Rockport-Fulton High School Lady Pirate softball player Jordan Hall signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Southwestern College (SC) in Winfield, KS Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Hall said signing to be a Lady Moundbuilder in front of family and friends gave her confidence she made the right decision.
“This day has kind of proven to me that I am good enough to go to the next level and honestly it was just a point proven to me,” said Hall. “Having everybody here that’s believed in me all these years, I finally realized it myself and it was a big breakthrough mentally.”
Hall has been a part of the RFHS Lady Pirate softball team since she was a freshman, but has not played much in her role as a pitcher behind former Lady Pirate pitcher Siarah Galvan. Hall will play a much larger role as RFHS’ pitcher this season after Galvan’s graduation. Galvan went on to play softball at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
RFHS Head Softball Coach Melissa Reyes knew Hall’s passion for softball has always been deep since first coaching her in middle school.
“We were in a situation where we always had a pitcher in front of her, but she has always done a great job anytime she’s been asked to step up,” said Reyes. “She’s a great teammate and is a vital part of what we do in the Lady Pirates softball program.”
Hall said she popped up on SC’s radar after attending a softball pitching showcase in the summer of 2021.
She then went on a visit in August 2021. She said she didn’t want to like it at first because of how far it was from home. However, she changed her mind when she went on her official visit during the second week of school.
“I got to meet all three of their coaches and watch the girls play. We had an instant bond. They also have the academic program that I want, which was really important to me,” said Hall. “They kind of made me fall in love with it all over again. And in that moment, I knew it was right.”
Hall said she wants to major in psychology and become a sports psychiatrist.
SC plays in the NCAA Division III level.