Her hair flowing gently in the breeze, Morgan Miller grabbed a pen and smiled as she signed the piece of paper.
On Friday afternoon, Miller inked a national letter of intent to play softball at William Peace University.
“It’s great, and it’s been a lifelong goal of mine to sign. I’ve been playing softball since I was like seven, so it’s really exciting,” Miller said. “I was at a softball camp running bases, and after that, an assistant coach, who is no longer there, came up and talked to me. She told me to email her, and that’s how it went.”
Miller lost most of her junior season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Miller said she is thankful to play her favorite sport during her final year in a Princeton jersey.
Over the past four years, Miller has blossomed into one of the area’s top outfielders, and more importantly, a leader on the field.
“It was crazy because none of us thought the season was going to be over, but it was kind of sad, especially because it was my junior season,” Miller said. “This season, we have such a good group of people in general, and we’ve been so close to states.”
And she has helped continue a winning tradition at Princeton.
The Bulldogs have posted a 33-12 overall record during her prep career, and Miller participated on the Bulldog’s teams which won Carolina 1A Conference championships in 2018 and 2019.
The Bulldogs also reached the regional round of the playoffs in 2019.
The softball season starts on Monday, and Princeton is expected to contend for a third crown.
“Morgan is a very good outfielder. She’s got a good bat, and good pop,” Princeton head coach Don Andrews said. “She drove in some big runs for us during playoffs, and I’m excited for this year.
“I’m tickled to death that she signed with William Peace.”
Miller plans to major in exercise sports science or biology when she gets to William Peace next fall.