Congratulations to RLHS senior Lynnae Newell, who signed her letter of intent to play softball at Dakota State University in Madison, SD. The Trojans compete in the NAIA-D2 North Star conference.
“Lynnae has been the starting 3rd baseman since her freshman year,” noted RLHS Coach Becky Demuth. “She became one of our power hitters in the lineup and was a big part of the 2019 team winning the conference for the first time in 40 years. We wish she would have the 2020 season to capitalize on her success.”
Her 2019 recognitions included 2nd team all-conference, honorable mention all-county and RLHS Offensive Player. She batted .387 with three homeruns, 29 hits and 26 RBIs. She was on the 2020 Captains Council.
Lynnae said her proudest softball moment was hitting two home runs, including a walk-off dinger, to clinch the conference championship.
“We will miss Lynnae in the lineup, her big smiles and the funny craziness she brought to the team,” said Demuth. “We thank her for her contributions to the RLHS softball program, and we wish her the best of luck in her collegiate softball career.”
Newell plans to major in business management.