Landwehrmier, Raspo Join Rebels' Class

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Nov. 15, 2013

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.

Kayla Landwehrmier

Kayla Landwehrmier

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.”

Emily Raspo

Emily Raspo

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.”

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