Connolly Staying Close To Home

By WBNG News

June 8, 2012 Updated Jun 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM EST

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Savonna Connolly grew up playing softball.

She also grew up right next to Binghamton University.

And now the school just a few blocks from her house will be her home for the next 4 years.

This afternoon the Vestal senior signed her national letter of intent to play softball for the Bearcats.

She had been prepared to play for division 3 Cortland next season when at nearly the last moment, an opportunity opened with BU.

"It's a funny story, it wasn't originally there. But then it came along and I went with my heart. This is what I wanted to do, to be a division 1 athlete and my hard work paid off and now I'm a Bearcat," she says.

Connolly was this year's Co-MVP of her Vestal team, leading the way with a .424 batting average.

She will major in at BU.

And she already knows a few of the players on the team, having played travel ball with several of the Bearcats during their high school days.

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