Sullwold signs with Northern
ESTHERVILLE - Iowa Lakes Community College softball player Julia Sullwold has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Northern State University and play for the Wolves.
“I am excited to continue my collegiate softball and academic careers at Northern State,” Sullwold said “Falling in love with the campus, coaches, professors, and players made my decision a lot easier. I am excited to see the impact I will bring to Northern State.”
Sullwold graduated from Totino-Grace High School, where she was a four-year starting shortstop for the Eagles.
In her freshman season with the Lakers, she played in 50 games. Batting leadoff, she hit .404 with an on-base percentage of .451. Sullwod had 72 hits including nine doubles and one triple. Julia had 31 stolen bases, scored 55 runs and threw eight runners out from left field.
She earned second-team all-region honors was also second-team all-region academic.
“I am so excited that Julia decided to continue at Northern State,” said ILCC coach Katie Larson. “Julia is a prime example of why Junior College works. Growing up in Minnesota, it was always Julia's dream to play in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. She came here and worked every day in the classroom, on the field, and in the weight room so that she could accomplish that dream. We were blessed to have a kid like Julia for the last two years. She is the epitome of Iowa Lakes softball and she has definitely left her mark. I am so proud of Julia for everything that she has accomplished as a Laker and cannot wait to watch her continue to excel at Northern.”