Hackett Lady Hornet senior, Kayla Richardson, has dreamt of playing softball at the college level since she was six years old and on Thursday, December 17, those dreams came true. Kayla, along with her proud parents and little brother, committed to Jefferson College located in Hillsboro, MO just south of St. Louis, and is ready for a different set of wings as she prepares for life as a Lady Viking. “I absolutely loved the campus at Jefferson and knew that I was going to end up going there the second I stepped foot onto campus. I also loved the softball program at Jefferson as well and that the campus felt as if everyone was one big family,” expressed Richardson. Kayla has plans to major in Marine Biology.
“I knew accomplishing my dream wasn’t going to be easy and that I had to work just as hard every day to get to that point. I strive to be the best player on and off the field, and I knew if I just kept working hard then at some point it would eventually pay off!” Kayla is pretty much the jack of all trades when it comes to softball positions but her favorite would be outfield. “Growing up with the sport I love and the people I love has made me the person I am today and I wouldn’t change that for the world. So I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has gotten me to this point such as my family, friends, teachers, and coaches. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without all of you and I am lucky enough to have had this many people push me to achieve my dreams!”