St. Louis University Softball has announced Maria Connell, of Plainfield Central High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent.

The middle infielder and catcher will attend SLU and play for the Billikens in the fall.

Connell served as team captain at Plainfield Central, earning All-Area and All-Conference honors. She batted .349 over her career, posting Plainfield's second highest all-time totals in RBIs (100) and hits (156). Connell also finished third for all-time hits (39), participated in Plainfield Central's Athletic Leadership Program, and was an honor student.

Head coach Christy Connoyer is excited to welcome Connell to the Billikens.