Kayla Sheridan (softball)

Kayla Sheridan

Former Sulphur High School standout and current Lamar State College-Port Arthur star outfielder Kayla Sheridan signed with Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Wednesday.

“I chose to continue my softball career at Texas A&M Corpus Christi because the ‘Islander’ atmosphere of the campus and the academic opportunities from the University,” Sheridan said. “I believe I can contribute to the team and benefit from the softball program and what the coaching staff has to offer.

“I look forward to being part of a program that will push me to better my skills at the next level and being part of an up and coming team in the Southland Conference.”

In her second season in Port Arthur, Sheridan has been an offensive stalwart with a .421 batting average. In 54 games, she is second on the team in stolen bases (32) and hits (80). She has scored 38 runs, driven in 26 and has a .949 fielding percentage.

As a freshman last year for the Seahawks, Sheridan, a first-team all-conference outfielder and 2nd team all-region, hit .367 with 15 RBIs, 41 runs, eight stolen bases and a .945 fielding percentage.

Sheridan was a multi-sport athlete at Sulphur High playing four years of softball, soccer and earned numerous all-district awards in both sports.

She helped led Sulphur to a district championship in softball in 2014 and the runner-up spot in 2015.

As a senior in 2015, Sheridan hit .488 with 12 stolen bases, 14 RBI, 27 runs and a .992 fielding percentage playing second base.

Sheridan plans to pursue a bachelors degree in Health Science with a minor in Exercise Science.