Trio of Bethel Park softball girls sign NLIs to Division 1 schools

Seton Hall, Ohio State, and UConn each pick up a gem

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Lauren Caye

Reagan Milliken, Lauren Caye, and Delaney Nagy are all smiles after signing their NLIs.

All of their hard work came to reality on Wednesday, Nov. 11 when Reagan Milliken, Lauren Caye, and Delaney Nagy, in the presence of their coaches, teammates, and family, signed their National Letters of Intent. 

This trio of softball girls has dominated the WPIAL during their careers. They carried their team to a 10-6 record in their sophomore year campaigns.

There was no season last year because of the coronavirus.

Reagan Milliken, Lauren Caye, and Delaney Nagy pose with their teammates Alexandra Sniegocki and Shayna Postler at their game against Peters on March 27, 2019. (Haley Richert)

[Seton Hall] has good academics across the board and the way they treat their student-athletes. The facilities are super nice and it’s a perfect size school where I can get the tools I need to succeed.”

— Lauren Caye

First is the speedy centerfielder Lauren Caye. She verbally committed to Seton Hall back in July of 2020. She signed her NLI to continue her academic and athletic career at Seton Hall University. Although she is currently undecided, she is interested in education, broadcasting, and athletic-training. She is poised on having an above and beyond work ethic. She is a great person and her friends know her as being very happy-go-lucky and light-hearted.

Lauren Caye proudly signs her NLI to Seton Hall on Nov. 11. (Dan Sloan via @BP_BlackHawks Twitter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When asked what made her want to attend Seton Hall, she said: “[Seton Hall] has good academics across the board and the way they treat their student-athletes. The facilities are super nice and it’s a perfect size school where I can get the tools I need to succeed.”

Her favorite high school softball memory was hitting a walk-off against Upper St. Clair as a sophomore. Her most important personal goal is “to graduate with a good degree and get a good-paying job. Maybe come back to coach at BPHS someday.”

 

Next up is the power-hitting first-baseman Reagan Milliken. She verbally committed to Ohio State University back in July of 2017. She signed her NLI to continue her academic and athletic career at Ohio State University. So far Reagan is a three-year letter winner. Her freshman year batting average was .509, and she was selected to the Second Team All-Section. Her sophomore year batting average was .508, and she was selected to the First Team All-Section and Second Team All-State.

I chose Ohio State because I started playing for my travel team, Ohio Lasers, when I was 10. After attending numerous softball camps at Ohio State and other universities, I knew Ohio State was where I wanted to go. The coaching staff is so friendly and welcoming, they also have great athletic facilities. Not knowing what I wanted to major in when I was committed wasn’t a problem because Ohio State has so many options.”

— Reagan Milliken

Reagan Milliken proudly signs her NLI to Ohio State on Nov. 11. (Dan Sloan via @BP_BlackHawks Twitter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When picking what college to choose, she said: “I chose Ohio State because I started playing for my travel team, Ohio Lasers, when I was 10. After attending numerous softball camps at Ohio State and other universities, I knew Ohio State was where I wanted to go. The coaching staff is so friendly and welcoming, they also have great athletic facilities. Not knowing what I wanted to major in when I was committed wasn’t a problem because Ohio State has so many options.” 

She is currently undecided about what to major in but she’s thinking about nursing

Reagan also takes pride in her school work as she is a member of NHS. Reagan is a very friendly and hard-working person. Her biggest goal is to be an All-American. Knowing her work ethic, there is no doubt that she’ll be able to reach her goals.

 

Last but certainly not least, is standout pitcher Delaney Nagy. Her flaming fastball strikes fear into many opposing hitters. She verbally committed to the University of Connecticut back in February of 2020. She signed her NLI to continue her academic and athletic career at UConn. She plans on majoring in digital media & design. She is an awesome person and she’s known as very out-going, hardworking, and joyful.

What made me pick UConn was definitely the atmosphere that the coaches, campus, and teammates exhibited. I loved the culture and family bond that they have. It really made me feel at home and fall in love with the school even more.”

— Delaney Nagy

When asked why she chose UConn, she said: “What made me pick UConn was definitely the atmosphere that the coaches, campus, and teammates exhibited. I loved the culture and family bond that they have. It really made me feel at home and fall in love with the school even more.”

Delaney Nagy proudly signs her NLI to UConn on Nov. 11. (Dan Sloan via @BP_BlackHawks Twitter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, when asked what her most important goal was in the future, she said: “My most important goal for the future is to excel in whatever I am doing and be a leader. For example, in softball, I would love to help assist the team by being a leader on the field and off. I also would like to get a degree and excel in my film studies. I want to always make everyone feel welcome and comfortable in whatever situation I am in so that they can also thrive.”

These three are people of high character and hard work. They will look to build on their previous seasons with the Lady Hawks and lead the team in their senior years. All three of these ladies are on the right track for successful futures.

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