WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Much like Tristan McIntyre's start as McCutcheon head baseball coach, Kelsi Jones-Rynard's start as Harrison's head softball coach was seemingly over before it even started. Jones-Rynard was entering her first year as the head coach of the Raiders. While she never had the chance to coach the six Harrison seniors on the 2020 roster, their efforts on the field helped Harrison win back to back sectional titles in 2018 and 2019.
Kiara Dillon was a starter in the outfield during her career at Harrison. She plans on attending Purdue and will continue her softball career with the Boilermakers.
Kiley Goff was the starting catcher during her time with the Raiders. Goff hit a lofty .449 at the plate in her junior season. She will also continue her softball career at Purdue next year..
Hope Yeoman filled in as a catcher. Yeoman also plans to play softball at the next level. She'll attend Illinois Wesleyan this fall.
Bailey Weber played all over the field in a utility role. Weber will be attending St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana in the fall.
Lexi Knipp pitched and played in the outfield. Knipp plans on continuing her softball career at Dennison College in Ohio later this year.
Jozie Ramer played all over the infield at Harrison. She will continue her softball career at Bethel University in Mishawaka.
A state championship was the expectation for this group, but head coach Jones-Rynard simply appreciates the way her seniors welcomed her to the Harrison family.
"I really appreciated the way that they bought in," said Jones-Rynard. We were all learning together, and that was really special."