WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – McCutcheon High School announced the hiring of Kelsey Rummel as the new varsity softball coach Monday morning.
Pending board approval at the July Tippecanoe School Corporation Board meeting Rummel will be officially recognized as the new coach.
Rummel, a 2009 McCutcheon graduate, played a big role in the 2008 IHSAA state championship, earning Co-MVP honors with teammate Tori Collins. She earned seven total letters during her time at McCutcheon, including four on the softball diamond. During the team’s run to the 2008 state title, she led the team in batting average and steals.
She continued her softball career at the collegiate level for the University of Indianapolis. As a Greyhound, she earned NFCA All-American Second Team honors and NFCA All-Midwest Region First Team. As a senior at UIndy, she started at third base for the Hounds, hitting .355 on the season (third best on the team).
During NCAA play, she went 11-for-23 (.478) at the plate, collecting at least one hit in all six contests. Rummel finished her career second on UIndy’s all-time hits list (213), second in stolen bases (74), and third in runs scored (128).
“I’m very excited. I think this is going to be a big boost of energy for the program,” Rummel said. “I’m ready to get going. I’ve always loved working with kids, especially high school age kids. We did a lot of camps at UIndy. That’s kind of where I developed and where I really felt I wanted to be at the high school level.”
Coach Rummel will begin meeting with her student athletes in July. She is currently working to put together her coaching staff.
“This is something I’ve been wanting for a while now. I’m just very excited for all the potential that the girls have here. I know we’re a winning program, and I’m ready to push those girls to the next level.”