Hillsboro High School senior Hanna Breeden signed her National Letter of Intent on Thursday night to play softball at Division I Cleveland State University for the 2017 season.
Breeden is a senior this year at Hillsboro and a pitcher and first baseman for the Lady Indians softball team. The last two years, Breeden has been named first-team All-SCOL and All-Southeast District.
The Cleveland State Vikings play in the Horizon League and finished the spring season in 8th place with a record of 8-12. Overall they had a record of 23-29.
“I picked CSU because of their great education program and how the softball program works around your education schedule,” said Breeden about making her choice, who had several other colleges looking at her. “I love the campus as well and it is far enough away from home but I can still come home on the weekends. And even though it’s in the city I still feel the small town attitude.
“What drew me in the most was how friendly everyone was. Coach Norris was always willing to answer my questions and made sure I felt welcome. She is willing to put in the work with me and pushes the team. I love how she interacts with her players. The assistant coaches are the same way. The staff as a whole has a perfect balance between caring for their players but still pushing them to win games.”
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.