Northmor senior Cristianna Boggs signed her letter of intent to play softball for the University of Charleston in West Virginia on Wednesday.
Boggs, who will be majoring in nursing while playing for the Division II school, liked Charleston for both the softball and nursing programs.
“I was down there for a prospect camp and just loved the coaches and players,” she said. “They’re ranked the number two nursing program. I was looking for a good nursing program because I want to be in that.”
She added that she’d considered a number of other schools, including Muskingum, Otterbein and Ohio Dominican in Ohio, as well as Chowon in North Carolina, but said that the staff at Charleston let her know she had a chance to step onto the field as a starter during her freshman season. Boggs will be playing in center field.
She is expecting there to be some adjusting to college life, particularly because of the distance between the university and her home.
“The distance from home will be difficult, as well as not knowing anyone down there,” she said. “It will be a big change in environment because it will be nothing like this.”
However, she noted that she feels she’ll bring a lot to the table, adding that the staff at Charleston liked a lot about her game.
“They were interested in my speed and running the bases and they liked my intensity because I don’t want to lose,” she said.
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