Surrounded by family and friends, Los Lunas High School softball standout Marleigh Manns signed a letter of intent to play for New Mexico State University.
“It felt right, comfortable,” Manns said about the Las Cruces school, where her father, Denvis, was an All-Conference football player for the Aggies.
Manns says she has relatives in the Las Cruces area, which will make her transition easier.
Manns is a utility outfielder for the Tigers, but she is unsure which position she will play at NMSU.
Mike Powers spent more than 40 years as a television news and sports anchor, mostly in the Albuquerque market. He has won numerous awards including New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year. He covers a wide range of sports, including the Valencia County prep scene.