Pat­ter­son signs with In­de­pen­dence CC

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SCOREBOARD -

Spring­dale High se­nior Whit­nee Pat­ter­son signed a let­ter of in­tent over the week­end to con­tinue her soft­ball ca­reer at In­de­pen­dence Com­mu­nity Col­lege (Kan.).

Pat­ter­son grad­u­ated in May and will join the pro­gram this fall. Spring­dale coach Ash­lee Friend said everything fell into place for her star se­nior to play col­le­giately.

“She’s been re­ally pa­tient with her choice, I think,” Friend said. “She’s a stu­dent first, but if she got the op­por­tu­nity to go play ball, I knew she would want to do that. I was con­tacted by (In­de­pen­dence’s) coach about a month ago, she went on a visit and loved it.”

Pat­ter­son pro­vided power in the mid­dle of the Lady Bull­dogs’ lineup for four years and is look­ing for­ward to car­ry­ing out an ob­jec­tive she set well be­fore high school.

“It’s been my dream since I was able to walk,” she said. “I de­cided a long time ago I wanted to play col­lege ball, so it’s a dream come true. Their coach was re­ally nice, and reached out. I vis­ited other places, but I felt like this was the place I needed to be.”

Pat­ter­son chose In­de­pen­dence over South­west­ern Col­lege (Kan.) and Arkansas Tech.


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