Senior Kim Bordeaux of Cape Fear Christian Academy signed to play softball at Methodist University on Friday at a ceremony in the Eagles’ gym.
Bordeaux hit .491 last season with a team high 27 runs batted in. She had five doubles and two triples. Bordeaux also saw limited duty as a pitcher as CFCA won the Sandhills Athletic Conference and finished second in the NCISAA 1-A tournament.
CFCA coach Sterling Holmes and travel coach Chris Batten of the Carolina Flames both credited Bordeaux’s work ethic as a factor enhancing her natural ability. Holmes began instructing Bordeaux as a pitcher when she was 12 years old. Bordeaux began playing softball at age 10.
Bordeaux joins a Monarchs program that went 10-26 overall in 2021 and 4-10 in the USA South Conference. Ron Simpson has been coaching Methodist since 1999 and has a 513-403-1 record with five trips to the NCAA Division III tournament.
Bordeaux had interest from Belmont Abbey, Agnes Scott in Georgia, Chowan, South Carolina Aiken and William Peace during a period in which recruiting was restricted by COVID.
She felt Methodist was the right choice and is excited about the opportunities there.
Bordeaux wants to study Forensic Science and Chemistry with a goal of working in a laboratory for the FBI.