Who are we?
Haleigh opened The Dugout in May 2018 with the platform to build strong fear conquering young woman. She has mastered the art of connecting with athletes and uses that connection to build a growth minded environment. Dickey sparks a fire inside athletes and families to open up to new levels of communication, hard questions and conversations, creating goals and visions while living every day in pursuit as such. She has created a one of a kind program, Mastery of Badassery, to be available for any teen looking to grow as well as a only of its kind event- Power Anthem, the player parent mindset workshop. She is expanding the resources available to the softball community for building a culture of strong young females.
Here's a little about her softball experience!
Haleigh was born and raised in Woodstock, GA. She attended Etowah HS and graduated in 2009. She received a scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and played 2010-2013. In her time at Carolina, she set the single game record for home runs; 3 for 3 homeruns as a freshman. Matching that effort for a second time. In her sophomore season, she started all 55 games at first base and was named to the 2011 All-ACC first team- Leading the team with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs: both rank in the top 10 of single-season school history and Collected a .333 batting average with a team-best 13 multi-RBI games and 16 multi-hit efforts . Haleigh was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team her junior season as she led the team with 12 home runs, tying the second-highest total in the ACC . Collecting another 46 RBIs, ranking in the top 10 in single-season history at UNC at the time. Her 46 RBIs led the ACC and 11 doubles were the second highest in the ACC that year. In Haleigh’s final season, she set the UNC home run record with a solo shot in a win over James Madison, 43 total career homeruns. Had 41 RBIs, ending her career with 149, which ranks second in UNC history.
Haleigh was a Carolina Leadership Council Member and a team captain, who was nominated to be in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy.
After graduation, Haleigh moved back to Georgia and began her coaching endeavors. She was an assistant varsity coach at The Lovett School in Atlanta from 2013-2017. She also was a Volunteer Assistant for Georgia State University Softball for the 2016 season.
Green played High School softball and lacrosse at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. During her high school career, Khayla played softball as a four-year starter, three-year Team Captain in 2012 thru 2014, 1st team All Region in 2011,2012 and 2014 and 2nd team All Region Class 7A in 2013. During the spring seasons, Green played Lacrosse from 2013-2015, where she was a two-year starter and tied McEachern’s women’s lacrosse single season record for goals scored with 15.
Green then attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee under head coach Kristin Ryman as a utility player where she was a four-year starter playing third, middle infield and outfield. Green helped lead their team to an Atlantic Sun Regular Season and Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship in 2019 taking them to the Tuscaloosa Regional where her career ended. Green left the Lipscomb Softball program as the Career Leader in Walks with 41 in her final season, a .432 on base percentage and .963 fielding percentage. Khayla finished her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
As an instructor, Green recognizes every player is different; she plans to highlight their strengths and fortify their weaknesses to ensure each player leaves better than they came.
Sofia Tapia graduated from South Forsyth High school in Cumming, GA in 2016. She played on the Varsity Softball team all four years. She continued her softball career in Virginia as a Radford Highlander. She graduated from Radford University in 2020 as an honor scholar and received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport and Health Education with a minor in Psychology.
She was a four-year starter playing outfield and catcher. She played in 181 games and had 488 AB’s with 131 hits and 74 RBI’s. In 2018, she recorded 17 extra base hits, was one of two highlanders to have over a .400 on-base percentage and slugging percentage, hit .343 in conference play with an .854 on-base plus slugging percentage. She Picked up 15 multi-hit games, including a team-high four three-hit games. Tapia was leading the team with 9 stolen bases and 13 walks before the season ended short in 2020. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Georgia State University and hopes to give back to the game and help girls achieve their goals on and off the field.
Kylie Aiken graduated from Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Georgia in 2014 where she played Varsity softball as a starter all 4 years. During her time there, Kylie was honored the Golden Glove and Academic Athletic Award three years straight, and she was selected to First Team All-Region in 2012 and 2013.Aiken took her talents to Berry College in Rome, Georgia to continue playing under head coach Cori Thiermann as a four-year starter at second base. During her career she played in 157 games and had 429 AB’s, collecting 145 hits and 110 RBI’s. She helped the Vikings secure the SAA Conference Champion title and make their NCAA Regionals appearance all four years. Aiken was named All-SAA First Team for 3 seasons and NFCA All-Region Second Team during her freshman and senior seasons. Aiken finished her senior season in 2018 with a .408 batting average, racking up 45 RBI’s, 19 extra-base hits, and 17 stolen bases to help her team make their first ever Super Regional appearance. During this season, she was given the Vikings Golden Glove Award and was named the SAA Player of the Year. Kylie graduated from Berry in 2018 as an honor student with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. She is currently in her final year pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Georgia State University. She is thrilled to help shape the next generation of softball players into impactful players, strong leaders, and confident women.
Tisha Novello graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013. Where she was a slapper/hitter and outfielder. All things she specializes in today through individual, group or team settings. Since graduating in 2013 she has coached every level from middle school to college. Collegiately she volunteered on staff with Emory University and Campbell University. Then a two year stint, on staff, at William Peace University. Currently she owns her own business Empowered Is She where she specializes in mentorship and skill development to all ages.
"Softball is more than a sport. It’s an outlet, motivator, teacher, solace and I am simply an extension of that!"
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