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The Marah Williams Memorial Scholarship

08/15/2019, 11:30pm PDT
By Audra Jackley

Congratulations to Megan Ochoa and Hannah Arimura, the first recipients of the Marah Williams Memorial Scholarship. Keep working hard and bringing positivity and fierceness to the softball field. Go SFC!

In honor of Marah Williams, Seattle Fastpitch Club (SFC) has established the Marah Williams Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to the softball player, or players, who exemplify Marah’s spirit, fierceness, positivity, inclusiveness, and good sportsmanship. 

Marah “the Rocket” Williams was a force. A member of the original SFC Beasts, wearing #7, she could wow you with a 65mph fastball and then knock you over with one of her off-speed junk balls. Every pitch with style, grace, strut, and a tiny bit of attitude. She worked hard and inspired everyone she met. 

Marah’s impact on the softball field extended well beyond playing. She also coached teams and ran pitching instruction for Magnolia Little League. Her positivity and style inspired confidence in softball players of all ages.  

Marah passed away on June 12, 2012. She was 19. In Marah’s honor her parents started The Marah Project. For more about Marah, please visit  

We see you, Marah, every day. From the confidence of an experienced high school pitcher to the effort of a 10U pitcher throwing fastballs to a tee-ball player picking up a bat for the first time. You are with us, providing brilliant rays of sunshine at just the right moments, cheering us on. We miss you Marah!

Seattle Fastpitch Club would like to thank Marah’s family for allowing us to honor her and keep her spirit alive within our softball community. A special thank you to Marah’s mom, Penny LeGate, and her husband Craig Tall for funding the first scholarship award.

Photos courtesy of Marah's dad, Mike Williams

The original SFC Beasts

The Original SFC Beasts

Marah's wicked change up

Marah's Wicked Change-Up

Marah, Karissa, and Donna of the Original SFC Beasts

Marah, Karissa, and Donna of the Original SFC Beasts

Marah in action

Marah in Action

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