#NationalSigningDay2023: Devyn Mcfarland signs to continue her softball career at York College of Pennslyvania


Keira Knedeisen

Devyn McFarland signs to York College of Pennsylvania to continue her softball career.

by Alexis Hardy, Editor

On May 10, Devyn McFarland signed her National Letter of Intent to continue playing softball at York College of Pennsylvania. 

A consistent member of the Lancer lineup since her freshman year, McFarland has had some huge clutch moments for Linganore. 

During the 2022 State Championship game, McFarland laid down a bunt to score fellow senior Katie Healy a run that would prove to be the difference in Linganore’s 9-8 victory over Chopticon High School.

Coach Andrea Poffenberger commented on McFarland’s athleticism and consistency as qualities that help her be successful.

“Athletically, Devyn never ceases to amaze me,” Poffenberger said. “She’s one of the most reliable and talented second basemen I’ve ever had the opportunity to coach.”

McFarland has been playing softball since she was 6 years old. She’s played for multiple teams in her 10-year career, ultimately ending up with Rise Up Softball Academy. 

McFarland says that her travel team contributed greatly to her recruiting process.

“Travel has increased my chances of college coaches seeing me play,” McFarland said. “Typically we visit Pennsylvania and Virginia … last year we were able to go to Florida and Massachusetts.”

McFarland knew that York was the place for her after attending a camp and meeting the coach and team.

“I actually visited [York] multiple times, ” McFarland said. “The team made me feel so comfortable, so that’s when I knew York was the one.”

The York College Spartans are coming off of a successful season, winning their second Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth championship in three years. As well as joining an incredibly successful softball program, McFarland will also be majoring in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

“York is a great school, and they are super lucky to get Devyn as a member of their program,” said Poffenberger.