Bolters­dorf headed to Ge­or­gian Court

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS - By Steve Sherman

Buck­sLo­calS­ports Ed­i­tor

Pick­ing a col­lege can be a tough de­ci­sion, es­pe­cially when you have to weigh your aca­demic needs against your ath­letic wants.

On Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14, Penns­bury saw a whop­ping six soft­ball play­ers sign Ath­letic Let­ters of in­tent com­mit­ting to col­le­giate sports pro­grams.

While some of the play­ers com­mit­ted to col­leges sev­eral hours away or more, LDGy )DOFRnV RuW­fiHOGHU Tay­lor Bolters­dorf picked Di­vi­sion II Ge­or­gian Court Univer­sity.

A UHVHUvH FHnWHU­fiHOGHU ODVW year for Penns­bury which went to the Fi­nal Four in the state af­ter fall­ing to fourth place in the District One, Bolters­dorf had of­fers from West Ch­ester and New Haven but chose Ge­or­gian Court be­cause well, let her tell it.

Part of the rea­son was aca­demic, part eco­nomic.

“They have a great pro­gram for early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion which I’m ma­jor­ing in so that was a big plus, And they gave me the most money,” she said.

Tay­lor’s se­lec­tion means her par­ents won’t have far to go to see her play in col­lege soft­ball games. Lo­cated in Lake­wood, New gersey, it’s just a 45-minute drive from Bucks County.

“I wanted to go far away,” said Bolters­dorf. “This just hap­pened to be the school that really wanted me and that’s what I chose.”

Tay­lor also plays club ball for Lower South Lib­erty Gold along with gess Green­wald (Mount Saint Mary’s) and Christina Bas­cara (LaSalle). She and a large group RI VHnLRUV wLOO WDNH WKH fiHOG for Penns­bury in an ef­fort to get back to the state cham­pi­onship, like they did in 2011 when they came oh-so-close to win­ning it all against Hat­boro-Hor­sham.

Only two starters are NOT se­niors this coming sea­son. All but catch­ers Tay­lor Luise and Dani Litwin along wLWK ULJKW­fiHOGHU )DUUyO Groder are 12th-graders. Tak­ing the team far into the post­sea­son is just some­thing that comes nat­u­rally for this group, says Tay­lor.

“We’ve gone through all four years to­gether and we’re so com­pet­i­tive.

“We play travel against each other. “It’s just nat­u­ral for all of us.”

One of the goals for this sea­son is sole pro­pri­etor­ship of the Sub­ur­ban One League Na­tional ti­tle. Last sea­son, the Fal­cons shared the SOL Na­tional crown with Ne­shaminy when the Red­skins pulled off a late-sea­son 4-3 win over the Fal­cons.

The other play­ers com­mit­ting to col­lege soft­ball in­cluded pitcher sal Buehler DnG fiUVW bDVHPDn SuzDnnH Swan­icke – both are headed to LaSalle along with Bas­cara. Ad­di­tion­ally Macken­zLH 2bHUW LV KHDGHG WR WKH Univer­sity of Hart­ford to play soft­ball.

Pitcher Bran­don Gar­rett (Rhode Is­land base­ball) and at­tack win Kelsy Gum­bert (West Ch­ester lacrosse) also com­mit­ted to col­le­giate sports pro­grams.

Photo by Steve Sherman

Penns­bury out­fielder Tay­lor Bolters­dorf (R) re­cently com­mit­ted to play soft­ball at Ge­or­gian Court Univer­sity. She’s pic­tured here with pitcher Val Buehler (L), who is headed to LaSalle.

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