Kendall Geis commits to Shippensburg University

Elissa Cohen, Eastside Staff

Most members of the Junior Class experience a multitude of stressors regarding their future college plans. Kendall Geis (’16) has felt much less pressure since her New Year’s Eve verbal commitment to play softball at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

Geis said, “It is more relaxing [going into the season]. I can sit back and enjoy playing and not worry about who is coming to watch.”

Geis is one of the few students in Cherry Hill East’s class of 2016 who already knows where she will spend the next four years after high school. She said that she has worked all of her softball career to be able to accomplish her dream of playing in college. Geis also said she is happy to have had the opportunity to commit to a college before her third season at East.

Looking forward to East’s 2015 softball team, Geis said, “I think we are going to do really [well] this year. We have had a lot of people transfer into school. They will be a great addition.”

It is rare for East athletes to make their college decision as a junior. It is even more rare for Coach Digneo to send one of her athletes off to play at the college level.

“At East, a couple people go play softball [in college], but a lot of it is just for fun,” said Geis.

Geis will formally sign her letter of intent with Shippensburg University towards the beginning of her senior year. This commitment has brought East’s softball team pride and has been a huge weight lifted off of Kendall Geis’s shoulders.