Rider's Herrell Signs with Vernon College

Rider High School softball standout Jamie Herrell signed to play her sport at Vernon College Wednesday afternoon in the Rider HS library.

Herrell batted .373 over her junior and senior seasons combined. She said even though the team didn't win as many games as they would have liked to over the past two seasons, she learned other valuable lessons.

"It's taught me to work really hard, and to continue to push and fulfill things," Herrell said. "[To] have set goals, and reach those goals, and to push myself no matter how hard it is, or how much you want to get down on yourself."

She said after not playing club softball over the summer, she had to take it upon herself to find a college where she could play.

"I actually went to them," she said, "I went and toured, and it just all kinda happened so quick. It was awesome and it was really a good experience."