Frontenac standout Arnett signs to Pitt State softball

Heather Arnett is a 2X All-State infielder for the Raiders.

FRONTENAC, Kan. – Frontenac High School standout Heather Arnett signed on Friday afternoon to continue her softball career in college at Pittsburg State University.

“Pittsburg State just felt like home. I visited other schools, but there’s nothing like it,” Arnett says, “I love my family and I love that they’re going to get to be there and watch me play and do something I love.”

Arnett is a 2X All-State infielder for Frontenac.

Last season as a junior she hit .530 with 6 doubles, 4 triples and 2 home runs. Arnett drove in 21 runs on the season.

“We’re excited to add Heather to our 2022 signing class,” says Pitt State head softball coach Jenny Fuller – who is in her first year with PSU, “She’s an athlete we identified as an impact player as soon as we got to Pittsburg.”

“I love the Fullers. They’re great people,” Arnett says of coach Fuller and her husband, Brad – who is the Pitt State assistant coach, “It’s their first year and they’ve already done great things for the program. They’re having an amazing season right now and I’m just really excited to be a part of that program with them as my coaches.”

In addition to being an All-State shortstop and a threat in the box – Arnett will be a threat on the bases for Pitt State.

She finished her junior season last spring with 53 steals.

“Heather has above-average speed and is versatile in the field,” Fuller says of her incoming infielder, “She has strong family ties to Pittsburg State, and we’re looking forward to seeing her in crimson and gold.”

“My goal is to be able to play. That’s another reason why I chose Pitt State. I think I can play here,” Arnett says, “I’m going to work hard and I know I’m going to have competition. The girls are going to push me and push my limits as a player.”

In addition to playing for Frontenac and playing in the CNC – one of the best softball leagues in the state – Arnett also plays travel ball for the KC Peppers organization.

She says playing for both has helped prepare her for the college game.

“We play top competition all the time in travel ball. We play girls who are committed to Division I and Division II schools and top programs around the country,” Arnett says, “I always felt like I was good, but playing this fall and then playing this summer with them is really going to prove to me that I can do this at the next level. Playing here for Cassie, Scott and Francy – they’re high-level coaches. They’re very successful. They have great practices and I feel I’m very prepared for this next step of my softball career.”