Congratulations to Emilee Rooney. Emilee will be heading to Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, Iowa after she graduates from Francis Howell in May 2018.
Emilee has grown up with a bat in one hand and a glove on the other. From the time she could walk, Emilee’s parents, Jim and Jan could see the softball passion in Emilee’s eyes. Not only would she be a great softball player, but she’d grow up into a loving young lady who wants to pay forward the support she’s been given.
Emilee has been a part of the St. Louis Extreme organization for many years. She played 14U and 16U for Coach Mickey DeBold. Coach DeBold helped Emilee become an outstanding catcher. Coach DeBold believed in Emilee from the start and after countless hours of practice not much gets past Emilee – and watch out if you’re trying to steal a base. Emilee’s got a mean arm and quick release. She currently plays 18U for Coach Brittany Harper and is the Team Captain. She’s looking forward to traveling with the 18U team to Colorado along with several other out-of-town tournaments.
Emilee is a senior at Franics Howell and has played softball for the Vikings all four years of high school. In 2017, the Vikings made it to the State Final Four. After graduation, Emilee will continue to play softball at Iowa Wesleyan University for Coach Mike Hampton. She will major in Elementary Education. Emilee wants to be a science teacher and hopes to one day become a softball coach. She will make an outstanding educator and coach!