Four Lady Raiders Make Collegiate Athletic Commitments

November 27, 2018 / Athletics/All News

Jackson Academy seniors Avery Hederman and Erin Hederman of Jackson, Darby Douglas of Madison, and Columbia Holeman of Morton signed to play collegiate sports during a ceremony this month. On hand to congratulate these outstanding Lady Raiders were their families, fellow students, faculty and staff, and Alpha & Omega Buddies from kindergarten.


Columbia Holeman, committing to Indiana University for softball:

  • First softball player from Mississippi to sign with Indiana University
  • First Jackson Academy athlete to sign with D1 Softball
  • Member of Impact Gold Mississippi softball team
  • On base percentage: 0.607
  • Bases Stolen: 31
  • Outs while stealing bases: 0
  • Fastest 40 yard and 20 yard dash at NCSA Combine with over 2,200 athletes
  • Holds record for home runs at JA
  • 2015, 2016 MAIS All Conference
  • 2016 MVP
  • 2014, 2016 Best Offensive Player
  • 2017 Junior Year Team Captain

Darby Douglas, committing to the University of South Florida for soccer:

  • Six year varsity starter in soccer
  • 5 time All Conference/Varsity Soccer
  • 2018 MAIS All Star/Soccer
  • Co-MVP of 2018 MAIS All Star Soccer Game
  • Member 2017 and 2018 JA Lady Raider State Championship Soccer Teams
  • 2018 JA Soccer Player’s Player of the Year Award
  • Max Preps Player of the Week for October 1-8, 2018
  • 2013, 2014, and 2015 MVP Defense/Varsity Soccer
  • Senior Year: 10 shutouts, 90% Save Percentage, 0.65 Goals Against Average, 2 assists
  • Varsity Career: 52 shutouts, 963 career saves
  • Member of 2017 Rush Select National Team
  • Two Time State Cup Champion with MS Rush 2000 Premier Team
  • 2016 President’s Cup Champion with Oxford SC
  • Winner of 2017 Disney Showcase with New York SC
  • Winner of 2018 San Marino Cup (Italy) with Connecticut Rush
  • Winner of 2017 Presidents Day Tournament (Arizona) with Rush Select National Team.
  • Current Member of Albion Hurricanes FC 2001 ECNL Team (Houston, TX)
  • Current Member of MS Rush 2000/01 Premier

Avery Hederman, committing to Mississippi College for soccer:

  • Varsity soccer Team Captain junior and senior year
  • Varsity soccer All Conference player 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Senior All-Star Selection
  • 2016 Raider Award
  • 2017 MVP
  • 2018 Player’s Player of the Year
  • Senior Year Stats: 20 goals, 24 assists
  • Led team in assists junior and senior year

Erin Hederman, committing to Mississippi College for soccer:

  • Varsity soccer Team Captain senior year
  • Varsity soccer All-Conference player 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Senior All-Star Selection
  • All-Star Game MVP
  • 2018 Team MVP
  • 2018 Golden Boot
  • 2017 Golden Boot
  • 2017 Player’s Choice Award
  • 2015 Best Offense
  • School Record for Career Goals: 113
  • School Record for Goals in a Season: 46
  • Senior Year Scoring Stats: 46 Goals and 18 Assists
  • Featured in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd”
  • Twice Received MaxPreps Player of the Week for Mississippi