Reed has grown into a softball powerhouse and on Wednesday afternoon, three players in the program committed to play at the next level at a signing ceremony inside the school’s gym.
Pitcher Julia Jensen and outfielder Jessica Sellers both are headed to Nevada after long verbal commitments. Sellers verbally committed as a freshman and Jensen gave the Wolf Pack her word the following season.
Neither said they waivered on the verbal commitment leading up to signing day.
“I knew what I wanted and this is what I wanted,” Jensen said. “There was no point (looking at other schools) if you know what you want.”
Jensen has been Reed’s starting pitcher since her sophomore year, leading the Raiders to regional titles all three seasons, including a state title as a junior.
Sellers has been a staple in the Raiders’ outfield since she was a freshman, making an immediate impact. She was named the region’s offensive player of the year in her first season at Reed.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” she said of her commitment. “Words can’t describe it.”
The Reed seniors will be joining now former Raider shortstop Kenzi Goins, who will play her freshmen season for the Wolf Pack in the spring.
Both will also be under the direction of new head coach Josh Taylor, who took over this offseason. He was previously an assistant at Nevada.
Gabby Kahl was the third Reed softball player to sign on Wednesday. Kahl will continue her career at Simpson University – an NAIA program in Redding, Calif.
Madison Grimes was the lone non-softball player to sign at the ceremony, but she’s also joining the Mountain West. She will swim for San Jose State.
Grimes, who competes in the back stroke, also considered Nevada, UNLV, Fresno State and Boise State.
“I just loved it (San Jose State). As soon as I got there, I felt like I was home,” Grimes said. “It was just a perfect fit.”