BY MELANIE BUCK –
Mena Ladycat Kenzi Spurgin has officially signed on with Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri to play college softball, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Kenzie is the daughter of Kevin and Chamarie Spurgin and has been playing ball for the majority of her life.
In her years of highschool ball, the Ladycat Softball Team has been named 4A Conference Champs and District Champs in 2013, 2014, and 2015; West Region Champions in 2014 and 2015; and State Champions in 2015, and still has her senior season to go. Her personal softball accomplishments include All District 2013; Jr. Classic Tournament Team 2015; and Arkansas Democrat All-Preps 2015. Kenzi has also been involved in a traveling softball team, Mena Heat, who has had much success through the years as well.
In Ladycat Volleyball action, Kenzi was named 1st Team All-Conference in 2013 and 2014 and All State 2015. As part of the team, the Kenzie and the Ladycats also earned 4A Conference Champs in 2013, 2014, and 2015; State Champions in 2014; and State Runners-Up in 2015.
Kenzi is excited to start college and plans to work hard under the direction of Coach Sisemore and Coach Sam on the softball field. She plans to major in occupational therapy.