Morgen Talley, the Class 2A state player of the year who led Canterbury to its fifth overall state softball title this season, has transferred to Calvary Christian according to Warriors athletic director Darrell Don.
Talley will join her mother, Monica Talley, who left her athletic director job at Canterbury to accept a position at Calvary Christian.
As an eighth grader this past season, Talley showed off tremendous power at the plate. She hit 15 home runs and had 44 RBIs while playing a difficult schedule en route to a state title.
To put those numbers in perspective consider that Talley had just one homer and 20 RBIs in her previous two seasons combined.
Talley is not the only one leaving Canterbury. Three other starters, Payton Cushman (.416 average) and Irianis Garcia (.392) and Mac Bergstrom (.358) are transferring to Calvary Christian, too.
Those four will give a boost to the Warriors, who lost three of their top five hitters to graduation.
The departures are a blow for the Crusaders, who lose four of their top five hitters.