The latest local prep star to sign on at the next level is Kristen Toppel of Lord Botetourt. The Cavaliers star shortstop will move on to Division II Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The Lady Eagles play out of the South Atlantic Conference and hold an excellent tradition on the diamonds. Carson-Newman has 11 NCAA appearances in Women's softball. Toppel calls the signing a great opportunity and a challenge she is ready to tackle.