This summer marks the first opportunity for Morgan Rackel to don the maple leaf and compete as part of the Women’s National Team.
Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Rackel recently completed her senior year at Austin Peay State University, where she earned her degree in Chemistry. At the college level, she was a threat in the circle as well as at the plate, she pitched and played outfield all four years.
Rackel started her collegiate career at Weatherford College, where she played in 53 games and made 24 starts in the circle with a record of 28-6 with four shutouts in 213 innings of work while recording 124 strikeouts and a 1.97 ERA. As a batter with the Coyotes, she hit .414 with a .438 on base percentage, 21 doubles, two triples and nine home runs.
Rackel transferred to Austin Peay State University prior to her junior year, and played two full seasons with the Governors. As a pitcher, she finished her career with the Govs having appeared in 72 games over two seasons and a record of 43-16 in 384 innings of work and an ERA of 1.68 and 446 strikeouts. At the plate, she batted .288 with a .356 OBP in 333 at bats, 18 doubles, two triples and 16 homeruns.
What Minor Softball Association did you grow up playing in? Calgary Kaizen
What’s your favourite food? Hot Cheetos
What’s your favourite book? The Harry Potter by JK Rowling
What’s the best movie you’ve ever watched? Napoleon Dynamite
What’s your pre-game ritual? Listen to The 1975, drink a bottle of water, and have a rap battle with the team.
What’s your favourite place that softball has taken you? All over Texas
What are your future aspirations? To dominate in the circle at the international level with all the confidence from my team behind me.
If you could spend an hour with anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be? Bill Nye the Science Guy. As someone born in the 90’s, I grew up on his show. Now I am a chemistry major and huge science nerd, I would love to sit and chat with him about anything and everything science.
2013 U16 Girl's Canadian Championship - Silver
2017 Canada Games - Silver