Nov. 22, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Megan McReynolds, a native of Winter Garden, Fla., and a senior at Lake Highland Prep School, signed her National Letter of Intent on November 13 to play for the Florida State softball team starting in 2014-15.
“I chose Florida State because of the coaches and the softball program,” said McReynolds. “There are not better coaches in the country and I am excited to be able to represent my home state.”
“Megan McReynolds is a hard-working, quality player. She’s going to compete at first base and swing the bat for us,” said head coach Lonni Alameda. “She comes from an outstanding family and program in the Windermere Wildfire. From the moment she stepped on campus, she has been driven to be here at Florida State and will continue to push, as many of our current players have, for the opportunity to be in the lineup. She won’t shy away from the hard work and dedication it takes to wear the jersey.”
McReynolds has played varsity softball since she was in seventh grade. She has been named her team’s Offensive MVP the past three seasons (2011-13). McReynolds has also been a member of the Highlanders’ swimming and golf teams.
Academically, McReynolds is an All-Honors student with an over 4.0 GPA. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society.
McReynolds played travel ball for the Windermere Wildfire ’95 Paulson. The Wildfire were ranked the No. 1 18U team in Florida in 2012 and 2013. She turned down offers from Furman, South Carolina and Harvard, among others.
“My dad has had the biggest influence in my softball career so far,” mentioned McReynolds. “He was a diver at the University of Missouri, so he knew what it took to play a sport at the top level. Even though my dad would have rather seen me in the swimming pool for my collegiate career, he has supported me every step of the way in softball. My dad was excited when I chose FSU because he will be able to watch me play and he agrees that I have the best group of coaches in the nation.”
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