Central Penn College to Field New Softball Team

(Summerdale, PA) March 27, 2023 – A new women’s softball team is ready to hit the ground running at Central Penn College (CPC), coached by Tabatha Spriggle, a seasoned coach from Middleburg with a reputation for winning.    

Central Penn’s Athletic Director Kasey Hicks said that students expressed an interest in forming a women’s softball team several years ago, and she is excited that the timing is finally right.  

Spriggle has 14 years of coaching experience at the recreational levels through Class A travel ball, helping to lead high school teams to district championships and far into the state playoffs. She was an assistant coach at Halifax School District with two district titles and a state playoff run in 2021.

A licensed practical nurse, Spriggle has worked in the education field for years and is now finishing her bachelor’s degree in sports management.

She said, “The heart is the difference between those who attempt and those who achieve, both on and off the field. I am very eager to begin the recruiting process and get this program up and running at Central Penn.”

“Bringing Tabatha on as the leader of this program is huge for the college,” Hicks said. “She has been around the game of softball for the past 14 years and has found continued success.  She brings a mindset that puts the student first and uses the game to help teach life lessons. That’s what this is all about.”

“Our goal is to field a team in the Spring of 2024 and to be competitive,” Hicks added. “Our first-year successes will be measured in commitment, determination, and grit. This is a brand-new program at the college.  These young women will be stepping on the field already making history!”

To get involved, interested students should fill out the athletic interest form at centralpenn.edu/athletics.  

Central Penn College offers varsity athletics in baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, esports and cheer, with cross country and track on the drawing board for later this year.

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About Central Penn College

Central Penn College gives students the educational foundation to turn potential into professional success. Since 1881, the college has been a leading source of career-focused education for students in Pennsylvania and beyond. Strategically located in Summerdale, just a few miles from the seat of state government and many private and private employers, Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificate programs in a variety of professional fields. For more information, visit www.centralpenn.edu.

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