By Kevin Eickman
This past Tuesday a pair of Milford softball players, cousins Rajene and Nia Bowe, signed their letters of intent as they look forward to continue to play softball as they pursue degrees.
Perhaps one of the most gifted athletes ever to come through Milford, Rajene will be headed to Division II Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY. In her time at Milford, Rajene has excelled in softball, field hockey, basketball and cross country. Speaking with her softball coach Sean Brennan, he was quick to sing the praises of her.
“Rajene is one of those special athletes that come along very rarely. She is blessed with athletic skills, yes, but she brings so much more to the table. She is such a great person and such a dynamic leader, it’s just incredible,” Brennan stated.
Rajene is expected to play the outfield at Dominican. While there she will be pursuing a career in nursing. Rajene comes from a family that has always enjoyed athletics and competition and she believes it has really helped her, “It is just the way our family is, we like to compete and I think sports help make you a much more well rounded person,” Rajene said.
Nia has been a mainstay at third base for the Buccaneers and has decided that she will be attending Division I Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. Nia is a tenacious fielder and a fantastic hitter for the Buccaneers. She expects that she will be playing outfield while at Coppin. “I have played there before and I really like it so I don’t think playing the outfield should be a problem,” Nia stated. When asked why she chose Coppin, Nia was quick to respond. “I really like the way it felt, from the coaches to the players, it seems like the right spot to me.”
Speaking with Brennan, it is clear that Nia has what it takes to play ball at the next level. “Nia has such a tremendous talent, it is obvious when you watch her play,” Brennan stated. “It’s not just about the talent with Nia, it’s about the work ethic. She is willing to put her head down and do the work that needs to be done to get better.”
While at Coppin, Nia will be majoring in Biology with an eye towards eventually becoming a veterinarian.
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