Tayler Likens named ACFL Co-Player of the Month for November

By jess

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The Atlantic Coast Fastpitch League (ACFL) is excited to spotlight Tayler Likens as the November Senior Co-Player of the Month. Likens is a 2025 catcher and utility player on Tri-State Thunder Gold.


Likens ended the month of November on a high note. The 2025 posted a .615 batting average and 1.645 OPS. Likens tallied 6 RBIs, 6 singles, a double and homerun.


Tell us a bit about your softball story! How’d you get started in the sport?

When I was 10 years old, my best friend ask me to play on a rec league team with her.


What has been your favorite softball memory?

Picking out one favorite memory is difficult for me! It would either be visiting the University of Alabama while college game day was there or attending baseball games with my teammates!


Who is your favorite softball player?

Ally Shipman


What do you like to do outside of softball?

Outside of softball I enjoy lifting and training my dogs!


What are some of your current goals – both on and off the field? (Softball, school, other athletics, related, etc. all welcomed!)

My current goals is to continue maintaining my 4.00-4.25 GPA.

Reduce my pop time to 1.6-1.7 seconds and continue to improve my exit velocity.


Coach Feedback

Tell us a bit about your athlete? As a player, person, etc.

Tayler is a strong 2025 catcher.  She is an absolute rock behind the plate and this Fall caught every inning of every game we played on multiple back-to-back days.  Tayler is a strong defensive catcher who calls her own pitches for all of our staff.  She is a power hitter at the plate.  Off the field she works extremely hard including in the classroom.


Do you have a favorite memory or moment of this athlete?

A former Thunder catcher was working with Tayler on her catching skills and she called me up to tell me she had a catcher for me who is going to be a stud.  The moment I saw Tayler I knew she was right.  Tayler just had that something that I knew made her special.


Is there anything else you’d like to share, include, or that we should know?

Tayler is going to get a ton of attention from college coaches this summer.  She is a well-rounded catcher and is a complete package as a player!!


What is the Alliance Fastpitch Player Recognition Program?

The Player Recognition Program was built to recognize and spotlight our individual players in each Member League. Each month, registered Alliance Fastpitch coaches can nominate a player from their age division. League Leadership will review nominations and a monthly stats report from AthletesGoLive (AGL) to determine the League’s Player of the Month.

Following the announcement of each League’s Players of the Month, the Alliance Fastpitch will recognize a National Player of the Month.

To be considered for Player of the Month, your team must score League games in AGL so your stats will be included in the League’s monthly report.