Five Nebraska High School Standouts Sign With Wildcat Softball For 2023-24

WAYNE – A handful of high school softball standouts have signed their national letters-of-intent to attend Wayne State College and play for the Wildcats during the 2023-24 school year.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, head softball coach Christy Warnock announced the group of signees being Kennadi Borngrebe of Omaha, Masyn Bunnell of Gretna, Emilee Marth from Nebraska City, Jordyn Rochholz of Elkhorn and Marli Stones from Crete.

Coach Warnock is thrilled to welcome in their 2023 signing class to the Wayne State softball family as this class is a dynamic, competitive and achieving group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a high level of dedication and passion on the field and in the classroom.

Kennadi Borngrebe is a 5-7 right-handed pitcher from Elkhorn South High School where she was a three year starter in softball.  This season she posted an 18-9 record in the circle while helping her team to a 27-10 record and a fourth place finish at the Class A State Softball Tournament.  Borngrebe was a Class A All-State Second Team selection to go with All-Metro Conference as a senior and All-Metro Conference and Class A All-State honorable mention as a junior.  She also excels in the classroom with Academic All-State honors.

Masyn Bunnell, a 5-6 outfielder from Millard West High School, is a two year starter in softball.  She posted a .347 batting average in her senior season with a .528 slugging percentage and had 21 RBI.  Bunnell is a standout in the classroom named Academic All-State as a junior and senior.

Emilee Marth is a 5-7 outfielder from Nebraska City High School where she was four year starter in softball while also lettering three years in basketball and two in track and field.  Marth had the top batting average in the state of Nebraska as a senior hitting .692 with 45 hits, 44 RBI and 38 runs scored helping the Pioneers to a 15-11 record this season to earn Class B All-State Second Team honors.  She recorded a .662 average as a junior with 53 hits that included 15 doubles and had a .349 average in her sophomore season.  Marth was a three-time Class B All-State Second Team selection and First Team All-Trailblazer Conference selection.  She is also a standout in the classroom named NCPA Academic All-State.

Jordyn Rochholz, a 5-5 catcher/utility player from Elkhorn High School, is a four year letter winner in softball and three years in track and field.  Rochholz earned Class B All-State First Team honors as a senior posting a .382 batting average while helping the Antlers to a 21-11 record and state runner up finish.  She also earned Academic All-State honors in the classroom.

Marli Stones, a 5-9 shortstop from Crete High School, is a three year starter in softball while also competing in basketball and soccer.  She earned Class B All-State honorable mention during her senior season to go with All-Central Conference Third Team honors while helping the Cardinals to a 16-13 record and district runner up finish.

The Wayne State College softball team is coming off a 15-38 season after finishing 10th in the NSIC with a 12-18 league record last season.

WSC will open their 2023 season during the Pittsburg State Triangular on Friday, February 17 – 18 in Pittsburg, Kansas. The Wildcats will join the host Pitt State and Drury.