12 Rae Payleitner
Rae Payleitner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles East

Position:
Catcher

Bats/Throws:
R/R



ABOUT PAYLEITNER: Will back-up senior standout Rachael Duval behind the dish ... spent off-season refining skills learning to ease into the collegiate game ... competed during the fall season as the designate player and pinch hitter due to injury ... fully recovered and working hard to learn how to handle the pitchers and Army's system ... power hitter who has ability to crush the ball ... slated for reserve duty behind the plate while drawing duty in the lineup as a DP or pinch hitter.

High School: Four-year starter on varsity softball team at St. Charles East H.S. ... tabbed for all-state honors as a catcher by the Illinois Coaches Association in 2010 ... led the Eight Upstate Eight Conference in home runs in 2009 and 2010 ... chosen for all-conference, all-area and academic honors by three regional papers - Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and St. Charles Republican ... listed on the Top 30 Players to Watch List by the Tribune ... four-year academic all-conference selection ... batted .404 senior year with 43 runs batted in and 23 extra base hits ... set school home run marks for career (27), season (13) and single game (three) ... served twice as captain ... team MVP senior year ... also lettered in basketball ... received American Legion Award for School's Best Female Athlete senior year along with the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award ... played club ball for Bartlett Silverhawks ... placed second at ASA Northern National in 2010 ... homered in the championship game.

Personal: Given name is Rae Anne Payleitner ... parents' names are Jay and Rita Payleitner ... youngest member and only girl among five children ... older brothers Alec, Randall, Max and Isaac ... paternal grandfather, Kenneth Payleitner, served with the Army in the Philippines during World War II ... cousin Eric Nelson is in the National Guard ... member of the National Honor Society in high school ... lawyer on Mock Trial Team that won the state championship ... major is undeclared.

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