After being pursued and scouted for months, Cedarcrest High School senior Kailyn Campbell made it official in November 2012, signing a National Letter of Intent to play fastpitch softball for the Central Washington University Wildcats.
Campbell, who also received a scholarship to attend the school, is one of several prized recruits signed by nationally acclaimed Wildcats head coach Mallory Holtman.
Beginning with T-ball at a young age and moving to select softball at the age of 9, athletics has been a constant in Campbell’s life.
While she is also an accomplished volleyball and basketball player for Cedarcrest, softball has been the place where Kailyn has found much personal success. Playing first base, Kailyn’s defensive skills have been described as fluid and natural, with her power hitting abilities and offensive prowess ready to move to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, home to Central Washington University’s sports teams.
Central Washington University’s women’s fastpitch softball team has proven quite dominant in recent years, amassing an impressive 91-48 record in conference play over the last four seasons. Although the program had something of a down year in 2012, Campbell is one of many new additions to the team that will undoubtedly prove as a boost to a program looking to return to familiar heights in 2013.
As she wraps up a long and successful run in playing select softball this spring, Campbell will begin preparations for next year – training in the summer and taking part in fall ball tournaments prior to the start of the 2014 season.
Equally impressed with the campus as she is with her new head coach, Campbell is excited to make the journey to the highly respected school, located approximately 90 minutes away from the Snoqualmie Valley, in the college town of Ellensburg, Washington.