Softball’s Smith Signs with Hanover College

Recently, Charlestown senior Addison Smith was joined by family, friends, and coaches as she signed her celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play softball at Hanover College next year.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

When asked about her choice to attend school, major in microbiology, and participate in athletics at Hanover College with the Panthers, Addison replied, “I chose Hanover because of the importance Hanover places on striving for academic excellence. Most importantly, Hanover feels like home where I can thrive and belong.”

 Charlestown softball coach Joe Witten shared his sentiments on Addison saying, “Addie is a model student-athlete. She always comes prepared in the classroom and on the field. She never complains and always gives here top effort. We all could learn from what a Charlestown Pirate should look like. Just spend a day and observe what Addie Smith does. You will instantly be forced to work harder and better our society. “

 WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Addison and wishes her a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Member Aiden Stewart