Rebecca W. Thomas, Marketing and Communications Director
Photos Attached: At right, Landyn McAnnally and bottom, Riley Sweeney, Prattville Christian Academy seniors, sign letter of intent with Chipola Junior College and Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College.
Prattville Christian Academy is proud to announce this year’s senior class of Lady Panthers sign Letters of Intent to play softball at the collegiate level. During a dual ceremony last week, McAnnally signed with Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Florida and Sweeney signed with Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College in Andalusia, Alabama.
Landyn McAnnally is an integral piece of the school’s program, anchoring the mound since transferring to PCA her eighth-grade year. When not on the pitching mound, she rotates between first and second base. McAnnally, a member of the 2020 North-South All-Star Softball team, is joining the Chipola Indians, the defending National Junior College Champions. McAnnally was named 3A All-State in 2018 and 2019, and the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s State Tournament MVP in 2018 when the Lady Panthers clenched the program’s first-ever state championship title. “I chose Chipola because they can make me better,” said McAnnally. “They have a great program that will take me to the next level.”
“Landyn has steadily improved each season,” said Randy Stough, PCA’s head softball coach. “A huge part of our success during the last three years has been due to her strong pitching. I believe she will continue to improve, and I’m hopeful she has an outstanding year that helps lead us to another run at a state championship.”
Riley Sweeney transferred to PCA this year – her senior year – from Louisiana. As a member of the Bell Chasse Lady Cardinals and the New Orleans Nightmares – a Louisiana-based travel ball team, Sweeney came in during the summer ready to work. Since joining the team, she has been working to make a name for herself on the pitching mound and anchoring the outfield as it rebuilds from the loss of several graduates. “I chose to join the Saints program because I fell in love with the LBW campus and the softball program,” said Sweeney. “I feel they will help me continue my softball career by improving my skills.”
“Riley came into our program this summer and worked hard,” said Coach Stough. “I saw her potential right away. She has a strong bat which will help give us a shot of added power in our lineup. Riley promises to be a strong defensive addition in the outfield and can shift to also be a great option for a relief pitcher this season.”
About Prattville Christian Academy
Prattville Christian Academy (PCA) is a K3-12 private, non-denominational, independently incorporated school dedicated to providing academic excellence, with an emphasis on life readiness skills, in a caring, Christian environment. Learn more at www.4pca.org.