A former first-team all-American, Schutte's career path is an interesting one. In 2010 and 2011, she earned all-tournament honors at the Women's College World Series and was named an NFCA first-team all-American in 2011, as well. She was the undoubted centerpiece of the Gator lineup at one time, a powerful bat and capable of playing multiple defensive positions.
In 2012, a jaw injury halted her junior campaign and she missed several weeks of the regular season befor e returning for the Gators' abbreviated postseason run. Schutte elected to forgo her senior season of playing eligibility and took a high school coaching job in 2013.
Also a former member of the US National Team, Schutte will be the second ex-Gator to join first-year head coach Jen Rocha in Dallas.
Charge general manager Kevin Shelton called Schutte "just the kind of player we're looking for - she's a teacher, so she has summers free to play; she wants to play; and she's tall and has power."
Schutte attended the Charge's open tryout and has signed a three-year deal with the club.