TAHS Senior Ally Jones to Play Softball at Chatham University

Tyrone's starting catcher will major in psychology and occupational therapy.

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Terry McCaulley Jr

Ally Jones

Tyrone softball catcher Allysan Jones has committed to Chatham University in Pittsburgh to continue both her academic and athletic career.

She will go there with great knowledge of the game, a winning attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to be successful”

— Tyrone Head Coach Doug Myers

“Ally will be a great addition to Chatham,” said Tyrone Head Softball Coach Doug Myers. “She will go there with great knowledge of the game, a winning attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to be successful.”

With only one other underclassman listed as catcher on the Chatham roster, Jones could compete for playing time as a freshman. The Cougars play in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division III level. They finished 12-20 last season with nine players receiving Academic All-American honors.

Jones will enroll in Chatham’s integrated degree program to earn a bachelor’s in psychology and a doctorate in occupational therapy.

“Ally is such a hard worker and I am really excited to see how far she goes in chasing her dreams,” said senior teammate Callie Maceno.

Jones was a team captain for the past two seasons. She was a true leader on the field when catching.

“Ally has the type of personality that the players around her want to follow. With Ally behind the plate it was like having a coach on the field,” said Myers.

I will miss all of the friendships I have made playing for Tyrone and getting to see and talk to my coaches everyday. One of the things I will miss the most is celebrating after a big win with my team”

— Ally Jones

Jones led the team in batting average as a freshman with .278. She was selected as an Altoona Mirror All-Star as a sophomore.

“I am sure Chatham University feels very fortunate to have signed the type of player and person that Ally Jones is. The entire Golden Eagle program wishes her the best,” said Myers.

While Jones’s senior season was cut short due to the Coronavirus, she will take great memories of her Tyrone softball career with her to college.

“I will miss all of the friendships I have made playing for Tyrone and getting to see and talk to my coaches everyday. One of the things I will miss the most is celebrating after a big win with my team,” said Jones. “My favorite memories have to be any of our give-back games because I love seeing what happens when our community comes together and also the bus rides home from games.”