When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, JFK High School (Long Island) and NJ Intensity infielder Morgan Tesser refused to rest on her laurels.
No way, not Tesser. She took to Twitter with videos of engaging in softball drills and fitness workouts that she hoped would grab the attention of college Division I softball programs.
That all came to fruition tonight, as she verbally committed to the D I Bryant University Bulldogs, the Merrick resident Tweeted tonight.
In a heartful letter on Twitter, Tesser thanked everyone who assisted her in fulfilling her dream of getting the opportunity to play D I softball in 2021.
“I am super excited to announce that I have committed to Bryant University to continue my academic and athletic career,” she wrote. “Thank you to all my coaches along the way as well as my family and friends for the constant love and support throughout this journey. Could not have reached my dream of playing division one softball alone. Go Bulldogs.”
A true softball warrior, Tesser said in a story on BrooklynSportsWorld.com in March that, “Very few people understand it,” she explained of her D-I college steely-eyed softball training. “They think I’m crazy. It doesn’t faze me at all. I wouldn’t be doing it as much as I do if it wasn’t fun.”
But I doubt the enjoyment stops here for the resolute softball maven.
— Jerry Del Priore