Happy Valley’s Reagan Street inks with Cleveland State CC

Published 9:20 am Monday, February 13, 2023

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By Ron Marvel
Star Correspondent
Before she could tie her shoelaces, Reagan Street had a softball glove on her left hand and a bat in her right; Friday afternoon, the standout from the Valley made the decision to take her skills on the diamond and head south 3 hours to Cleveland State Community College where she will major in Health Science. Her bat speed and strong fielding ability will be an asset to any program; no doubt the Cougar coaching staff had also seen this skill set when they offered.
Surrounded by family, friends, and former and current coaches, Reagan made her decision public in a ceremony held at the Happy Valley High School Library. After visiting several colleges, Cleveland State just separated itself from other schools, “it felt like home; I just knew that was the place I was supposed to go to. I really feel like God was leading me in that direction,” said Street. Not only will Cleveland State be getting a standout athlete they will be getting a player/student that carries a 3.8 GPA
No doubt Reagan’s feet were placed in diamond dirt at an early age; her older sister Kaylee was also a phenomenal player at Happy Valley and went on to play at Milligan University and Lincoln Memorial University. Although they were different players, they both had a strong work ethic and a love of the game. “I started playing this game 15 years ago,” Street shared.
Her father and long-time coach, Doug Street, talked about the journey that led her to Cleveland State, “this has been a long-drawn-out process; we visited a lot of schools, Cleveland State just stood out and they have the major she was looking for, its where she wanted to go.” Reagan, who was an all-county player, knows how special it is to get the opportunity to play at the next level, “I love this sport; it has meant so much to me being able to play at the next level is just an incredible opportunity.”
Her current and former coaches were quick to share how much Reagan brings to the table. First year Softball Co-Head Coach Hunter Buchanan has quickly been impressed with the person and player Reagan: “she is a phenomenal leader determined to make herself and her teammates better, today shows these younger girls what hard work can accomplish.” Former Happy Valley Middle School Softball Coach Brandon Mottern shared at length the impression Reagan had on him “well, ever since she came to me at the Middle School, you could tell she was special; she’s a leader on and off the field the girls follow her lead, one of the few girls I have got to coach that will play at the next level, she deserves her success.” Everyone was in agreement on one thing; there is a big difference between the two levels but Reagan Street possesses the tools to continue to thrive on and off the field in all she does.

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