A letter from MHCC softball head coach Brittany Hendrickson:
Sophomore Makiah Johnson, from Newport, is signing a national letter of intent to play at Corban University in Salem, starting next year.
[Editors’ note: The Warriors are coming on strong, having played in the 2017 NAIA national championship game where they were defeated by 10-time winner Oklahoma City University.]
Johnson is the starting center fielder on the 2018 Mt. Hood softball team. Last year with the Saints, she posted a .392 batting average and was awarded with South all-region first team honors. She chose Corban for its elementary education program, as well as how successful its softball program is.
She is most excited about being able to continue playing with Saints teammate Taylor Lawson and growing more as a person.
Sophomore Taylor Lawson from Anchorage, Alaska, is also signing a letter of intent with Corban.
Lawson is one of the team’s hardest workers, as well as the most improved player since joining the Saints squad last year as a mid-season transfer from Bethany College. She is a true utility player, but will play primarily in the outfield for MHCC this season.
Lawson chose Corban because of its exercise science/nursing program and the chance to further her education. She also is excited to be able to play along with Makiah Johnson and to be able to do what she loves for an amazing program.
Congratulations! Go Warriors, and Go Saints!