Park's Morris, Kluever to make it official on April 8
Two Park senior softball players, Lauryn Morris and Ashley Kluever, will sign national letters of intent on April 8 -- the first day of the regular signing period for students to sign a national letter of intent to participate in inter-collegiate athletics next year (the signing period for football, basketball and soccer was earlier in the year).
Morris, a four year letter-winner who hit .391 and earned all-conference honors as a junior, will sign to play softball for Minnesota State-Mankato. Kluever, a pitcher, has committed to play softball for Concordia University in St. Paul. Kluever, who also earned all-conference honors last year, is a three year starter and has an 18-2 record the past two years including throwing three no hitters and one perfect game.
There will be a brief signing ceremony at Park on Wednesday, April 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Park High School media center. Park head softball coach Charlie Whitbred will say a few words about these students prior to the athletes each signing their national letter of intent. The parents and booster clubs will hold a reception immediately following the signing in the library. The public is welcome to join in honoring these two student-athletes as they take the next step to continuing their athletic careers.