Schreiner signs with Washburn softball

Senior Autymn Schreiner signs her letter of intent with her family: Pete Adams, LeAnn Adams, Brett Schreiner and Hadley Schreiner.

Schreiner to bring leadership and work ethic to the Ichabods

Senior Autymn Schriener signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play softball at Washburn University.

Being a multi-sport athlete, Schriener had plenty of college options. She also excelled at tennis, basketball and volleyball during her time at WHS. She said softball was the obvious choice for her.

“Ever since I was 10 and went to the Softball College World Series to watch, I told myself that I would be one of them one day. Softball has also always been my favorite sport so I couldn’t imagine doing anything else at the next level,” Schriener said.

Introducing Schreiner, principal Jan Hutley said, “She was good enough that she could have picked about anything, but she chose softball. That shows her deep-seeded love for the game, that makes her successful at this level, and definitely at the next level.”

Hutley also read a statement from Washburn head softball coach Brenda Holaday, who could not attend because of NCAA rules. “We are elated to add Auty and her family to our Washburn softball program. Auty exemplifies everything that we are looking for in a student-athlete. It starts with her work ethic she is a dedicated student who has willingly taken on leadership roles in and out of the classroom.”

A former Wabaunsee coach, Holaday said the work Schreiner has done with the Chargers shows great promise for the future.

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Schreiner pitches in 2019 against Rock Creek.

WHS softball coach Joe Dee Tarbutton shares some statistics and accomplishments. “She’s a coach on the field for us. She’ll help out and give me ideas form practice. She’s probably a little intense for some people, but it’s fun.”

Travel softball coach Jason Oliver spoke about Schreiner’s athleticism. “Auty, when she first came to us, you could see the athleticism. You could tell she was going to be special softball player—softball has been her love from an early age, and still is.” “She also has a desire and a will to win that most kids don’t have at a young age. It makes a coach look so much better to have players like that.”

Heading into Washburn Schriener is undecided on her major but planning something in the healthcare field.

“I chose Washburn because I loved the coaches and the players and the family atmosphere that both the team and the school has. I was also very impressed with their facilities. The close location also drew toward it because it allows my parents and community that have supported me throughout high school to come support me at the next level,” Schriener said.

— Laurel Barber, @lawl_e_20

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