SIC’s King to Continue Softball Career at Lyon College
Mya King, a standout, defensive outfielder from Harrisburg who currently plays at Southeastern Illinois College has signed a letter of intent to transfer to Lyon College, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school located in Batesville, Arkansas, to finish her academic and athletic career.
King plans on pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She is joyfully, yet reluctantly sent on to Lyon College by SIC head coach Maggie Calcaterra.
“Mya is one of the best defensive outfielders that I have coached. I am unable to describe the amount of area that she covers in the outfield. Additionally, she can make a diving play and has an arm to throw out a runner at any base. She will be an asset for Lyon and will leave a void for SIC to fill.
“When I first saw Mya at one of our camps, I was drawn for her desire for the game and her speed,” continued Calcaterra. “During the first practice in the fall of 2020, I knew she would make a difference and she has done just that. I am happy to see a local talent use SIC as a stepping stone to propel her education, which fulfills the mission of our college.”
Last year eight Falcon softball players continued their education and athletic careers at a higher level. This year, two have already committed and one has visited multiple schools.
Southeastern’s softball team is an NJCAA Division I team. It competes in one of the top community college conferences in the nation, the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC). For more information, contact Maggie Calcaterra at 618-252-5400 ext. 2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered for the team, visit sic.edu/recruitme and fill out the form.