MacKenna Kehoe has signed a letter of intent to play softball for the M State Fergus Falls Lady Spartans. MacKenna is 2020 graduate of Morris Area High School.
"Kenna is a very good athlete and comes from a very respected and well coached program" said Steve King, Lady Spartan head coach. "She can play a number of positions, which we need, but she is also a very effective pitcher. In our division pitching depth is critical and she will definitely help us."
Kehoe was named All Conference Honorable Mention her junior year. The Kehoe family has strong ties to the Fergus Falls campus. Her dad Bill was an outstanding football player for the Spartans in 1994 and 1995 and her uncle Pat Kehoe also excelled in football for the Spartans.
"I know it's been a difficult year for Kenna and the seniors coming out of high school, but it is also refreshing to have student athletes looking to the future and be excited to attend college and play sports" added King. "MacKenna's athletic ability, her personality and leadership are exactly what we need as we move forward. We are excited to have her!"
The NJCAA cancelled the 2020 spring sports season just as the Lady Spartans were practicing and preparing for an early season tournament. As of now, the NJCAA and M State Fergus Falls are very hopeful that a full spring sports season will be played in 2021.
"It was a tough spring for our student athletes at M State. Softball and baseball seasons were cancelled, and the golf team lost out on an opportunity to compete in the National Tournament. We are looking forward and fully expect to be competing in the spring of 2021" said King. "We have a strong advocate for sports in Dr. Brimhall, our college president. We know she is working on a solution that allows us to have our student athletes return to campus and get back to competing in our conference.
The Spartans compete in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.