Macon-East's Kennedy excited over FIU softball, beach

Macon-East's Kennedy excited over FIU softball, beach

Video

Macon-East's Kennedy excited over FIU softball, beach

By

Macon-East's Deven Kennedy, her family and the Knights celebrated Kennedy's signing with Florida International softball on Monday at the school.

Macon-East’s Deven Kennedy, her family and the Knights celebrated Kennedy’s signing with Florida International softball on Monday at the school.

CECIL — Deven Kennedy already mapped out the distances that will be key for her the next four years.

Kennedy, the former Macon-East softball superstar, will play at Florida International, which is a 10-hour drive from home and 20 minutes from the beach.

“I will not skip class,” Kennedy said Monday when Macon-East celebrated her signing, “but I’ll be at the beach a lot.”

Kennedy, tasked with cutting the FIU cake that Macon-East brought out for the occasion, said playing for an NCAA Division I team had always been her dream.

The Panthers, who are in Conference USA and finished 30-24 this spring, started recruiting Kennedy just this summer.

She visited the campus last week, was impressed and quickly pledged to sign.

“I feel I can make a big impact,” Kennedy said. “I can bring my ‘Southern swag.’ That’s what my travel coach calls it.”

Kennedy, who plays travel ball for the New Jersey-based Intensity, had a championship-laden career at Macon-East.

The Knights are a four-time reigning AISA champion and Kennedy was a four-time All-State player. The outfielder had a a.571 on-base percentage, 57 RBIs and 89 runs scored in 62 games this year.

“I did well, and my team did well,” Kennedy said.

Latest

More USA TODAY High School Sports
Home
https://usatodayhss.com/2015/maconeasts-kennedy-excited-over-fiu-softball-beach
Macon-East's Kennedy excited over FIU softball, beach

Outfielder helped lead Macon-East to four AISA championships

I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: %link% For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit http://usatodayhss.com.