Posted: 11:56 am Monday, April 30th, 2012

Softball: King’s Academy first baseman Kim Valdes signs with Rider University 

By Jeff Greer

King’s Academy softball star Kim Valdes is headed north for college.

Valdes, King’s starting first baseman and a graduating senior, signed her letter of intent to play for Rider University, a Division I program in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Valdes hit .488 this regular season, compiling 22 RBI to help King’s Academy win the District 12-3A championship and advance to the 3A regional final. King’s plays Sarasota-Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.