Lyallsigning (535x300)KNIGHTSTOWN, IN – Knightstown High School senior Madison Lyall recently became the first signee of the Class of 2016 for the Ancilla College softball team.


Lyall, a pitcher for Panthers, will earn her third varsity letter this season. She was also a member of the Monroe Central Invitational All-Tournament team. Madison is the daughter of Anthony and Megan Lyall of New Castle. She plans on pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Ancilla.


“Ancilla made me feel welcome and not out of place,” said Lyall when asked about what made the small two-year school the right fit for her.


“I’m excited that Maddie has decided to join the Charger Softball Family,” began Ancilla coach Scott Reese. “She brings a wealth of pitching knowledge with her and I look for her to play a major role in the future of our program.”


Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 22 associate degrees, eight one-year certificates and 19 athletic programs. Since 1937, the college has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.