Young taking softball talents to MSJ

Manchester senior Karley Young recently signed her letter of intent to play softball at Mount St. Joseph University. Present for the signing ceremony were: Front row, from left, Wes Young (father), Karley Young, and Donna Young (mother); Back row, John Kennedy (MHS Softball Coach).

By Mark Carpenter – 

It was a double signing day at Manchester High School on Feb. 8, and a banner day for Mount St. Joseph University.
After signing MHS senior Mason Bilyeu for football, the Lions added a new member to their softball program in MHS senior Karley Young.
Young signed her letter of intent in a ceremony held at MHS.
“I was on an athletic recruiting site and got an email from the Mount and I decided to make a visit,” said Young at her signing. “The Mount seemed like a really good fit for me, I really liked it there, it was a small campus and it’s pretty close to home.”
Young showed that multi-position versatility in her career at MHS, and she is coming off an outstanding junior season that saw her as a unanimous All-SHAC selection while also being named Second Team All-District. She had been Honorable Mention All-District in her sophomore year.
As a junior, she batted .353 with a on-base percentage of .457. She drove home 13 runs, scored 19 runs, and led the team with 24 base hits, and was second on the squad in doubles and runs scored.
“Karley is a very unselfish, team-first player,” said MHS softball coach John Kennedy. “She’s not all about stats and just does for us whatever we need and has been a leader for us from day one. It seems like a great fit for her and they have the program she wants.”
“The Mount is getting a really good player.”
While at the Mount, Young plans to study Physical Therapy.