Updated: Sep 25
FPNW Staff - 9/24/2021
Fastpitch Northwest General Manager Mike Brooks is pleased to announce the addition of Arista Honey to our Management Team as Director of Operations.
Arista has a unique blend of skills that make her the perfect choice to help lead Fastpitch Northwest into the future with new and exciting programs offering players in our region even more athletic and academic opportunities.
After lettering all four years at Bothell High School she began her collegiate career at Edmonds Community College where she was team MVP and earned first-team All NWACC honors.
In 2015, she transferred to Dixie State University in St George, UT. That season Dixie went on to take second place in the NCAA Division II national tournament. During her time at Dixie Arista was a student-athlete, senior member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and President of the Finance Club. She completed her collegiate career in 2018 by achieving her Bachelor's Degree in Finance.
After college, Arista returned to her home state of Washington. In Tacoma, she found a home at Softball University coaching and teaching young players and growing her knowledge of the game.
This is an exciting time for us at Fastpitch Northwest. Even with the challenges of the last two years, participation in our evaluation camps has increased and the talent level at the Northwest Championships in August received rave reviews from the attending college coaches. The recent addition of Live Streaming video at the Championships and sending our All-Tournament team to the Las Vegas City of Lights National Showcase Tournament and Camp in the fall are examples of our continuing commitment to offer Northwest players more opportunities to advance to the next level.
Here are highlights of new programs being added this coming year.
This December we have The Futures Showcase Tournament at Centralia's Indoor NW Sports Hub offering current 6th and 7th graders a taste of the testing and competition the older girls will experience during the recruiting years.
Also in December at the Sports Hub is the Uncommitted Showcase for High School Juniors and Seniors who are not yet committed to a college program to showcase their skills to college recruiters.
In January we will take the All-Tournament team from the Futures event to the Best of the Best Showcase in Las Vegas.
We are adding a separate tournament division for the younger players at next year's NW Championships.
And next summer (2022) we will add evaluation camps in Hawaii and British Colombia with top players from those camps being invited to represent their regions at the NW Championships.
With these new programs now on the schedule, it's the perfect time to take advantage of Arista's softball experience and organizational skills. She will be taking the lead in directing and coordinating all of our programs here at Fastpitch Northwest. As you get to know her you will appreciate her enthusiasm and passion for softball and her commitment to offering every deserving player an opportunity to advance to the next level.