* Two Time 2nd team All-Region NFCA, All-CAA Second Team, CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (Fall 19 and Spring 20)
* Over 17 years Softball Experience
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville softball coach Holly Aprile has announced that Hannah File will join the Cardinals’ roster as a graduate student after playing three seasons at James Madison University.
“Hannah has such positive energy about her, and she truly loves the game,” said Aprile. “Those are two genuine qualities that we value very highly. She carries herself with a confidence and attitude that we are excited to coach and we cannot wait to get started!”
File, a native of Shelbyville Indiana, played for JMU from 2018-20, helping the Dukes to an NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2019 and an NCAA regional bid in 2018. She carried a .325 career batting average with 13 home runs and scored 71 runs while driving in 62.
The infielder/utility player was a 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Northeast Region second team selection after posting a .315 batting average with eight homers, 11 doubles, 50 runs and 39 RBIs en route to the program’s first-ever Super Regional appearance. That year, JMU finished the season with a 51-10 record and reached as high as No. 13 in the NFCA and USA Softball rankings. Additionally, File earned All-Colonial Athletic Conference honors and was named Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State team.
In the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, File stood third on the team with a .389 batting average, four home runs, 17 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
Prior to her time at JMU, the Shelbyville High School product finished her high school career as the record holder several offensive categories including: batting average, hits, home runs, doubles, triples and runs scored. As a senior, she was a 2017 Indiana Sports Awards Softball Player of the Year finalist and an ICGSA Indiana All-Star. Additionally, File was a three-time Indiana All-State selection and garnered all-conference honors in each of her seasons. She was also a four-time Shelby County Swimmer of the Year and holds the school record in the backstroke.
File will join the Cardinals’ 2022 roster while pursuing her MBA at UofL.
“As a transfer, there are many different boxes I needed to check off my list and UofL checked them all,” said File. “The amazing coaching staff along with the players, academic opportunities, athletic facilities, and being in a city with such an amazing support staff and fan base.”