Charity Henderson, a junior at Southmoreland High School, recently committed to California University of Pennsylvania for her favorite sport, softball. Henderson said there were a lot of factors that went into committing to CAL.
Henderson has been playing softball since she was 5 years old. She truly has a love for the game which one needs to have in order to commit themselves to a college level athletic program. When Henderson was asked why exactly she chose California University, she said, “Cal U was the first school to make me feel like I was at home.”
Henderson already knows the expectations when committing to a college softball program.
“All college softball is more strict than high school,” she said. “Everything is set in stone almost a year before playing.”
By meeting some of her future teammates, she realized that “having a family in college helps a lot. I’ll have people pushing me on the field and in the classroom.”
Last season, the Scottie softball team won the WPIAL championship. Henderson is hoping that this upcoming season is comparable to last season.
While California University of Pennsylvania was her first offer, she knew she was meant to be there because she immediately felt as if she was “at home” with her future teammates.