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Palmer signs with the Lady Cavaliers

By Greg Evans

Kylie Palmer signed her name on the dotted line for St. Gregory’s University on Tuesday. She will play softball for the Lady Cavaliers.

“I really like the campus,” Palmer said. “It’s a bit older of a campus so it is really pretty. I like Coach (Heather Shanahan). She is new there and I know she will push me. I will have to work for a spot. It’s also close to home, about 45 minutes away.”

Palmer said she will pursue a degree in education as she would like to be a softball coach and high school math teacher.

“(Coach Shanahan) recruits athletes,” Palmer said. “She saw that I would be an asset and said I will play anywhere.”

Piedmont Coach Rick Scott had many kind words to say about a player who stepped up to play shortstop for the Lady Wildcats this year.

“She was one of those girls who always gave her full effort,” Scott said. “She never complained. She was not happy with her playing time her junior year. We sat down and talked about what she needed to do to play shortstop. For her first year, she played fantastic. I told her she would have errors during the year but she couldn’t get discouraged. She was the type of girl who would dive and chase after balls. Her heart was always in the right place. Whether that was with softball, God or her teammates, it was always in the right place. Kylie, I’m really proud for her.”

St. Gregory’s University is located in Shawnee.

As Palmer signed her letter of intent, she was joined by her parents Jennifer and Lance Kimball.

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