Ambush claws her way to the top and signs letter of intent in softball to Towson Univeristy


Bridget Murphy

Ambush officially signs her Letter of Intent.

by Bridget Murphy, Editor

November 14, 2016 is a very important day to many athletes. Senior Kennedi Ambush officially committed to Towson University  to play softball by signing the National Letter of Intent.

Ambush has been playing club softball since eighth grade and “always dreamed of playing softball in college.” Towson is local, so her family is excited to be able to see her often and watch her play. Although Ambush is thrilled to attend Towson, there is no doubt Linganore and the family she has made here will be missed.

“The atmosphere and the football games is what I will miss most about Linganore. My fondest athletic memory here was when I got to go to the State Championship my freshman year. It was great to be able to play and be there with my team,” said Ambush. Kennedi, with the help of her team,  is a two-time regional champion.

Ambush is an outfielder and lead-off batter. In her 2016 season, she averaged the highest base and batting average (with a batting average of .380!).  She made Frederick News Post 1st team all-area since her freshman year. Along with that, she made the CMC first team for two years in a row.

Kennedi’s mom, Keli Ambush, said Kennedi grew most as student throughout her high school career because of the overwhelming “support from the faculty and staff.”

Ambush’s father, Bobby said that it wasn’t only her softball coaches that helped her grow, it was all of the coaches, including Coach Conner.

Towson University is the largest university in the Baltimore area, located in a suburb. Ambush’s favorite thing about TU is that it is in the city, easy to access stores and visit communities.

Coach Terry Burdette has known Kennedi since she was 7 years old. “Kennedi is one of the best athletes I’ve ever coached. She started playing in the 18 under travel level in the eighth grade which is very young. She just continues to improve every day,” said Burdette.

While it may be hard to see Ambush go off to college (even if she will be close to home), both Ambush’s parents and coach think that TU is a perfect fit for her. Coach Burdette says, “She’ll do great at Towson. It’s a great program. She’s a great athlete and I think she’ll do great things there.”

Before Ambush signed, Coach Connor gave a few words in her honor. He said, “She is an amazing athlete and has done so much work and so many things to get to this level she is at now.  She does great job in the classroom and in her other sports. The cool thing about Kennedi is that going to Towson, she will be local so we will be able to see her play.”

(To read about the LHS Varsity Softball team previous season records and game details, click this link. )