Reagan Rouleau Leaving Delta for Transylvania

Not long after graduating from Delta High School this Spring, multi-sports star Regan Rouleau will be traveling to Transylvania later this summer.  Just to be clear, it is not the same Transylvania we’ve all heard of, a region of Romania made legendary and infamous by Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula”, but there will be bats involved, lots of bats and lots of at bats.  Reagan has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and softball career at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Excelling in three different sports, volleyball, basketball as well as softball as a Lady Panther, Reagan could have chosen either of the other two but went with her passion.  “It’s always been my go-to.  It’s always been the sports that makes me the happiest,” she said.  “I’ve always enjoyed it and I’m anxiety free.  I love doing it and I love getting better.”

Ms. Rouleau’s high school softball resume definitely backs up her college sport of choice.  She has been a four-starter for Delta, team Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and team Most Valuable Player in 2019, the same season she led the NWOAL in stolen bases.  Reagan has been the team Captain the past two years, a leadership role she has also held with the volleyball and basketball teams.

“She’s one of a kind.  We’re so thankful she is on the team,” said Delta’s head softball coach Kelsey Gillen who has been with the Lady Panther program for nine years.  “She’s primarily our shortstop but she’s one you could put anywhere.  She can bat right-handed or left-handed, equally great at both.  She is a very talented player and a great team captain.”

Reagan’s versatility on the softball field was also on display in her other two sports.  In volleyball she was a four-starter and her tall stature allowed her to dominate at the net with blocks and spikes while her quickness let her cover the backcourt.  In basketball she was a force on the boards with rebounding and scoring but could also fill the net from three-point range.  Reagan has received All-NWOAL and All-District honors in all three sports and All-Academic NWOAL Awards as well.

Athletically and academically, Reagan felt Transylvania University was a good fit for her.  “The athletic facilities are really nice and the academics are really high level.  It’s really disciplined and I really need that.  I want to be good at my career that I want,” explained Reagan, a National Honor Society member with a 3.867 GPA who plans to major in psychology and become a child psychologist.

Relocating from Delta, Ohio with a population of just over 3,000 to Lexington, Kentucky with a population of over 300,000 will be somewhat of a culture shock for Reagan but she is looking forward to the experience.  “It’s in a big city but it’s a small school so it has the opportunities of a big city.  We live in a small town now so, it’s like small school stuff with a big city right there,” she said.

Reagan is definitely well prepared and has all the tools to be successful at the college that shares its name with the land of Dracula.  You can Count on it.

Pictured:  Reagan Rouleau signs with Transylvania University as her mother, Amy Jo and father, Ron look on.

2 comments

  • Great article Bill!!! Thank you so much!!
    When you get a chance, I would like to be able to purchase some of the photos. I am missing a couple.

    Again, thanks, Reagan is very humble and hard on herself. It is nice she hears others see her hard work.

    AmyJo Rouleau

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