Posted: Jan 30, 2019
Nyack College head softball coach Jeff Aumend has announced that Kelly Rattigan, outfielder from John Jay-East Fishkill High School (N.Y.), has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Warriors softball family.
Rattigan, a three-sport student-athlete who also plays volleyball and is a pole vaulter in Track and Field, both hits and slaps from the left side of the plate and has played centerfield, for her high school and travel teams. Coach Aumend also shared that Rattigan pitched, last summer, for the Frozen Ropes Black 18U team as a part of Tony Abbatine's organization. Abbatine is the U.S. Olympic Softball Vision Training Coach, now that Softball and Baseball are returning from their recent unfortunate hiatus as Olympic sports for nearly 7 years. Rattigan also is current member of the Empire State Huskies travel team.
"Kelly never stops smiling," stated Aumend. "Her enthusiasm for the game of softball, a college degree, her teammates and community service is infectious. She is a great addition, who can play all three outfield positions and is a triple threat, from the left side of the plate. She also can pitch, which brings added value. She fits our goal of having talented multi-positional players who can hit and put their team, first."
Rattigan has been named All-League in softball, three straight years, and also All-Section, twice. Very involved in community service projects, her favorite scripture is 1st Corinthians 13:4-8. And, her favorite pro player is recently retired Mets third baseman David Wright. She plans to major in Communications, aspiring to work in television sports reporting.
Coach Aumend added, "Maybe, some day Kelly will be interviewing David Wright, in the Mets front office! I would not be surprised, as she has a passion for all that she does."
The signing of Rattigan is now the fourth player, this Fall and Winter, to commit to being a Nyack Warrior Softball player in 2019-20.