Frontenac standout Fields commits to Crowder softball

Karma Fields was the 2019 Sports in Kansas 3A Player of the Year.
Karma Fields Frontenac

Frontenac High School softball standout Karma Fields has committed to play softball for Crowder College next year.

“When I went there and visited, I did a workout and all the girls were so welcoming and nice,” Fields says, “I felt like I had known them forever when I got there. When I talked to the coaches I felt like they wanted me there. They knew who I was. They have a great reputation. Coach Sizemore kind of reminds me of Cassie (her FHS coach). They expect out a lot out of you, but they are always going to have your back.”

Fields was the Sports in Kansas 3A softball player of the year last season, after leading the Raiders to a state championship. Because of COVID-19, she didn’t get an opportunity to play her senior season at Frontenac.

“It has been diffucult,” Fields says of going through the recruiting process without playing her final year in high school, “We didn’t have that season to show everyone what I have and what I can do. I’m excited to get back into the game and get playing again.”

Now, the next time fields will represent a school on the field, it will be at the college level, with a program that’s been one of the best in the country.

“I’m both nervous and excited,” Fields says of moving to the college game and playing for a program with a solid tradition, “Once you leave high school, everyone is good. Everyone is there to compete for a position.”

Fields says she hopes to find a spot to play in the outfield, and has also talked to the coaching staff about pitching for the Lady Riders.

“I just want to see if I can work hard and stand out,” Fields finishes, “I want to see if I can keep playing after Crowder. They play a tough schedule, and it really prepares you if you want to improve yourself and move on.”

Fields plans to get a degree in nursing after finishing high school.