eight appearances in the circle while playing in 11 games and starting eight
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Named College Sports Madness Softball WCC Player of the Week (2/23)
  • Went 3 for 4 against Wisconsin and Hawai'i
  • Tallied three RBI against UTEP and No. 10 James Madison
  • Career-high four RBI against UC Santa Barbara, including a home run
  • Notched two RBI against Santa Clara
Junior Year 2017

  • Started 12 games in the outfield
  • Hit a three-run home run against Pacific
  • Hit a pinch-hit three-run homer vs. SUU
  • Had 3 RBI on a double at Santa Clara
Senior Year 2018

  • 2018 All-WCC Honorable Mention
  • Played in 40 games and started 35 this season
  • Hit a home run against Oregon St. (2/10)
  • Went 2/3 at Hawai’i (3/8)
  • Smashed the second of back-to-back homers against No. 13/14 Baylor (3/24)
  • Went 2/3 with one run against North Dakota St. (3/31)
  • Went a perfect 3 for 3 with one double and two RBI against Santa Clara (4/6)
  • Scored three runs at SUU (4/30)
  • Hit the second of back-to-back home runs against LMU (5/12)
  • Scored three runs against UAlbany (5/18) at regionals on a double and two walks
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year