Boltersdorf headed to Georgian Court
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.
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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.
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.