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Seated L-R: Taylor Smith and her mother Brenda Golden; Standing L-R Smith's father Kevin Golden, SIC Softball Coach Ross Hill, SCHS Athletic Director Scott Steward

Salem Senior Signs to Join SIC

Salem Community High School Senior Taylor Smith will

continue her softball career after graduation. Smith signed her letter of

intent and scholarship agreement earlier this month to play for Southeastern

Illinois College in Harrisburg.

Smith says that with college selection, just like real

estate, it’s all about location, location, location.

“I’m not really into big cities. I can visit them, but it’s

[Southeastern] kind of in the country, just small town and I really like it. You

know when you get on the college campus, you can tell it’s where you want to

be, where you see yourself.”

Smith had 25 hits in 84 at-bats as a junior, good for a .298

batting average. Her career average is .301 with 47 hits, 11 doubles, and three

homeruns.  Then Smith spelled out her

goals for the upcoming season.

“I hope we have a winning season, which I think we will

because we have a lot of young talent…hopefully to hit more homeruns, and

basically just to have fun and be ready for college ball.”

While playing softball at SIC, Smith will also participate

in the pre-BSN program in Harrisburg. After two years, Smith plans to transfer

to SIU-Edwardsville to complete the Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Smith says

as of now, she’s not sure if she’ll pursue softball beyond Southeastern

Illinois College.

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