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Northridge High School senior Grace Grevengoed, (center, front row) signs to continue her academic and softball careers at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., surrounded by parents Bruce and Pam Grevengoed and; (from left, back row) Northridge assistant Andy Robinson and Northridge head coach James "Bo" O'Dell. (Photo Supplied)
Grevengoed signs with Southeastern U.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — Grace Grevengoed, a Northridge High School senior, has signed to continue her academic and softball careers at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla.

In 2013, Grevengoed hit .377 with nine runs batted in and 20 runs scored for a James "Bo" O'Dell-coached Northridge team that went 26-2 overall, 14-0 in the Northern Lakes Conference and won sectional and regional titles.

In 2012, Grevengoed hit .409 and drove in eight runs while scoring eight for a team that went 30-2 overall, 14-0 in the NLC and took sectional and regional crowns.

Grevengoed has played almost everywhere on the diamond and is a true utility player.

"I worked with Grace as a camper since she was 12 years old and her work ethic and athleticism drew me in and I wanted her to play for me in college," said Southeastern head coach Anna Welsh, the former Bethel College coach. "She played the corners as well as outfield and has been a catcher ever since I can remember her. I'm excited to coach and mentor her because she is perfect fit for my style and she will bring so much to the team off the field as well. She's one of the most well-rounded I have ever been around."

Grevengoed has played travel softball for the Michiana Mystique and is a two-time mental attitude award winner in volleyball.

"I chose Southeastern because of the great Christian atmosphere," said Grevengoed. "I feel it is a place where I can grow both spiritually and through education."

She is active in choral music, 4-H, camp counseling and with LifePoint Church. She has been on multiple mission trips.

At SEU, she plans to major in elementary education with a minor in English for speakers of other languages.