Kylie Canova commits to Maryville College softball

Kylie Canova commits to Maryville College softball

Kylie Canova, a graduate of Lenoir City High School, has committed to continue her education and collegiate softball career at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.

Canova earned four varsity letters for the Panthers earning All-County accolades while playing the outfield and catcher positions. She hit .450 during travel ball this past summer.

"Kylie is a very athletic and driven young athlete," stated Maryville College Head Softball Coach Leah Kelley. "She can play almost any position on the field. I look to utilize her in multiple positions because of the great addition she will be to our lineup"

Canova joins a program that has flourished the past three seasons under the direction of Head Coach Leah Kelley. Kelley directed the Scots toward a 2018 USA South Regular Season and Tournament Championship before earning the program's third bid to the NCAA regionals following a school record 31 wins. In four seasons at the helm, Kelley has a 92-75 career record while going 44-34 within USA South Athletic Conference action.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester was 1,181.