By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly senior Megan Lee signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play collegiate softball at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday in a ceremony here in the learning commons at Waverly High School.
Lee said Finger Lakes CC was an easy choice.
“It’s a really good school for me,” she said. “It’s small, it’s not too big, and it’s a nice community — a very pretty town.
“I think it’s a perfect fit for me, that’s why I picked it,” Lee added.
Lee said the Finger Lakes CC coach saw her play in a tournament over the summer, and that started the ball rolling.
“I was at a softball tournament over the summer, and the (Finger Lakes) coach approached me. He wanted me to plan a visit to the school.
“My mom and I went and visited it, and I really liked it,” she said.
“The coach continued to come to softball tournaments to watch me, and I made my decision,” Lee noted.
Lee said she’s been told she’ll be playing second base at FLCC. which posted a 6-30 record in 2019.
Waverly softball coach Brian Wendela is glad to see Lee extend her playing career.
“I think it’s pretty exciting that she’s able to follow her dream and continue her softball career up there,” he said. “She plays a lot of ball in the summer, and she’s improved quite a bit. I’m excited for her.”
Wendela said Lee will face the same challenges all high school athletes face at the next level.
“I think every high school athlete, no matter what the sport, there’s more work to do.
“I think the biggest thing she’ll need to adjust to is the speed of the game,” said Wendela. “It’s going to be quicker, faster … likewise, she’ll need to be quicker and faster.”
Lee will be majoring in Nursing.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly senior Megan Lee. IN PHOTO 2: From left, Jan Lee (mother), Megan Lee, Morgan Lee (twin sister), and Mike Lee (father). … PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.
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