OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss softball team added two more student-athletes to its 2014 class with the additions of Kayla Landwehrmier and Emily Raspo, Ole Miss head coach Windy Thees announced Friday. Landwehrmier and Raspo join Lindsey Cassel, Danae King and Aimilia McDonough in the 2014 class.
Landwehrmier is an outfielder from St. Charles, Mo., while Raspo is a middle infielder from Modesto, Calif.
A four-year varsity starter at Francis Howell High School, Landwehrmier was named all-conference and academic all-conference every year of her high school career. Landwehrmier was also an all-district and all-region pitcher while helping guide her team to a third-place finish in the state championship as a junior. Landwehrmier played club and summer softball for the Missouri Warcats and St. Louis Chaos.
Landwehrmier was also an accomplished four-year varsity track and field athlete, earning all-conference, all-district and all-region distinctions in the long jump from 2011-13. Landwehrmier was also a state qualifier in the long jump in 2011 and 2013, and ranks second all-time in school history in the long jump with a mark of 17-6.
“Kayla’s actually been coming to camp here since my staff took the job two-and-a-half years ago,” Thees said. “We’ve had Kayla on the mound pitching, we’ve had Kayla in the outfield, we’ve had her at the plate and at shortstop. The kid can kind of do it all, but we’re going to have her really as an outfielder. She’s a power hitter, and again, she’s one of those special kids. You don’t have to be from Oxford to love Ole Miss. She absolutely fell in love with Ole Miss and really she’s kind of already been a part of our Ole Miss family. We’re just really excited to have it official and have her join our 2014 class.”
Raspo was a Western Athletic Conference first team all-league performer in 2011 and 2013. The 5-foot-2 middle infielder was named Central Catholic High School’s Defensive Player of the Year in those same two years and was also a Western Athletic Conference scholar athlete in each of the past three years.
Similar to Landwehrmier, Raspo is a talented multi-sport athlete who was a four-time first team all-league golfer in her high school’s conference. Raspo was named Central Catholic High School’s rookie of the year as a freshman, outstanding player as a sophomore and team MVP as a junior and senior.
In summer ball, Raspo helped lead her team to a runner-up finish in the 2013 18-under Independence Day Tournament in Boulder, Co., and a third-place finish at the PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach, Calif., in 2012.
“Emily Raspo is a middle infielder, who can actually play any position on the field – probably not first base or pitcher, but she’s a true utility player,” Thees said. “She has a pretty cool story: Her family toured around colleges every fall for the last eight or nine years – they go to a big football game – and they came to Ole Miss and absolutely fell in love with the place. I was able to watch her play on her really high quality summer team. We’re excited to have Emily. We think she’s going to really help us add depth to the middle infield and she could also play outfield or even third base.”
Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more
The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more
With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more
Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more
Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more
The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more
Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more
Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more
Six men with ties to Ole Miss were part of the inaugural class of 25 athletes and coaches inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame this past Saturday at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. It is believed that this... read more
In a tie for 7th place at 7-under, @OleMissFB takes home $30,000 in charity and scholarship. #CFAPBGolf pic.twitter.com/qd0JzilyYR-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 28, 2015 The Ole Miss team of head football coach Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy turned in a strong... read more
The Ole Miss men's and women's tennis team learned their postseason destinations, as the men's and women's NCAA Tournament fields were announced Tuesday. The men, ranked No. 13 in the nation, are the No. 14 overall seed and will be... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 21-27, 2015Baseball - During the five-game homestand, Ole Miss went 3-2 with a midweek win over Central Arkansas as well as claiming a weekend series over Alabama. - The Rebels recorded 68 hits throughout... read more
With a distance of 287-yards, the 2015 #CFAPBGolf Coaches Division Long Drive Champion is @CoachHughFreeze! pic.twitter.com/ProCdgbbg9-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 27, 2015 Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze took home the long drive title at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge... read more