16U Glory NC Kylis

VA Glory National Teams:

16U Glory NC Kylis

The 16u VA Glory-NC is based out of central NC and is a part of the VA Glory Fastpitch organization that was founded to bring out the greatness in our sport and each other by growing a Purpose Driven Softball movement and community. We believe it takes giving and talented people working together with servant’s hearts to reach our fullest potential. We believe coaches, parents, players, trainers — everyone must give each other their best to create a true TEAM culture where athletes can discover their incredible gifts and build the courage and sense of purpose to share their greatness on and off the field. The Glory organization aligns people’s talents and passions and shares a deep responsibility to serve and give to one another.

Glory develops winners on and off the field. We excel in the classroom, selflessly give to our teammates, play for something bigger than ourselves, and respect the game of fastpitch softball and all those involved. We believe that by loving the game and playing with a deeper purpose, it will fulfill each individual’s potential and create a foundation for life. To be part of Glory, one must exemplify a servant’s heart, display the utmost character on and off the field, and display the will to selflessly work together toward greatness. Simply put, if it’s all about “you” this will not be the right home for you.

Glory players are fierce competitors who work together to bring out the best in each other. We play to win and master the mindset and the skills required to succeed at the collegiate level and beyond. Glory coaches are driven to bring out the best in our players, our families, and our entire softball community. We strive to do away with everything that is wrong with competitive fastpitch and elevate what is great: integrity, unity, commitment, trust, respect, self-esteem, tradition, effort, attitude, responsibility, discipline, mental toughness, self-belief, and giving back.

Glory continues to build a premier softball community of leaders, teachers, recruitment advisers, college coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and “life” coaches. Founded by Suzy Willemssen in 2010 (Glory Gold 18U program), the Glory organization has established a strong national reputation and a vast network of key relationships. We compete at the highest level and are regularly invited to compete in “best-of-the-best” exposure events. We partner only with select individuals and organizations who share our passion and philosophies for developing student-athletes, leaders, ball players…and CHAMPIONS.

Coaches & Staff


Jaime Kylis Higginbotham, Head Coach

E: jaimekylis@gmail.com
P: 919-602-5517

Jason Hicks, Asst. Coach

E: JHicks@afp-nc.com
P: 919-438-5180

#1 Claire Neely, OF

Class of 2025

#2 Addy Higginbotham, IF/OF

Class of 2025

#8 Kailey Hicks, P/IF

Class of 2024

#9 Mica Lilley, P/IF

Class of 2024

#14 Emma Orr, P/IF

Class of 2025

#22 Haven Roebuck, C/IF/OF

Class of 2025

#24 Emma Kate Reynolds, P/IF

Class of 2024

#25 Sam Rodgers, C/IF

Class of 2024

#27 Laycie Eastwood, C/OF

Class of 2024

#34 Melanie Rutledge, C/IF/OF

Class of 2024

#57 Sadie Smith, C/IF/OF

Class of 2025
Honors / Awards coming soon

Team Photos Coming Soon

Central NC


February 14, 2021

CJ Beatty Clinic | ECAP Goldsboro, NC

March 13-14, 2021

PGF Pot of Gold Easter Classic | Locust/Monroe, NC

April 10-11, 2021

Glory Cherry Blossom Tournament | Fairfax, VA

May 8-9, 2021

USA Softball National Qualifier | Raleigh, NC

May 29-30, 2021

Tier One 2021 Memorial Day Showdown | Raleigh, NC

June 11-13, 2021

Super 78 Cardinals/Pro-Swing | Spartanburg, SC

June 19-20, 2021

Tier One 2021 Summer Shock | Princeton, NC

June 25-27, 2021

Cardinals Wildcard Best of the Best Showcase | Raleigh, NC

July 5-6, 2021

Camp 7 - FSU Lonni Alameda | Burlington, NC

July 17-18, 2021

Glory Strike Out Cancer | Fairfax County - VA

July 30-Aug. 1, 2021

Carolinas Premier Grand Nationals | Spartanburg, NC

August 6-8, 2021

Tier One Iron 9 | Princeton, NC

August 13-15, 2021

USA Softball Greensboro College Camp/Showcase | Greensboro, NC

September 4-5, 2021

Tier One Best of the Best Showcase | Virginia Beach, VA

September 11-12, 2021

Tier One Premier Invitational Showcase | Wilmington, NC

October 2-3, 2021

Tier One Fall Exposure Showcase | Myrtle Beach, SC