Huntington sophomore Alayna Lytle will have the opportunity to take part in the Queen of Diamonds North college showcase event Jan. 5 and 6 at Kent State.
The event, in its 18th year, selects just fewer than 300 athletes from among 2,000 applicants to take part, with participants accepted based on an application process, ability, potential, academics, graduation year, coaches requests and referrals. Lytle was selected to take part as a third baseman, coming off a successful freshman softball season in which she earned first-team All-Scioto Valley Conference and first-team All-Southeast District honors. She also played on the Central Ohio Lady Vipers-Silver traveling softball team that took fifth place in the National Softball Association's national event in South Carolina during the summer.
The Queen of Diamonds gives high school athletes the chance to showcase their talents in front of college coaches and to help get them on the radar of those schools most of interest to the athlete.