Lauren Waller (center) signs her letter-of-intent to play softball at Kankakee Community College next year surrounded by her family and Coach Blakey.
By BLAKE FAITH
Mt. Zion softball senior Lauren Waller has signed her letter of intent to play softball at Kankakee Community College next fall. Head coach Greg Blakey said he has seen Waller grow in her confidence.
“I don’t wanna say she doubted herself, but I think she maybe thought she didn’t belong, but she has become more confident as she’s gotten older,” Coach Blakey said.
Waller played middle-infielder for the Braves and pitched. Last season, Waller threw 26 strikeouts and compiled offensively a .353 batting average, 18 hits and six rbis.
The reason Waller chose Kankakee Community College was her love for the coaching staff and softball program as well as their nursing program which she will major in. Her goal academically is to succeed and get her degree and athletically is to succeed and work hard.
The last words of advice Coach Blakey will give to Waller is to never doubt yourself.
“Never doubt yourself,” Coach Blakey said. “Keep believing in yourself and believing in everything you do.”
Waller will cherish most from Mt. Zion is all the hard work and the coaches.
“I just take all the practices and like all the games to work harder,” Waller said. “Just all the hard work and the coaches and how hard they push you to succeed with whatever you want to do.”