Aften Richter, of Highland, Ill., signed a letter of intent to play both volleyball and softball at STLCOP for 2017-18.
Richter was joined by her parents, Gary and Carol Richter, coaches and administrators from Mater Dei High School, and STLCOP assistant volleyball coach and softball coordinator Katie Payne yesterday at a signing ceremony in Breese, Ill.
The 5'8" dual sport athlete has been a varsity pitcher for the Mater Dei Knights softball team since her freshman year. As an outside hitter in volleyball, Richter has played for the C4 Crush, SWIC Crush, and Blue Steel club teams, as well as the Mater Dei Knights.
Richter's addition will strengthen the STLCOP rosters for both softball and volleyball next year.
"I am really looking forward to having Aften on our team next year," said head STLCOP softball coach Nick Jepsen. "Her athleticism, talent, and experience on the mound will be a great asset."