April 20, 2012
By Nic Hallisey
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Maci Stouffer, daughter of famed Rams quarterback Kelly Stouffer, has signed her national letter of intent to play softball for CSU.
Stouffer, who will play first base for the Rams, is a current senior at Scottsbluff High School, and resides in Rushville, Neb. At Scottsbluff, she was a two-time all-conference selection, and in 2011 led the Bearcats to their first-ever district championship and state tournament berth.
“When we first got Maci to campus, it was immediately apparent that she was the right fit for us in all aspects,” Head Coach Jen Fisher said. “She is a great student, person and athlete who has the competitive will that we look for. Our program is really beginning to take shape, and Maci will certainly embody the hard-working, team-first approach that will only add to our current personnel.”
As a team captain her senior year, Stouffer was named to the all-state team, in addition to being tabbed as her school’s fall Athlete of the Year—her second consecutive award. After her junior season, she was named her team’s MVP. She has also earned two all-conference academic honors and one all-Nebraska nod for her success in the classroom.
Prior to her time at Scottsbluff High School, Stouffer was homeschooled, and played club softball for the Panhandle Power (Chadron, Neb.) She currently plays club ball for the Triple Crown Stars, located in Fort Collins.
Stouffer, who bats and throws right-handed, was born in Kirkland, Wash. She is the youngest of four siblings born to Kelly and Barbara: brothers Matt (15) and Marcus (7), and sister Micah (11).
Her father played quarterback from 1984-87, and was a first-round NFL draft pick in 1987. To this day, he still ranks first in career passing yards at CSU.
The future Ram is excited to continue her playing career at the Division-I level. The fact that it’s at the same university her father played at is a bonus.
“I’ve always wanted to play Division-I softball if I had the opportunity,” she said. “When I met Coach Jen and she extended the opportunity to me, it was a great honor. The more I learned about the program and how it’s developing, the more excited I became. The fact that my dad played here makes it even more special.”