The 5-foot-6 senior center fielder led the Patriots (29-7) to the Class A state championship this past season. Unzicker compiled a .500 batting average with 18 home runs, 47 RBI and 57 runs scored. A four-time First Team All-State selection, she was named honorary captain of the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska team and co-captain of the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State team.
Unzicker has maintained a 3.89 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball on scholarship at the University of Nebraska this fall.
Unzicker has volunteered locally on behalf of the Salvation Army, youth softball clinics and Kids Against Hunger. "Rylie Unzicker was probably the best player in the state in both her junior and senior years," said K.C. Hehnke, head coach at Grand Island High. "Her bat speed is second to none, and her defense is outstanding. She plays hard every day and she can play any position asked of her."