On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School athletic department held a signing ceremony for senior, Aleigha Walden at 3:15 p.m. in the Montgomery Catholic High School campus library. With her parents, Michael and Ashley Walden looking on, Aleigha signed her letter of intent to play softball at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi next year.. The event began with prayer, followed by opening remarks and congratulations from school president, Anne Ceasar. Montgomery Catholic’s 2017 softball coach and alumna, Abbey Beesley, spoke about Aleigha’s work ethic on and off the field, especially as she worked to recover from a 2017 injury.
|Walden Signs to
Play College Softball
Walden came to Montgomery Catholic as a seventh grader and 2018 will be her fifth season with the Knights, as an infielder. A life-long softball player, Walden is a two-time 1A-4A All-Metro player, a two time All-Metro Honorable mention and All-State Honorable Mention – Shortstop in 2017. She is a member of young women’s leadership with a 3.6 GPA. She has also played basketball at Montgomery Catholic for five years. She was supported by her extended family, eleven former, current and future coaches including her Montgomery Catholic coaches Britt Taylor (2014), Abby Beesley (2015-2017) and Whitney Toole (2018)
and future coach at William Carey University, Craig Fletcher.
|AD Daniel Veres, President Anne Ceasar,
Aleigha Walden,Coach Whitney Toole
and Principal Justin Castanza.