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2015 Scholarship Recipients
Jamie Abell
 

Jamie Abell

Jamie Abell graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Maryland in 2013 and will be starting her sophomore year at Gettysburg College in the fall of 2014. Jamie was a four year Varsity starter at second, short stop, and catcher in high school where she received honorable mention, second team, and first team (twice) all WCAC conference honors. She graduated from high school as salutatorian of her class, held highest academic achievement in science, and graduated with highest academic honors. During freshman college season, she was rewarded Rookie of the Year honors and second team all Centennial Conference honors, along with Centennial Conference player of the week. She finished her first year of college on the Dean's Honor List and has decided to pursue a dual major of Economics and Political Science. She actively volunteers at the Gettysburg senior center and is service leader of the 2014 Gettysburg College softball team.


Kristen Ball  

Kristen Ball

Kristen Ball attended Polytech High School where she graduated in the top ten of her class. The Magnolia, Delaware native was a Second Team All-State selection at second base as a junior after receiving First Team All-State honors as a utility player in 2012 during her sophomore year, when she also earned Second Team NFCA All-East Region accolades. She is currently attending Fairfield University where she is majoring in Marketing and will be starting her sophomore year in the fall. During her first season of colligate ball, she earned a starting spot at second base just in time to help her team win the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference


Alexis Baughman
 

Alexis Baughman

A recent 2015 graduate from St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown, Delaware Alexis played for the varsity softball team for four years, and was the only player in St. Georges history to achieve 4 conference wins. She received all first team all conference, and 3rd team all state recognition and played in the Carpenter Cup her sophomore and junior year. Alexis finished my high school career with the player to have the all time highest batting average ever at St. Georges. She played in the blue gold game and also played for the Delaware cobras 18u gold. She will finish her softball career after 4 years at Wilmington University on a softball scholarship. She plans to major in elementary education. Lastly, she volunteers at daycares, and other child care centers.


Mackenzie Cronin
 

Mackenzie Cronin

Mackenzie is a 2012 graduate from Binghamton High School in Binghamton, New York and was a member of the 18U STPS Ponies travel softball team. Mackenzie played both varsity volleyball and varsity softball in high school, receiving All- Conference, All-Tournament and MVP selections. She was varsity softball captain her junior and senior year and awarded scholar athlete/academic all-star in both sports. Mackenzie was a member of National Honor Society and Math Honor Society while graduating high school a Full International Baccalaureate Diploma student, in the top 4% of her class. Mackenzie has volunteered her time as a tutor, Special Olympics coach and dedicated UHS Hospital volunteer. Mackenzie now attends the University of Rochester where she majors in Molecular Genetics with a minor in psychology while on the softball team. At the University of Rochester she conducts pediatric lung biology research under Dr. Michael O’Reilly and has made dean’s list every semester while attending the university. Mackenzie completed her freshman and sophomore years at Siena College, where she served as a Student Athlete Mentor and earned a MAAC All-Academic team selection her sophomore year. Mackenzie’s future plans include attending medical school to become a physician, specifically a reproductive endocrinologist


Stephanie Deeb
 

Stephanie Deeb

Stephanie graduated Madison High School in 2015 as class valedictorian. She was president of National Honor Society and played cello in the MHS orchestra, and she enjoyed volunteering with the MHS Interact Club. In her four years on the softball team as a pitcher and first baseman, she received first team all-conference, second team all-county, and second team north section 2 group 2 honors, and was co-captain her senior year. Steph plays club softball with the NJ Sparks. She is very excited to play softball and to study biology for pre-med at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Emma Deluca-Knighton
 

Emma Deluca-Knighton

Emma will be entering her senior year at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metro Campus where she is a member of the Division 1 FDU Knights Softball team. Under Head Coach Candi Letts, the softball squad is the first in school history to make a post-season trip to the Northeast Conference playoffs and did so for the 2014 & 2015 seasons.
Emma, who was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2013 is a Biology major on a pre-med track minoring in Chemistry.In 2013 Emma was honored by her team with the “Softball Knight” award for her willingness to always put the teams’ goals ahead of her own. In 2014 Fairleigh Dickinson University presented Emma with the Richard Panicucci Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary community service involvement. Emma also received the North East Conference Alpha Beta Award for Academic Excellence during each of her years at FDU. Emma is a 2012 graduate of Vernon Township High School in Vernon, NJ where she was Captain of her high school softball team and led the Vernon Vikings in batting average, RBI’s,  doubles, triples, and homeruns in her senior year. A 2012 All-Sussex County Team selection, 2012 NJAC 2nd Team All-Conference selection, Emma was also selected to the 2012 NJAC All-Academic Team and 2012 All-West NJ 3rd Team. After college Emma intends to continue her education in the medical field.


Olivia Ellis
 

Olivia Ellis

Olivia Ells went to high school at Padua Academy where she was in National Honor Society and was an honor roll student. She participated in many clubs and activities, most of them involving service. She made first team all-catholic conference her sophomore, junior, and senior year as well as honorable mention all-state, second team all-state, and first team all-state throughout her high school career. She enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family. She will be a freshman at the Catholic University of America next year and plans on studying biochemistry and playing softball for the Cardinals.


Katherine Haley
 

Katherine Haley

Katie graduated Mount Saint Mary Academy, located in Watchung, N.J., in 2014, and will be starting her sophomore year at Drexel University. She was a member of the Jersey Flames 18U Gold travel softball team and continues to play on the Jersey Flames 23U team. Katie was a four-year varsity starter for her high school team, where she was named softball team MVP all four years and school Athlete of the Year her senior year. As team captain during her senior season, Katie led the Mount Lions to a division championship, the program's first since 2007. She was selected First Team All-County and All Conference her sophomore, junior and senior years. Her senior season she was also named All State and was selected to play in the Super 36 New Jersey Senior All-Star Game. Katie was also a standout student at Mount Saint Mary and finished her high school career with a 4.0 GPA in all AP and Honors classes.  She was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Latin Society, the National English Society and the Vice President of the National Art Honor Society. In addition, Katie volunteers her time to sew bibs and make blankets for the charity Love Without Boundaries, which assists babies born in China with cleft palates and provides these unprivileged babies with proper medical care. Katie will be entering her second season as a member of the Division 1 Drexel University softball program. At Drexel University, Katie has achieved being named to the Dean’s List for her freshman year. Katie was also awarded the AJ Drexel Scholarship and the Eli Lilly Foundation Scholarship. She is a Fashion Design major and hopes to become a fashion illustrator/bridal designer. She is an intern in New York City with the designer Rubin Singer for the summer of 2015.


Audrey Hubbard
 

Audrey Hubbard

Audrey is a 2013 graduate from North Dorchester High School in Hurlock, MD.  She was a four-year Varsity softball player with two years as captain of the team.  Also while in high school she was a four-year Varsity field hockey player. Where she played the positions of halfback, fullback, and goalie, and she served as captain her senior year.    She received the Senior award and the MVP award in both sports.  She also received the Multi Sport Award, for receiving the most athletic points in her graduating class.  Audrey graduated with Honors and a Certificate of Merit with a 3.67 G P A.  Audrey was also a member of the Music Honor Society, four-year marching band member, 1st chair clarinet and played the piano as well.  She is a 6-year Delaware Storm player, and now is the pitching coach for the 14U Storm team.  Audrey attended Washington College in 2014 where she played softball, as a pitcher and first baseman.   Audrey transfer to Chowan University, in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, in 2015 where she is currently on the Deans List with a 3.31 G P A, Audrey is a pitcher and first baseman for Chowan University Softball team.  The Chowan Hawks Softball team took first place in their North Division Conference last year.


Anna Jensen
 

Anna Jensen

Anna was a 2013 graduate of Dulaney High School and is in her junior year at Swarthmore College. A Computer Science major, Anna completed a summer internship at the college for the ITS and Library's SPEED project (Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development), in which she helped code a new physics demonstrations website and a web app for Navajo language verb generation that will hopefully serve as the basis for future creation of Navajo language spellcheck and autocomplete. She hopes to become a web developer after graduate. She was an outfielder for the Swarthmore Garnet, but had a shortened season due to illness. In her spare time, Anna volunteers as the treasurer for the Swarthmore Sexual Health Advocates, is in the National German Honor Society and German club, and is a member of the Swarthmore Women in Computer Science. In her spare time, she enjoys coding, reading, and playing board and video games.


Kaitlyn Kallert
 

Kaitlyn Kallert

Kate was a 2013 graduate of Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, New Jersey where she lettered four years in softball, was class historian and the vice-president of the National Honor Society. During her high school career she also played softball for the New Jersey Heist organization led by her coach Sergio Rodriguez. Kate is now entering her junior year at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. At Rider she majors in Pre-law and hopes to attend law school upon graduation. Kate was named to the 2015  All-MAAC Academic Team and has achieved the Dean’s List at Rider.  Kate was awarded the Criminal Justice Academic Achievement Award as well as Rider University’s Student Athlete Academic Achievement  Award. During her freshman season, Kate saw a substantial amount of time on the mound and led the team in wins for the season. Unfortunately, in the beginning of her sophomore year Kate was sidelined with a shoulder injury that eventually resulted in surgery causing her to miss the majority her sophomore season. Now a red shirt , Kate is determined to return pitching for the Broncs for her junior season and continues to work hard both athletically and academically  She is extremely grateful for this award .


Danielle Napoli
 

Danielle Napoli

Danielle Napoli graduated Riverhead High School in Riverhead, NY in 2015.  She will be attending SUNY Geneseo in the fall where she will play softball as well as field hockey and major in math.  Danni was a two time all-county player and MVP in both softball and field hockey, as well as being named Large School Player of the Year in Suffolk County as a senior along with First Team All-Long Island and First Team All-State.  For two consecutive years she led her team in every offensive category, batting .605 as a senior and making only 3 errors in 64 attempts at short stop.  With her field hockey team, Danni made school history by assisting a goal in overtime to win a game bringing the Riverhead field hockey team to a round of playoffs that they had not seen in over 30 years.  In the classroom, Danni graduated with a final weighted GPA of 100 and was a member of the National Honor Society, National Foreign Language Honor Society, and the Math and Spanish clubs.  Danni looks forward to all the challenges and adventures that await her at Geneseo.


Rebekah Notte
 

Rebekah Notte

Becky Notte will be entering her senior year at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA where she catches for the Falcons.  She graduated with honors from Caravel Academy in Bear, DE, where she participated in many clubs.  Becky was a member of the varsity softball team and earned All-State catching honors in 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as NFCA First Team All-Region honors her senior season.  During the past two years at Messiah, Becky has been named to the Dean’s List every semester, and currently has a cumulative GPA of 3.99.  On the field, Becky has led the Flacons both seasons in both batting average and RBI’s, as has played virtually every game behind the plate.  During her freshman season, she was named Second Team All-Commonwealth Conference, NFCA Third Team All-Region, and to the Commonwealth Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.  As a sophomore, Becky once again earned All-Commonwealth and All-Region Honors, as she was named First Team All-Commonwealth Conference, NFCA First Team All-Region, and to the Commonwealth Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.  Additionally, Becky was one of nine softball players in her conference to be named to the Commonwealth Academic All-Conference Team.  During this summer, she has spent her time volunteering as an assistant coach for the 16u Delaware Magic, as well as working several local softball camps through which she has enjoyed sharing her love and knowledge of the game with up-and-coming athletes like herself.  In August, Becky will travel alongside a team of 12 other athletes from Messiah to Panama on a mission’s trip during which she will distribute water purification filters, visit local schools and orphanages, and engage in sports ministrye. 


Kayla Parker
 

Kayla Parker

Kayla is a 2015 graduate from Smyrna High School, in Smyrna, DE. She was a three-year Varsity Softball player and ran indoor track, where she made states as a freshman, sophomore and came in first in conferences in the 4x200 meter relay. Kayla also placed fifth in regionals as a freshman and sophomore. She graduated in the National Society of High School Scholars, earning Honor Roll every marking period of her high school career. She is a three-year Delaware storm player and a three-year participant in the Delaware Invitational. She enjoys helping out with Team Storm 10U when needed and volunteering at the Delaware Hospital of the Chronically Ill. Kayla looks forward to new beginnings at Messiah College, where she will be majoring in Psychology and playing softball.


Ashton Tomlinson
 

Ashton Tomlinson

Ashton is a junior at Eastern University in PA, and is a graduate from Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, DE. Majoring in nursing, she plans to continue her education after graduation to become a Pediatric Oncologist. In her freshman year at Eastern, Ashton played outfield and pitched, and was honored with second team Freedom conference for outfield. Ashton led the freedom conference in triples, fifth in the conference for doubles, and led the team with a .500 slugging percentage. Her sophomore year at Eastern, Ashton played centerfield and started in all of the Eagles 35 games. Ashton currently holds a 4th place spot in Eastern’s career hitting records for batting average with a .373, and a 6th place spot for slugging percentage with a .504. Ashton also holds a 3rd place spot in Eastern’s single season hitting records for hits with 49, 4th place spot for runs,  and 5th for stolen bases. As a nursing student, Ashton was given dean’s list honors each semester. Ashton’s sophomore year, she was awarded MAC honor roll. Ashton is a member of the Fellowship of Christian athletes, and in her spare time enjoys volunteering, cooking, and being with her family.


Karissa Zubulake
 

Karissa Zubulake

Karissa is a 2015 graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School. She was the starting pitcher of the varsity softball team, and her senior year, Karissa pitched 179 innings, had 46 consecutive shutout innings, and hit five homeruns. Her team won the County and Sectional Championships. She was named 1st Team All Area, 1st Team All County, 1st Team All Conference, and the Hunterdon County Player of the Year. She was a three time Varsity Scholar Athlete Award winner and Howard Stewart Sportsmanship awardee. Karissa also played travel softball for the New Jersey Venom. Aside from softball, Karissa was a member of National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and the Vice President of Spanish Honor Society. She is also very involved with community service. Karissa earned her Gold Award for volunteering at an assisted living home, and was a Sunday School teacher's assistant at her church. In the classroom, Karissa took many AP and honors courses, was named to honor roll every semester, and is a National Merit Commended Student. Karissa will be attending the New York University Stern School of Business, majoring in finance, and playing softball.