• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Staff

Paige Hampton signs with Mount St. Joseph University

PAIGE HAMPTON, right, signed her letter of intent to play softball at Mount St. Joseph University on Tuesday, Jan. 9. (Photo by Bill Caine)

Woodford County High School senior Paige Hampton signed her letter of intent to attend and play softball at Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Hampton is a catcher for the WCHS softball team and a staple in the lineup.

“This was a long process to get here,” said Hampton. “There were so many steps to this journey and to know that I made it here, it's surreal. I would not be able to be here without my mom, my teammates and of course my coaches, especially Coach Les (Anderson). He's been my coach in youth softball and again in high school. He has shown me the way to get here and I am very grateful.”

Hampton is looking forward to being part of the college softball experience but for now she is focused on having a productive season with the Lady Jackets.

“Our group is a big family and I am looking forward to working hard with these girls again. Our first practice is today and I can't wait,” she said.

“A lot of people may not know this but Paige was an outfielder when she started softball,” said Coach Anderson. “She made the change to catcher awhile back and last year she was ranked second in the state in catching efficiency. She works hard and she is seeing the reward now and we couldn't be happier for her.”

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