Madisyn Missling, a 2020 graduate of Henning High School, has signed a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) letter of intent to play softball for the M State Fergus Lady Spartans.
"I really appreciate the fact that even though she lost her senior softball season, Madisyn still has the passion to compete" said Steve King, head coach of the Lady Spartans. "She can play different positions, but she wants the ball to pitch and she has been well coached. Every program starts with pitching and she wants to keep working to improve. Madisyn works hard, is very coachable and is a great addition to our program."
Madisyn was graduated with honors and received The Most Dedicated Player award her junior year of softball for the Ottertail Central Bulldogs.
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.
The Lady Spartans compete the Southern Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. This division is very well respected nationally with two and sometimes three teams ranked in the NJCAA top 10 on a weekly basis.
"Our division is so competitive and that's why it's great to have Madisyn join the Lady Spartans" said King. "We need her competitive leadership style and her pitching to compete in a very good division."