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East Ridge High School 2012 graduate Taylor LeMay had to take over a year off from softball, but is now the starting catcher for the Gophers women’s team, which is ranked as high as 16th in national polls and is off to one of its best starts in school history. (Photo courtesy of Alicia Jerome / University of Minnesota)

Good as gold: Taylor LeMay making impact as Gophers starting catcher

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When Taylor LeMay was 11 years old she went to a Gophers softball game with her dad Jim and grandpa Pete. She couldn’t take her eyes off the catcher. 


“From that point on, playing for the Gophers was my goal,” said LeMay, a 2012 graduate of East Ridge High School. “I said I wanted to be in her shoes someday.”

After transferring from Concordia University to the University of Minnesota, LeMay has made her dream a reality.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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