Northern Signs Three for Softball in 2018-19


NSU Head Coach Jenny Fuller announced the signing of three student-athletes to her first recruiting class on Monday. Lauryn Bos (Stevenson Ranch, CA), Julia Sullwold (Brooklyn Park, MN), and Morgan ‘MJ’ Robb (Winslow, IL) will join the Wolves in the fall of 2019.

Lauryn Bos is a 5’3” infielder out of West Ranch High School. She is a 3-year starter for the Wildcats. Bos holds a career batting averaging of .400 and on base percentage of .482. In her senior campaign, Bos is hitting .400 with a .568 on base percentage. She is a 2-time Scholar Athlete and the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year. Bos is also a member of the Heybuckets select team out of West Covina, CA.  Fuller on Bos:  “Lauryn is a player with what I call the “California swagger.”  She is a very talented hitter with power, and will be able to play multiple positions on the field.  Lauryn will be replacing some of the power we are losing with our senior hitters.”

Julia Sullwold is a 5’8” outfielder out of Totino Grace High School and Iowa Lakes Community College. As a prep, Sullwold was a 4-year starter and senior team captain for the Eagles under head coach Mike Sullwold. Sullwold tallied a .300 batting average and .950 field percentage over her career, and was twice voted to the all-conference teams. As a freshman at ILCC, Sullwold hit .404 with a .451 on base percentage, notching 72 hits, nine doubles, on triple, and 55 runs scored. She was named to the Academic All-Region second team and All-Region second team. She is the daughter of Mike and Tippy Sullwold, and sister of current Wolves baseball student-athlete, Seth Sullwold.  Fuller on Sullwold:

“Julia is coming to us from a reputable junior college (Iowa Lakes Community College) where she will be able to step in right away as a lefty slapper and make an impact.  She will be replacing the speed and outfielders we are losing with the senior class, and I anticipate for her to be in the top part of our lineup.  She has a tremendous glove and gets great reads on the ball in the outfield.  Julia will be a great fit for the Northern State softball team.”

MJ Robb is a 5’9” catcher out of Orangeville High School and Rock Valley College. As a prep, Robb was a 4-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Broncos. She hit .466 as a senior and was named a 3-time all-conference selection, 3-time all-area pick, 2-time all-state honoree, and to the Rock River Valley All-Star team. Robb is the starting catcher for Rock Valley appearing in 30 games. She hit .481 with nine doubles, six homeruns, and 29 RBI. Robb was named to the All-Region team, and the NJCAA National Tournament All-Tournament team. Rock Valley went 57-2 in 2017, winning the NJCAA National Championship. Fuller on Robb:  “MJ is an experienced catcher that I expect to come in and make an impact right away.  She is coming from Rock Valley College and was a part of a National Championship last year.  MJ is very athletic with a big bat and will make a great addition to our battery.”