CB South's Ortman & Kenney Sign to Play Collegiate Softball

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, Central Bucks South seniors Kylie Kenney and Alexa Ortman were recognized for signing letters of intent to play softball at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery at the following link: https://solsports.zenfolio.com/p307518672

Kylie Kenney – Bryant University (Softball)
Major: 
Undecided
Final list of colleges:  Bryant, Elon, Towson
Reasons for choosing Bryant: “I chose Bryant because it’s the perfect combination of academics and softball. It is a D-I school, but it’s mainly academic focused. Softball is a priority, but academics come first. Some schools, the bigger programs, are the opposite. Bryant is a smaller school, which I wanted, so you get individual attention.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in softball at the collegiate level?  “The last couple of years I decided that I wanted to go to college and play softball, especially when I switched to Rock Gold for 18U. That’s when I really got involved in searching for schools and looking for the perfect fit.”
Coach Kevin Rosini says:  “Kiley’s career so far speaks for itself. She’s a true team leader, and in every aspect, she carried us to where we got to last year on the mound. She’s a leader on and off the field, which is important at the high school level. Bryant is getting one of the best pitchers in Bucks County, it’s not even close. Kylie doesn’t carry one bad pitch into the next one. Her emotions stay the same the whole way. She’s a warrior, she’s a battler out there, and she doesn’t take what happens on the field into her play, and that’s what makes her so good. She’ll be so successful at Bryant. She’s a good student, she’s a good person. You couldn’t ask for a better leader on the mound. I’m excited for her, and I’m excited for her senior season.”
About Kylie:
Favorite food: 
Raspberries
Favorite movie/TV show:  Footloose/Friends
Favorite music:  Pop

Alexa Ortman – La Salle University (Softball)
Major: 
Undecided
Final list of colleges:  La Salle, Kutztown, Monmouth, Providence
Reasons for choosing La Salle:  “I chose La Salle because I love the coach, Brooke Darreff, who is from around here and actually played for CB South. She was super nice, and I just liked the way she was going to change the program because she’s a newer coach. I liked being closer to home – not too close, but I’m in Philly and there’s a lot of stuff to do. I just liked the campus too.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in softball at the collegiate level? “When I started thinking I was going to play in college, it was 14U. I started off with really big (ideas). I wanted to go to the SEC, but as I got older, I realized I would probably play D-I around here, but I did want to go D-I.”
Coach Kevin Rosini says:  “Alexa is our catalyst, she’s our offensive sparkplug. Since the first day I met her, she’s just been non-stop go, go, go. She’s one of the best leadoff hitters in the area. She has speed, and she’s great defensively in center field, she can track anything down you hit out there, she tracks balls better than anybody I’ve seen. She knows where to set up, she has a great first step, and she makes the tough catches look routine. Her arm is underrated by a lot of teams. You can’t run on her at all. She keeps us in games, she takes extra base hits away. La Salle is getting a perfect player for their program. She’s going to get her 100th career hit this year, and we’re excited for that. She’s a great student and a great person off the field as well.”
About Alexa:
Favorite food: 
Pasta
Favorite movie:  Avengers
Favorite music:  Pop