Palmyra senior Madison Keim signed her letter of intent Wednesday to join the softball program at Central Methodist University.
The Courier-Post caught up with her after the ceremony.
Courier-Post: Can you describe the emotions of signing to play college softball at Central Methodist?
Madison Keim: "I'm really happy about it. I'm really passionate about softball, and to be able to continue that in college is really cool."
What stood out most to you about the school?
"They have a really good nursing program, so I was initially just going down there for that, and I watched the softball team play and they were really good. I talked to the coach a little bit, and he said he would be really grateful to have me on the team."
What made you want to be part of the team?
"The family environment they had going on. We had that same kind of environment in high school. Just being able to have that same environment, go in there and be like a family."
What do you think your role might be when you get there?
"(Coach Pat Reardon) said I could probably step in and help the team out. I might do some some catching. Also first base. Depends where they need me at."
Looking ahead four years from now, what do you hope to have gotten out of this experience?
"To play a sport I'm passionate about and be able to finish that out in college while building relationships with people and having that friendship down the road."
What do you attribute your growth as a softball player to?
"Just working with all the coaches I've had experience with. They push me to be the best I can be and help the team out. Not just personally, but in a group effort."
What will you remember most about your time playing softball at Palmyra?
"Definitely the team bonding. We got really close this past year, having a new coach. (I'm excited) to come back and watch them play next season."