Hello, my name is Rachel Mcmullen. I will be a freshman at Western High School in the fall. My position is catcher but I also play 3rd, 1st, SS, and 2nd. I will play anywhere my coaches need me. I also play basketball and volleyball for my school. I have played softball since I was 6 and travel softball since I was 10. I was selected to our areas All-star team 3 years in a row. In 2019 our 12u team became the Illinois State Champs and we went to the central regional for the little league World Series. We finished top four in the central regional. It was an amazing experience and that is what motivated me to aspire to play college softball. I love school and just graduated 8th grade with a 4.0. I was awarded the American Legion Scholarship Award. I am also a member of the student council. I still find time to hang with family and friends. I love being outside. I enjoy camping, fishing, and riding ATV’s. I hunt with my dad and grandpa. On my current 2020-2021 travelball team, after 99 plate appearances so far, my batting average is .459, OPB is .535, and RBI’s is 33. I bat 4th in the line up. Besides my main 14u team I fill in on 2 other 16u teams. I love challenging myself with catching and hitting experience at a higher level. I have worked with the same hitting coach weekly for 2 years but I also work on my own at home multiple times a week and with my team. I attend all practices unless it’s absolutely unavoidable. I give 100%, am positive, and on time. I am still considering majors but I am interested in agriculture, conservation, healthcare, and physical therapy. My younger sister plays sports as well. I volunteer at her camps and help with catching drills at practices. Coaching maybe something I would enjoy after graduating. My goal is to find a 4 year university with a competitive softball program. I’m looking for positive team mates and coaches that I can learn as much as possible from. My continuing goal in high school is to maintain my GPA. I will continue to learn and work hard at softball. Thank you for your time, sincerely Rachel McMullen.