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CP’s Jones on North-South all-star team

Purdue University Calumet softball coach Heather Tarter stands with new recruit Karlie McCullough Crown Point High School student transfer from

Purdue University Calumet softball coach Heather Tarter stands with new recruit, Karlie McCullough, a Crown Point High School student transfer from Suprise, AZ. McCullough plans to continue her softball career at Purdue Calumet while majoring in nursing.

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Crown Point senior Sean Jones, Andrean’s Nick Serrato and Merrillille lineman Quentin Lacey-Blackwell have been named to the North squad of the annual Indiana Football Coaches association North-South all-star game this summer.

Lake Central offensive lineman Michael Oljace Chesterton wide reciver/kick returner Joe Troop and Griffith two-way star Austin Brown also made the team.

The North-South all-star game will be held at North Central high school the night of Friday, July 19 and Merrillvile head coach Zac Wells will be one of the assistant coaches for the 2013 North all-stars .

Crown Point high school’s Karlie McCullough will becoem the first Purdue-Calumet varsity softball player when the program begins next spring.

PUC coach Heather Tarter, wh has spent the past four seasions as an assistant coach at junior college power Parkland College, anounced that McCulligh, who is a transfer from Valley Vista high in Arizona but is a native of Northwest Indiana, will be counted on.

“Karlie will bring a tremendous work ethic amd a wealth of experience to our program,” said Tarter when the commitment was announced. “She will be able to provide power to the middle of our lineup and has the ability to play multiple positions in the field.”

McCullough, a catcher, first baseman and third baseman who will not play on the CPHS varsity, was a starter for Valley Vista in Suprise, Arizona. A National Honor Society student, batted .511 last summer for her ‘club’ team, the Pheonix Heat.

Tarter, a Merrillville resident, who was also a catcher, oplaying on two National Junior College Athletic Associatin (NJCAA) World Series teams at Kankakee Junior College. She was also a two-year starter at Northwern Iowa University.

Purdue-Calumet will begin as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletuics (NAIA)Division II school but, with the 30 Northwest Indiana Indiana schools as its recruiting base, could be vgood very quickly.

Updated: March 12, 2013 12:12PM



Crown Point senior Sean Jones, Andrean star Nick Serrato and Merrillville lineman Quentin Lacey-Blackwell have been named to the North squad of the annual Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South all-star football game this summer.

Lake Central offensive lineman Michael Oljace, Chesterton wide receiver/kick returner Joe Troop and Griffith two-way star Austin Brown also made the team.

The North-South all-star game will be held at North Central High School the night of Friday, July 19, and Merrillville head coach Zac Wells will be one of the assistant coaches for the 2013 North all-stars .

Crown Point high school’s Karlie McCullough will become the first Purdue-Calumet varsity softball player when the program begins next spring.

PUC coach Heather Tarter, who has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach at junior college power Parkland College, announced that McCullough, who is a transfer from Valley Vista high in Arizona but is a native of Northwest Indiana, will be counted on.

“Karlie will bring a tremendous work ethic amd a wealth of experience to our program,” said Tarter when the commitment was announced. “She will be able to provide power to the middle of our lineup and has the ability to play multiple positions in the field.”

McCullough, a catcher, first baseman and third baseman who will not play on the CPHS varsity, was a starter for Valley Vista in Surprise, Ariz.

A National Honor Society student, McCullough batted .511 last summer for her club’ team, the Phoenix Heat, before her family moved to CP last year.

Tarter, a Merrillville resident, who was also a catcher, playing on two National Junior College Athletic Association World Series teams at Kankakee Junior College. She was also a two-year starter at Northern Iowa University.

Purdue-Calumet, which is also beginning a baseball program, will begin as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II softball school but, with the 30 Northwest Indiana Indiana schools as its recruiting base, could be good very quickly.



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