Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Lauryn Kane has committed to play softball at Saint Francis University after she graduates in 2022. The third base player has been captain of the high school team for the last two years.
“Being a captain my junior year made me learn a lot about who I am as a player and how to be the best teammate I can be,” she said.
Kane has a .343 batting average, 10 home runs, 40 runs batted in, a 1.099 on-base per slugging percentage, and a .701 slugging percentage. She was 2nd Team All-Conference 3B, All-Area Honorable Mention 3B, and voted Most Valuable Player in her junior year.
Kane began playing t-ball at the age of four and softball at six. She started playing travel softball at age 12 and will conclude her travel softball career this year with the PA Strikers 18U National Team.
“I love the team aspect of softball,” said Lauryn. “If you make a mistake, you know it’s not the end of the world because you have eight other girls that can pick you up. We all work toward one goal and all have each other’s backs, and I love that.”
Throughout her career with the Colonials, she has been a part of some significant softball victories against teams like William Tennett High School and Wissahickon High School and is proud to have been a part of making it to the first round of playoffs her freshman and junior year.
“Beating Hatboro-Horsham my freshman year and hitting a home run – that game is one of my favorite memories,” she said.
Lauryn has achieved Distinguished Honors all three years in high school and is planning to study nursing when she gets to college.
“I am looking forward to being a part of a highly competitive program that is going to push me to be the best player I can be. The team works so hard and is a contender to win the conference every year – I can’t wait to be a part of the Red Flash Family,” she said.
Photo: Lauryn Kane is seen here with her family (left to right in the back): Tom (father), Tyler (brother), Ryan (brother), and Jen (mother). Courtesy of Colonial School District