Arcanum's Meghan McCans signs with Wittenberg University softball program. (front L-R) David McCans (father), McCans, Jennifer McCans (mother), (standing) Matthew McCans (brother). (Gaylen Blosser photo)

McCans signs with Wittenberg

Arcanum's Meghan McCans signs with Wittenberg University Lady Tigers softball program

ARCANUM – Meghan McCans, the daughter of David and Jennifer McCans signed to continue her education while playing softball for the Wittenberg University Lady Tigers.

“Very excited,” McCans said. “Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to go to college and play softball. I always knew I wanted to be a collegiate athlete ever since I started, ever since I picked up the bat.”

“Meghan is a great kid, she is going to be a great human being her whole life,” said Arcanum Lady Trojans softball coach, Mike Morris. “She comes from a great family, works hard, is knowledgeable of the game.”

“We are definitely going to miss her,” Morris added. “She is one of those players at practice, if one of our coaches isn’t there you can tell her to take a group and she can lead them to what we want – just a great leader and wish her well.”

The speedy Arcanum senior centerfielder plans studies in Exercise Science after graduation from Arcanum-Butler High School.

“I think my speed is going to be really good for them,” McCans said of signing with Wittenberg. “I’m pretty quick so outfield and even running the bases I’ll be pretty good for them.”

“I think she is going to step right on in and be an outfielder somewhere,” Coach Morris stated. “She can track a ball down, she has good speed, good agility and her arm is strong.”

“I imagine they will do a little more slapping with her on offense,” continued Morris. “We don’t use the slap that much because when we play the ground is soft and it’s cold and the ball doesn’t really want to bounce off the field but I think they are going to slap her quite a bit.”

McCans has had a long select ball career starting at age 10 as well as an outstanding Lady Trojans varsity softball career.

“She definitely has softball IQ,” said Morris. “She has been playing all of her life, she’s been coached well growing up. She reminds me of one of my own daughters, understands the game and plays it the right way.”

“Center field is my favorite spot by far,” McCans noted. “I love being in charge out there, being the leader. Same with high school ball – I’m one of the leaders out there and I count on my teammates too and I count on them a lot.”

McCans took time to thank the many that helped her reach her dream of playing college fast pitch softball.

“I want to thank my parents because without them I wouldn’t have started playing travel ball when I was 10 and my dad has been a very big help,” McCans said. “He started Focus Fast Pitch so I know he has always been back in that corner helping me out with anything. My dad has coached me all through summer ball and he’s been a giant help. My parents have done so much for me and I thank them so much.”

“I want to thank all the seniors playing. I have a lot teammates in the summer that I have gone through almost eight years of summer ball with but us seniors I count on them all the way. I have been playing with them all four years and I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me with softball and more.”

“Coach Mike Morris – I can’t thank him enough,” McCans said of her high school softball coach. “He pushes me to where I can go, he knows how to use my abilities and he knows how to push me to my fullest potential.”

Lady Trojans' Meghan McCans signs to play softball for the Wittenberg University Lady Tigers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Meghan McCans and Arcanum Lady Trojans softball coach Mike Morris. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Meghan McCans and Arcanum-Butler softball coaching staff. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum's Meghan McCans signs with Wittenberg University. (L-R) Abbey Moore (athletic director), McCans, John Stephens (Superintendent)
Meghan McCans signs with Wittenberg University. (front L-R) David McCans (father), McCans, Jennifer McCans (mother), (standing) Matthew McCans (brother). (Gaylen Blosser photo)
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Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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