Another Glenvar softball player has committed to play in college. McKenna Shearer becomes the third Highlander to announce college plans as she intends to play at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Bates College is a member of the highly competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference, one of the best in NCAA Division III. They posted a 6-2 record before the spring season came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At Glenvar, Shearer was part of the three person pitching squad the Highlanders had in place before the pandemic took away their 2020 spring season. According to GHS coach Lonnie Raines, “not only is McKenna a great pitcher, but she has a great stick and can play the field really well, too.”
Shearer plays travel softball for the Glory and traveled around the country this summer to compete in tournaments. She chose Bates “because of the academic focus,” said McKenna, who has always loved school and wants to be challenged academically in college. “Bates offers some incredible opportunities to make life long connections, get involved in the local community, and of course the cherry on top is being able to play softball.”
Shearer plans to major in either biochemistry or psychology, then continue to Medical School.
McKenna joins two rising Glenvar senior classmates, Lydia Taylor and Courtney Raines, who verbally committed to colleges within the last month. Lydia is headed to Emory & Henry College and Raines will play at Concord University.
“These girls are part of a highly talented senior class of softball players at Glenvar High School,” said coach Raines, who hopes the girls have a normal season in the spring of 2021.