When a player knows her place on the field, she’s comfortable in her spot. When a player feels the same way about a team, it makes her college choice much easier.
For senior Kaylei Peterson, that place of comfort is in Senatobia.
On Nov. 2, 2018, Kaylei Peterson signed a letter of intent to play softball for Northwest Community College in Senatobia, Miss.
“When I visited Northwest, it certainly was a different place than anywhere else I’ve visted,” Peterson said. “It felt like home already.”
Clinton’s head fast pitch softball coach Karla Beth White pointed to Kaylei’s leadership skills as one of her greatest assets. “Kaylei is a vocal leader on an off the field, and has been a great value to the Lady Arrows.”
A power-hitter, Peterson has proven her worth in the middle of the line up. “She always has one of our top batting averages each season and has led the team in home runs three years in a row,” White said.
Peterson was awarded the Lady Arrows MVP award in both her sophomore and junior seasons. Her work in the circle won her the Pitching Award in 2018.
She was awarded the Arrow Award her sophomore year and the rookie of the year in 2016.
Peterson said the functionality of Northwest’s program was something that caught her attention. “I like how they work,” she said “and I know the coaches will challenge me as a player to get better.”
Peterson is a member of the National Honor Society and is a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
She is also a Senior Editor for Clinton High School’s Yearbook and is a member of the Clinton Chamber Youth Leadership team.
Kaylei Peterson is the daughter of Todd and LaDona Peterson.