Robstowns Lauren Sepulveda will realize her dream next year of playing college softball.

The senior signed Wednesday to play at Frank Phillips College.

I feel really excited. Its a dream come true, Sepulveda said. Its been my dream to play college softball, and Ive just been working hard to make my parents happy and Im just glad it finally happened.

The years of hard work paid off, and soon she will be in the college ranks.

I just work hard all the time, Sepulveda said. Everybody was telling me I could do it, and I just pushed myself. All the support helped a lot.

Sepulveda got the call from Frank Phillips right before Christmas.

It was crazy; I was so happy, she said. I dont know how to explain it. I was really, really happy. My parents were so proud of me. It just feels good to make them happy.

She will soon join a program that has a history of success.

Theyre really hard-working and they win a lot of games, she said. I have two friends over there, and they work hard; I like that.

After graduation Sepulveda will head to Borger, Texas, right near the Texas-Oklahoma border on the panhandle.

Its going to be tough, but Im going to have to get used to it, she said. Im going to have to Facetime my parents and all that Im going to miss them a lot but its a new experience.