Despite a lack of games, between signings and coaching hires over the past few months we've remained plenty busy and today was no exception as Illini West softball's Morgan Broadwell decided her future was taking her to Canton, Missouri.
Broadwell used the Carthage fire department to host her NLI signing this afternoon as the third baseman and catcher made her commitment to the Culver-Stockton wildcats official.
She'll also be continuing her color guard career with the Cats.
The future radiologic technology major was hesitant about the next step and being too far from her seven siblings, that's right the Broadwell family is almost enough to fill a diamond on their own, but the Wildcats gave Broadwell everything she needed to put her doubts to rest.
Broadwell said, "They really reached out to me for softball and sports and then academically they just got my major there and it's not too far from home, not too close.
So that was good. It was very important because all my siblings are here and I didn't want to be too far and not be close to them."
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, so many things have been robbed from the class of 2020, so for Broadwell to have this special day after losing her senior season was a much-needed break.
Illini West Head Softball Coach Ryan Bliss said, "It's tough and that's why it's important that we come out and do this as much as possible when the opportunity presents itself.
We weren't able to play or do the normal benchmarks celebrations of high school so hopefully, we just make this worth it's while and celebrate Morgan today."
Broadwell added, "It's definitely one of the biggest considering we haven't had graduation or prom and I can't be with classmates and all them.
This has been a while since I had all my family together because of corona so it's really nice having everyone get together."