A former local prep standout is off to a fast start with a nationally ranked college softball team.

Kiley Naomi, who played her high school softball at North Vermilion, is currently the starting shortstop for the 20th-ranked Oklahoma St. Cowgirls.

A freshman, Naomi is currently hitting a .357, which ranks second on the team, to go along with one home run and three stolen bases.

A native of Maurice, Naomi earned All-District, All-Parish and All-State honorable mention honors as a sophomore, All-District and All-Parish honors again as a junior, while being tabbed a first-team All-State performer by the Louisiana Softball Coaches Association and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, and All-District and All-Parish as a senior, while being chosen a first-team All-State honoree by the LSWA and LSCA in 2018.

Naomi helped guide North Vermilion to Class 3A state title in 2017.

We congratulate Kiley on the quick start to her collegiate career, and wish her continued success.