Benton to play softball at Sage

Mayfield High School senior Sydney Benton, center, signs her Letter of Intent to play softball for Sage College next year as her parents, Jeff and Jenelle look on as well as Mayfield High School Athletic director Brian Dunn, back row left, high school principal Chris Wojeski and varsity softball coach Ted Horn Friday at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

MAYFIELD — With an eye on becoming a doctor, Mayfield senior Sydney Benton signed her Letter of Intent to play softball for Sage College next year.

“Sage was most like my hometown, which I loved,” Benton said. “It was small, had the sports I love and most importantly the major I wanted.”

Benton will major in applied biology with a pre-medical track.

“I want to be a doctor and am aiming toward pediatric surgery,” she said.

A three-sport athlete at Mayfield Central School, Benton chose to continue her athletic career on the softball diamond for the Gators.

“Softball is my favorite and I definitely knew I wanted to play at the collegiate level so I am grateful for that,” she said. “Right now they [Sage] have one senior catcher and I will be one of the only catchers coming in. I will have a big role to fill and am looking forward to taking that challenge on.”

Benton credits her parents Jeff and Jenelle Benton and mayfield varsity softball coach Ted Horn with helping her achieve her goal.

“Coach Horn has helped mold me into the softball player and person that I am today,” she said. “But my parents, played the biggest role in making sure I was at practice on time and made sure I got my paperwork in on time and making sure I did everything right to be successful.”

By Paul Wager

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