Logan Myers' longtime dream of playing collegiate softball came true on Thursday.
The Alpena High School senior signed a letter of intent with Cornerstone University and will join the Golden Eagles in the fall.
"It feels absolutely amazing. I've been working for this goal for about 10 years," Myers said. "I'm very excited and I feel very blessed."
Alpena High School senior Logan Myers, center, signed a letter of intent to play softball with Cornerstone University on Thursday in Grand Rapids. Pictured with Myers from left are her parents Jenny and Dave Myers, Cornerstone assistant coach Kim Zainea and Cornerstone head coach Jim Farrell.
Myers was in Grand Rapids to sign her letter in front of coach Jim Farrell and her parents. She plans to study exercise science and isn't sure yet where she'll play in the field.
Wherever Myers ends up, the Golden Eagles are getting a versatile player. She began her high school career at third base as a freshman and played second base the next year before switching to shortstop.
By signing with Cornerstone, Myers will be reunited with former Alpena teammate Abby MacArthur and will join a formidable squad that went 32-6 last year and won the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) title.
Myers visited Cornerstone's campus last fall and developed a connection with the team after going through a practice which included normal activities like fielding balls and hitting.
Perhaps more importantly though, Myers was drawn to the people she met on campus and the school's Christian values. Cornerstone is a non-denominational Christian school and prides itself on fostering a learning environment where Jesus Christ is central.
"Everyone there was so nice. God was the center of everything," Myers said. "I showed up to practice and they all prayed."
With the signing out of way, Myers can focus on the upcoming season where she'll be the only senior on Alpena's roster and the Wildcats' starting shortstop. Myers batted .342 last season and had a fielding percentage of .877 while garnering both all-district and all-region honors. She also had two hits in Alpena's district win over Marquette.
"It's a very surreal feeling to know I'm going to be playing college ball in the fall," Myers said. "It makes me want to work harder (this year) so when I got to the collegiate level I can fit right in the team."
While Myers has a lot to look forward to in the fall, she also wants to make sure she's a good leader for the Wildcats this spring as the player with the most experience.
"I want to lead my team to be the best we can be," Myers said. "I'm the only senior and I'm ready to lead. My previous three years have led up to this point."
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