Bells standout Bella Smith signs with Lubbock Christian softball

It was signing day, stay at home style, for Bells star softball player Bella Smith, who signed with Lubbock Christian.

Smith is coming off a tremendous career at Bells, even if the rest of her senior year is never played due to COVID-19. Smith played a pivotal role in both of Bells' state championships in 2017 and 2018.

Signing in the back yard, surrounded by her parents, Smith has a great appreciation for what comes next.

"It's not what I imagined, but in some ways it's better," Smith said. "It's more personal this way. And I get a chance to let in sink without having all the eyes on me. I just get a chance to cope with the fact that all my dreams are coming true."

Smith carefully made her decision toward Lubbock Christian after considering everything she was looking for in a college home.

"Playing softball for a long time, I've been on a lot of college campuses, and I've been able to get a feel for the mood around me. As soon as I stepped on campus at Lubbock Christian I knew that was where I wanted to be."