Alma senior Shaylee Sevenstar had already played in a scrimmage at Ecclesia College, her sister is on the team, so she made it official when she signed a letter of intent to join the Royals softball team.

"I worked with coach (John) Sisemore on a summer team a few years ago and I liked his coaching style," said Sevenstar. "Ecclesia is a small school, small classes and it’s close to home.

"With Brooke being up there, it made my decision a lot easier. I just thought of how much of a honor it would be to play with her again."

Sevenstar plays infield for Alma and is expected to continue that role for the Royals. At the scrimmage, Sevenstar played second base and shortstop. She said that she excelled at those areas.

"Softball has always played a big role in my life. I have been in love with the game since age four. I guess you could say I grew up at the fields," Sevenstar said. "Softball was my motivation to be on top of my grades to to behave well. I never took a summer off from softball just because I love it so much."

Sevenstar’s sister, Brooke, signed with Ecclesia last year.

"My sister and I have always dreamed of being on the college level, and to be there we we knew we had to work hard," Shaylee said.

Sevenstar hasn’t decided up on a major, but is considering something in the medical field.

Ecclesia College is based in Springdale and competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association.