Last Friday after school got out at Armada High School, Emily Andrews finally got the moment she’s been waiting for.
In front of roughly 60 family members, friends, teammates and coaches, the Tigers middle infielder penned her name on the National Letter of Intent, committing Lake Superior State University.
When Andrews first took the softball diamond when she was in third grade, and it was love at first pitch.
“This is what I love, this is what I want to do,” Andrews recalled from her first time on the field.
Since then she wanted to play softball collegiately, and when she stepped foot on Lake Superior State’s campus as a sophomore she knew that’s where she wanted to go.
In May she received the email that made her recruiting process complete – an offer to play for the Lakers. When that reached her inbox, her future was practically set.
“It was absolutely amazing,” Andrews said of her signing. “I am so beyond grateful to receive this opportunity.”
Not only will Andrews continue her softball career, but she’ll also study in Lake Superior State’s top-ranked conservative biology program.
Like most recruiting processes, there was a little bit of stress in Andrews journey. However, for the most part it was an enjoyable ride that was made a little easier by her parents, Steve and Rose.
Andrews will also be reconnecting with former summer teammate and St. Clair star Maddie Gapshes on the Lakers diamond.
While there’s still plenty of time left in her senior year and another high school softball season to play, it’s safe to say she’s a little pumped to be moving to the Upper Peninsula college.
“(I’m excited for) all of it,” Andrews said. “Just the experience of getting away and being my own person while doing the thing that I love is going to be great.”
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