The Haff Rèsumè
Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year Top-Three Finalist
NFCA All-South Region Second Team
SEC All-Tournament Team
All-SEC Second Team
SEC All-Freshman Team
Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week
Top-50 watch list for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
Ranked 18th on Softball America’s Top 100 Preseason Ranking
SEC Pitcher of the Week
NFCA All-South Region Third Team
2019 | Sophomore
Finished the season with a 18-11 record and 1.88 ERA … Started 26 games and made 41 appearances, including 11 complete games … Recorded seven shutouts and three one-hitter performances … Held hitters to a .190 batting average while in the circle … Allowed only 32 walks in 160 innings pitched, while posted 180 strikeouts … Started the season with 20 consecutive innings without allowing a single run … Recorded a career-high and tied the single-game record with 16 strikeouts in 7.2 innings against Furman (April 14), was one of five 10+ strikeout performances of the season … Stands as the current leader in strikeouts per seven innings in a career (8.04) … Earned five saves, her fifth coming against Auburn (May 5) to help Arkansas complete the series sweep, tied for most saves in a season … Has the lowest opponent batting average in a career at Arkansas (.172) as the only pitcher with an average less than .200.
2018 | Freshman
Posted a 29-7 record on a 1.51 ERA as a freshman (29 wins is a single-season program best) … Started 31 games on 45 appearances, including 19 complete games … Threw the seventh no-hitter in program history in a 9-0 win over Northern Colorado (March 2) … Registered seven additional one-hitters throughout the course of the season … Held hitters to a .157 batting average while in the circle … Allowed just 44 walks in 213.1 innings pitched, while posting 249 strikeouts … Had 12 outings in which she posted seven or more strikeouts coupled with one or fewer walks … Tallied three victories without allowing a run in 18.2 innings, including a pair of complete-game shutouts over DePaul and Wichita State in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.
Haff capped her standout prep career with a 14-2 season in the circle to go along with a 0.58 ERA, 225 strikeouts and just 28 walks on her way to Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) All-Southeast Region honors. During her career at Lake Region (Fla.) High School, she registered a 49-9 record with a 0.72 ERA and 619 strikeouts. She helped Lake Region to a pair of state runner-up finishes and four district championships. Among her individual accolades, Haff was a two-time Florida Athletic Coaches Association 7A Softball Player of the Year and ranked as high as No. 47 in the FloSoftball Top 100.
Mary is the daughter of Ron and Tula Haff, and has a brother, Drake. In addition to her high school career, Haff’s travel ball team was the Rhode Island Thunder, and she is planning to major in biochemistry at Arkansas.