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Emiley Kennedy Verbally Commits to Texas A&M

03/21/2018 2:53 PM - The Scrap Yard Internationals program is proud to announce that Emiley Kennedy has verbally committed to Texas A&M! Emiley will graduate from the Woodlands High School in 2021 and pitches for the 18U Scrap Yard Internationals team based out of Conroe, TX.

The lefty power-pitcher is eager to get on campus and begin her career in College Station as an Aggie. The Texas A&M softball program, currently ranked eleventh in the country, is lead by one of the most successful and revered coaches in the game, Jo Evans. When asked about her commitment to A&M, Emiley said, ““I have always wanted to go to Texas A&M University. The campus is beautiful and full of rich traditions. As soon as I stepped on campus I felt like I was part of the family. I look forward to continuing my education and softball career at such an amazing university. I am excited about learning more about the game I love from Coach Evans and the incredible coaching staff at Texas A & M. Gig ‘em!”

Emiley’s International coaches, Connie May and Todd Leach, sung her praises about her character on and off the field. When Coach Leach was asked about Emiley committing to such a storied program, he said “Emiley Kennedy came to us in November of this past year, a raw 6'2” lefty pitcher looking to grow and improve her skills with our training staff, and to compete at the top level of competition that our Organization plays. She’s definitely a top-tier talent, and she’s a blue chip, as they say. But getting her in-house and seeing her work ethic and our coaches getting a chance to coach her, I had no idea how determined she was, She is one of those driven kids. We are excited to see Emiley reach her potential and make an impact in the SEC when she gets there.”

After so many years of practice, games, and sacrifices, committing to a university is just as proud of a moment for the parents as it is for the athlete. Emiley’s parents, Christine and Pat Kennedy, are excited to trade in the red and green for maroon and white! Her parents expressed their pride in their daughter, saying, “We are extremely happy that Emiley gets to continue her passion and the love the she has for softball. We were very impressed with the academic program and the facilities at Texas A&M University. We look forward to watching Emiley follow her dreams at the next level as an Aggie!”

Congratulations to Emiley and the Kennedy family!

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