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Dragons' Lehman signs with IU softball

November 16, 2012
By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School



New Palestine High School senior Erin Lehman signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Indiana University Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

Lehman is the latest in a long line of Div. I players from New Palestine's softball program in recent years under the tutelage of head coach Ed Marcum. She joins recent NPHS alumni Div. I players Audrey East (Butler), Alexa Cavin (Indiana State), Jessica Huey (Butler), Lauren Schroeder (Ball State), Erin Jackson (Butler) and Alyssa Marcum (Indiana State) in having played softball at the Div. I level.

During her three years at NPHS so far, Lehman has helped lead the Dragons to two sectional titles, two regional titles and a Hoosier Heritage Conference championship.

As a junior in the 2012 season, Erin hit .364 with a home run, 18 RBI and eight stolen bases in 15 games as the Dragons posted a 22-7 record and won the Hoosier Heritage Conference championship. As a sophomore in 2011, she led the Dragons in hitting with a .505 average, with five homers, 23 RBI, 19 extra-base hits and 17 stolen bases in 29 games, again leading New Palestine to a 22-7 mark and a sectional championship. She has played as a corner outfielder and a middle infielder during her tenure as a Dragon, and has been a starter since her freshman year.

Erin has also lettered in basketball during her freshman year at NPHS.

Erin is the daughter of Doug and Michelle Lehman. She plans to study biology at IU.

Photo:

New Palestine High School senior Erin Lehman signs her national letter of intent to play softball at Indiana University. Flanking her are sister Casey Lehman and her parents, Doug and Michelle Lehman. Also with her are (back row) NPHS assistant principal Miles Hercamp, NPHS principal Keith Fessler, NPHS athletic director Al Cooper, former NPHS strength and conditioning teacher Jamie Wingler, performance trainer Horace Barrett, NPHS softball coach Ed Marcum, hitting/fielding instructor Roger Nickelson and NPHS assistant softball coach Mark Prosser. Photo credit: New Palestine High School.


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