Lanyon commits to Randolph-Macon

Amanda Lanyon commits to Randolph-Macon College for Softball


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Amanda Lanyon commits to Randolph-Macon.

Senior Amanda Lanyon started playing softball for a little league known as The Dixie Chicks when she was 11 years old. Over her career, Lanyon also played for Huguenot Little League, RVA Panthers and the Lady Titans. In eighth grade, she made the Monacan High School JV softball team. Lanyon was inspired by her brother, who played baseball. “I wanted to play, so softball was the closest thing.” After playing for Monacan for two years, Lanyon moved to Midlo where she currently plays center.

While deciding whether or not she wanted to take the sport to the collegiate level, Lanyon’s travel coach and mom helped her with the recruiting process. “I didn’t really know this past summer if I wanted to even play college softball and they helped me realize that I wanted to.” It took “a lot of hard work and patience” for Lanyon to get to where she is today.  And, with hard work and patience, Lanyon has been able to progress each year to get to the collegiate softball level.

Lanyon said she chose Randolph-Macon College because “it was a small school, close to home so [her] mom could come watch [her] games, and it is a good academic school.” In the fall, she plans to major in business at Randolph-Macon. Randolph-Macon is located in Ashland, Virginia. 

Lanyon’s teammate Cassie Grizzard said “Amanda is an extremely hard worker and a leader in the outfield. She continues to strive to be the best player she can be. Randolph Macon is so lucky to have her.” Lanyon works hard to achieve her best and inspire her team members. For Lanyon’s last softball season on a high school team, she hopes that her softball team will “make it states.”

Congratulations, Amanda!