State Fair Community College softball head coach Lyndsey Talbot has announced the addition of six players to the program.

All of the student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent and will begin at SFCC in the fall.

Reagan Hockett is a utility player from Sedalia. She played softball at Smith -Cotton High School for head coach Hilliary Owens.

“Reagan will add speed to our team,” said Talbot. “She can play different positions and is happy to play wherever the team needs her to play. We are excited to keep a local student close to home.”

Anna Ford is an infielder who played softball at Montgomery County High School in Montgomery City for head coach for Audra Heimer. She is a high school teammate of Jordan Fischer who signed with the Lady Roadrunners earlier this year.

“Anna will bring a good bat to the team,” said Talbot. “We look forward to her potentially filling the designated hitter role that could evolve into playing the infield as well. We will see how she develops.”

Twin sisters Paige and Braleigh Johnson are utility players who played softball at California High School in California, Mo., for head coach Steven Stock.

“Paige and Braleigh can play multiple positions,” said Talbot. “We will have to wait and see where they best fit on the team. Both are high-energy players and good communicators. I think they will mesh well with the other members of the team.”

Presley Floyd is an outfielder who played softball at Strafford High School in Strafford for head coach Dale Bean. Floyd helped her team to back-to-back state championships.

“Presley decided late in the process that she wanted play softball in college,” said Talbot. “She has pop in her bat and is the type of player who is willing to play in a heartbeat any position in which she is needed. I’m excited to work with her and see exactly what her bat can do.”

Alissa Collette is a pitcher/infielder who also played softball at Strafford High School for head coach Dale Bean and helped the team to back-to-back softball state championships. Collette also excelled in basketball and helped her team to three consecutive state basketball championships.

“Alissa is a pitcher we expect to be a vital player, especially in the circle,” said Talbot. “She can play the infield and has a good bat. Presley and Alissa both understand what it takes to win based on the success they achieved in high school.”

--David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics

Randy Kirby