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#8 Bessie Noll
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
High School: The American School in Japan
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High School: A 2013 graduate of The American School in Japan in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan … played baseball through her senior year and was the first girl to make her high school’s varsity team … three-time Kanto Plain All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013) and two-time All-Far East Championship Team selection (2011, 2013) … Far East Tournament Champion, Far East Championship Most Valuable Offensive Player and named Rookie of the Year in 2011 … captained team and was named team Most Valuable Player in 2013 … also played basketball and cross country … three-time Kanto Plain Champion (2010, 2012, 2013) and team Most Valuable Player (2011, 2012, 2013) … 2013 Far East Tournament runner-up in basketball, and named Far East Championship Most Valuable Player, and Stars and Stripes Player of the Season … four-time Far East All-Tournament Team and Kanto Plains All-Star (2010-2013) … two-time Kanto Finals Champion (2009, 2011) and Kanto Plain Champion (2009, 2012) in cross country … three-time Guam Invitational Champion (2009, 2010, 2012), including individual finishes of second in 2009 and third in 2012 … captained cross country, basketball and baseball teams during her senior year … played club ball for Minnesota Impact (2010-2013) and Minnesota Irish in 2012.

National Team: Played for the U.S. Women’s National Baseball Team and competed in the IBAF Baseball World Cup in 2012, finishing second to Japan.

Personal: Daughter of Steve Welckle and Karen Noll … has a sister, Ella Noll, and a brother, Theo Welckle … anticipating a major in engineering and a minor in Japanese, and considering a career as a lawyer or an architect … grew up in Japan, speaks Japanese and considers self to be from Japan … her Little League Team, Musashi-Fuchu Little League, won the 2013 Little League World Series … brother Theo currently plays on the team … enjoys puzzles, jazz music, piano and saxophone … full name is Bessie Maya Noll.