Congratulations to Raritan High School senior Emily Schaffer, who is about to do something not many high school athletes get a chance to do.
The RHS first baseman has committed to play softball at Post University in the fall. She is one of three athletes to commit to the university, according to a statement from the university.
“I am very excited to add these three talented student-athletes to our program,” said Garofalo. “They will all be great additions to the University both on and off the field.”
Schaffer has received many honors during her playing career at Raritan, including First Team National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-East Region, First Team All-Shore, and Newark Star Second Team All-State. She holds the single-season home run record at Raritan with 12 long balls last season and has amassed 18 over her career to go with a .435 batting average. On the mound, Schaffer has recorded 40 wins, 255 strikeouts, and a 1.87 earned-run average.
Other athletes joining the school are:
Aja DeGrauw – OF – Shirley, N.Y./William Floyd High School – DeGrauw has been the starting centerfielder at William Floyd since her freshman year. She is a member of the Long Island Anthem 18U Gold travel team. Off the field, DeGrauw was named to the academic high honor roll all throughout high school. She will be majoring in Criminal Justice at Post.
Nicole Venturini – 2B/SS – North Scituate, R.I./Scituate High School – Venturini has led the state in home runs in each of the past two years. During her sophomore season, she led Rhode Island with a .667 batting average. Venturini has been named All-Division and team MVP three times, and All-State once over her career. She has played in the Rhode Island Coaches’ All-Star Game every year. Off the field, Venturini is a member of the National Honor Society and has made high honors with distinction in nine academic quarters.
The Eagles kick-off the 2014 season with a 10-game trip to Clermont, Fla. for the National Training Center (NTC) Spring Games beginning on Feb. 28.
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